Dogs at Lake Dora

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Last hike of the summer:-(

Today was our last day up here so Carol and I went down to the Mars Hill Farmers Market. We wandered around there and bought a couple small treats then went down to Asheville. We shopped for a bit then got lost (always happens there...) but it turned out really great. We found an awesome little taco shack, The White Duck Taco Shack. I had a great Bahn Mi taco and a JerkChicken taco; what fun different flavors!

Once back at the cabin, I took the dogs(except Beli) and went on a nice long hike. The pics didn't come out real well; its been overcast all day and the woods I walked in were really dark and well shaded. I don't know how far we went but it was 2.5-3hrs of slow hiking. The Appalachian trail piece we walked was narrow but beautiful. Lots of cool mushrooms, pretty shade loving flowers and best of all no other people. All 6 of the dogs had a blast running along then waiting for the rest of us!:-))

Rosy was usually in the lead, as you can see (maybe) Bubbles joined right in and really had a great time hunting the chipmunks with Evy.

The three blue Beli girls. Evy almost gave me a heart attack walking along the edge of this rock. It was a long drop off on the other side of the rock...

Rosy and Patsy waiting for me on the trail.

We have the long drive home tomorrow and then back to work on Monday. This has been such a wonderful relaxing trip, well needed, I just wish it was longer!

Friday, August 26, 2011


The younger dogs, Carol and I all took a nice long hike today. What fun we all had! We took the trail up the smaller mountain and to the top but they were taggin birds so we turned around and went back down to the lower trail.

Trail dogs:-))

Patsy and Rosy leading the way

Pretty wildflowers, like bluebells.

Bubbles and Patsy with pretty flowers

Purple Aster

Evy, Rosy and Sally taking a trail break.

We found this pretty log while we were driving out, so we took a photo op.


The Weed!

Carols boy Tag (Beli X Abby)

Tag front

Thursday, August 25, 2011

NC Vacation

Well this is the first opportunity to post since leaving home. We took a small detour to visit Rita Hellegers in Alabama. Her home and property are beautiful! It was a fun, though short visit; we got to watch the National videos from this year. Its always fun to watch with someone else that wasn't there. We had such an enjoyable visit, looking at dogs and talking Cardis some:-))

Ritas hay pasture early morning

Dogs playing in the side yard, they had a great time!

The NC dogs! My friend Carol met me at the cabin with her two Cardis, Libby and Tag. So this is the NC crew. Left to right:Beli, Abby, Evy, Libby, Bubbles, Sally, Rosy, Patsy and Tag. Its quite the family reunion!

Sally enjoying some grass time

Sally trying to play with Bubbles our new arrival:-))

Sally and Bubbles walking the front yard. Bubbles is a Beli daughter and mother to Tigger; I very much like her and Rita was looking to place her so its a win win!!! I'm looking forward to working her on livestock and breeding a litter too. She is starting to get used to the dogs and I. This will be a good week for her to adapt to a different life with me and my dogs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vacation here we come!

The dogs and I are packed and ready to head out of town this am. I'm so looking forward to a break from work and home! We are headed to AL, to visit our friend Rita, then on to NC for a week of hiking and R&R. I'm sure I'll be taking lots of pics!
Also I believe we are going to have a new addition, more pics and intros to follow.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I'm proud to announce that little baby Bolt is now *Ch* Raglan Rhydeffol Tigger in a Tux! Only needing a single to finish he was BOB/BOW today for that 1 point. He is just 1wk over a year! Way to Go Jill and Bolt, now hopefully Dory will come into her own and start gaining some points:-)) Will share the pic when it comes!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More important Birthdays!

August 12th is a big birthday Day here!
First is the DIBBERS! Libby turns 10 this year! Hard to believe the fabulous and oh so talented girl,my second Cardigan is already 10. Libby is so enjoying her retirement with Carol, the sweet Dibbers.

Recognize these guys? The amazing 11 puppies! They are 1 yr old, wow how time flies.

Sweet Abby with her babies:-)) I can't believe its been a year already, I miss the babies!

So Happy Birthday to Bolt, Dory, Remy, Cooper, Rufus, Bella, Flora, Merlin, Alice, Elliot and Buzz! I hope everyone will send in pics for a 1 year update:-))

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rosy pics

Had to get some pics of Rosy today so thought I would post some:-))

Pretty Rosy!

Drive work! She is coming along really well!

Flying Rosy!

I had to put that cute Christmas pic from a couple years ago, I love it. Rosy still reminds me of a hunter pony going over a log!:-)) Wishing for cooler weather, can you tell?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I'm proud to announce that Rudy (Raglans Rocket Man PT) earned his CGC yesterday. Rudy is owned by my mom and is one foot closer to his therapy career with my mother. My mom is planning on using him in conjunction with her counseling degree to help children. Congrats Rudy, love those fabulous Cardi temperments!