While we are a long way from flowers blooming or green grass, the river opened this week, the mountain bluebirds returned on the 18th and the dogs all seem to have a spring in their step. We've resumed field training, which the dogs are very happy about.
One of our Blazingstar dogs lives with the very talented owner of Nearly Naked Neckwear in Calgary. Christine makes gorgeous collars. She generously made 705 cotton collars (yes, really 705!) out of a variety of colourful fabric as a fund raiser for the FCRSC's National Specialty. They are for sale for $15 each, with $5 from each sale going to the Specialty. We helped her out by photographing 235 of them (one of each design). With an assembly line going and Adobe Lightroom to help with the post-processing, it went surprisingly quickly.
We are very excited to announce that Lindy became Blazingstar's first Agility Trial Champion of Canada last weekend. We are so proud of Rod and Lindy - they are an amazing team.
Lindy isHR ATChCBlazingstar Linnaeus CDX JH WCI RE AgIS AgIJWWS CGN (from our scientist litter, Huxley x Lupine).
This is a HUGE accomplishment and there are not many flat-coated retrievers in Canada that have achieved this title - only 10 dogs to date! Lindy completed the title under judge France Becker at the AVID trial in Saanich BC, by qualifying in the Masters Gamble event.
HR ATChCBlazingstar Linnaeus CDX JH WCI RE AgIS AgIJWWS CGN
Lindy pondering her future in agility at 6 weeks old