Sunday, November 28, 2010

Life isn't always fair...

...especially when your big sister has the antler chew you want...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oldie but Goody - the Pyramid toy

 One of the favorite toys from the whelping box from two litters ago, unbelievably still intact!  Savi goes for the steal....
 Now for some nooking...check out that look with the attitude of "it's mine now"
and the final tease!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Savi Guest Stars on the "40 til 40" Blog

 My friend, Kellyann, has a terrific, funny and inspiring Weight Watchers blog called "40 til 40" , 40 days til her 40th birthday.  She is Savi's godmother  and Savi is her "PBP", Puppy-by-Proxy!

Sunday, November 14, 2010
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Yesterday's challenge was met with such GRAY-t fun!
Started the day with my own fast fast with June for 20 minutes. She's favoring her back paw again, so we're gonna take it easy for a few days... short walks just to keep "the horns" at bay LOL!

Then I went to my friend's for the hike. First, I enjoyed a DELICIOUS ww-friendly lunch with Linda and her family. Mama-dog was resting and the pbp was running in and out...I think she was excited to be going on the hike without the other dogs! Oh, and we got a call during lunch...middle dog won at the show she's at!!
We got to the park about 4 pm and met up with Linda's dd and dh who were heading back home since it was getting dusky. We persevered onward since we had only been out for 17 minutes and it was planned for 40 for the blog challenge! Savi hurt her paw so we turned back but in walking a little slower, when we got back to the car, it was 4:41!! We did it :-)
The sun was going down and it was just beautiful. The leaves were a bit slippery, but we managed not to fall.
Today, I am pleasantly not sore, and feel great. The hike was definitely more cardio than just a walk in the park...

I will give June a short fast-fast, get Blue boy out in the sunny yard for some fresh air and head off to work.
My challenge today will be a dance party...gonna get my mom to "do-do-do- do the hustle" with me to celebrate her birthday!!

Note: Savi's paw is fine, we think she just stepped on a stick when she pretended to be super-dog and leaped off of a huge boulder. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Junior Hunter!

We are so proud of nine month old Savi for earning her AKC Junior Hunter (JH) title this past Saturday at the Nutmeg Weimaraner Club Hunt Test in Simsbury, CT.  Savi finished in style earning awesome scores of a 10 in Bird Finding and a 9 in hunting.  She had a blast running the course and found five birds, even retrieving one of them to hand, and I literally had to drag her off the course when the judges called time.  She just loves hunting for those birds.  Since she was already entered in the Sunday test, we ran her for fun and she received her 5th JH leg, a bumper leg as we call it, and then was asked to run as the bye dog in the last Junior brace, where right after the breakaway, she pointed a walking chukkar. 
Savi completed her JH in four straight tests.  Now, we will concentrate on training her for Senior and Master hunter, while she continues to train for the show and agility rings.

 Some photos of Savi, taken by Tom Davis at the DelVal GWP Hunt test last weekend on the Junior course

Monday, November 1, 2010

Two more Junior Hunter legs for Savi!

This weekend, at the Delaware Valley German Wirehaired Pointer Club's AKC Hunt Test at Freeland Kennel Club in Weatherly, PA, Savi, qualified both days to earn two more Junior Hunter legs.  The conditions on the Junior course were also not ideal as there were too many birds, not a good thing for a young, green dog. 
 We were lucky to have our friend, Tom Davis, who owns Trixie's littermate, Ellie, hang out with us at the test and generously took pictures of my know us, we always have our personal pup-a-razzi along.  I'll post all of those pictures with a full report of the runs later this week.
Savi has qualified three times in a row and only needs one more qualifying leg to finish her Junior Hunter title. An impressive feat for a nine month old puppy.

 Savi on point during her Junior Hunter run on Sunday.

The Grayhart girls rocked it this weekend!