Had a visit from Gracie the other day, the golden girl from the first litter. Much play ensued, though their mother could have been more lenient. (That is, I believe, why they are called bitches). But Gracie got some much-enjoyed exercise with brother Uno and half-siblings Ziva and Thumper.
Also in other news....Lila has moved back to Maryland! We decided she was not going to be a star in the conformation ring and so the decision was made to place her in a home not looking for a show/breeding prospect. It happened that Teddy's home had room for a little sister and so she is now living with her half-brother just down the road from me, interacting safely with Mary's free-range chickens, and having a grand time.
And last but hardly least, Painter (Inkwell's Paintbrush of Milwin), belonging to Bev McWhirter, won more points towards his AKC championship last weekend in Pennsylvania, going BOB/Group 3 one day and Winner's Dog/Best Opp the other, all under the expert hand of Amanda Giles. Congratulations to Bev and Amanda! Hope to be able to post a Group placing photo soon! Until then here he is from a recent portrait session.