After a final BOS win for Thumper in Marion OH under Ken Buxton, Thumper and Maria spent the following weekend (8/2-8/5) in Marshall Michigan where they went BOB/G3 under Tom Hale, BOB under James White, BOB/G3 under Hildi Morgan and Tom Feneis, and BOB under Terri DePietro.
They took the weekend off the following weekend, to return to this ring this past Thursday where Thumper and Maria took BOS x 3 and a select another day. This brings Thumper to within 10 points of his Bronze Gr. Ch.. (Have to wait to see the results posted by the supers to confirm numbers present.).
Next up starting this coming Friday will be 2 consecutive weekend of ASCA clusters: Hoosier Working ASC in Winchester IN for 5 shows and on Labor Day weekend an astonishing 9-day cluster hosted by ASC-MI in Coldwater, MI. Our current ASCA ranking is #11 but we don 't get to s lot of ASC shows from the region where they are sowing so we hope to keep well positioned with some wins in these shows. We'll see! Ask me in 2 weeks!
|Luster's first win shot in ASCA as an adult! (14 months)|
At the same show weekend a Thumper daughter 'Dozer', co-bred by Debbie Mills and bitch owner Gail Pfaff (owned and shown by Gail) went BOBP with lots of competition at BRASC as well, under judge Susan Moorehead as well.
|Gail and Dozer.|
Not to be totally and completely outdone, my Satin (Milwin Inkwell Black Satin, Luster's sister) went into the ring all weekend completely unclothed, shown by our friend Lisa Friel, to go RWB at the first show (yes, judge Susan Moorehead again!).
In other Inkwell news, Painter (AKC Ch. Inkwell's Paintbrush of Milwin, from Ribbon's first litter) continues to train in agility with owner Bev McWhirter; Sammy (Inkwell's Imagine That CD RE, a Thumper brother) has his CD in AKC as well as his Rally Excellent title, now starting to dive into the OTCh journey soon as he should go for his Obedience titles in the coming weeks.
Favor (Inkwell Milwin Token of Affection), Satin's sister, is excelling in her agility training under her owner Julie Rigby; she starts trialing in the next several weeks. She can be seen with her housemates here, at her old blog site : http://www.vtdogs.com/
But more up-to-date doin's with Favor are here: http://www.springaussies.com/ And Julie frequently shares her short video clips of training sessions. Favor has a great life full of fun training games and exercise.