Hello All! It has been a long while since I wrote.
Anyway, I DO want to say that things are looking up! I am pretty positive about my future in Cardigans (even though I've been in the breed for 21 years). I found myself having to re-group with my dogs. I have had quite a few old ones and two passed away last year...another one is coming up soon and then I have 2 more old ones and 2 young adults to place. I know where I am headed and I know I'm gonna get there. Life can be tough, but the best thing is to learn the lessons from those tough times (mine has been a year full of difficulties, disasters, sadness, accidents, illness ETC.). I drew strength by knowing God was with me through it all and enjoying the positive that is always there. There were plenty of wonderful people who lifted me up (sent by God I'm sure)-- you KNOW who you are : ))
I had an awesome time judging the CWCCA Megan! The three of us breeder judges got nothing but positive feedback. The National is aways special.... I make a few new friends and see old ones. I always 'stud shop' but seemed to be too busy when ever the boys were in the ring this year. I can't afford the tapes right now so thought "oh well", it is what it is...then I was in the right place at the right time (there is God again) and saw a dog while at the Eye Clinic- he was perfect!!
Here are some scenes in our room at the National. I have been sharing a room at the National with my very dearest friend, Pat. So, she is in the photo and it is her very silly brindle boy, Billy, in these pics with my two guys, Luna and Fig. (Those are our sheets covering the bedspreads AND we covered the entire floor with plastic! No chance of causing harm to something that doesn't belong to us. Pat brought those supplies too!)
My husband, David, will be retiring and coming up here by Sept. 2. and most likely it will be sooner. I can't tell you what a relief it is actually KNOWING a for sure. The bible says in Proverbs 13:12 " Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fullfilled is a tree of life."