Louise and I got “the kids” together for a fun intro to birds day in Rosamond, California. Special thanks to Craig and Leslie Troncale for hosting the event, Sue McMahan and Dona Tanaka for taking photos, and all the puppy owners for getting up SUPER EARLY to make the drive out to the middle of nowhere. Below, a timeline of events:
Kim and I carpooled from my house, departing at 5:30 AM. (This means Kim had to leave her house at 4:30 AM!!!) Our two girls, Bug (LadyBug from 2014 Torque x Friday) and Ellie (Elliephant from 2014 Torque x Friday) rode in the backseat. We made it to the meeting site around 8:00 AM.
Bug in purple, Ellie in Pink. The girls slept the whole way.
Early morning lineup of cars. Soooo excited to see that so many people were able to make it!
Early morning in Rosamond.
Four of “The Circus Seven” were able to make it. Other puppies present: Gracie (Lilac from 2014 Max x Friday) and Gypsy (honorary Barrett dog).
Another view of the morning.
Louise with Torque.
Kim holding Ellie.
Bug and Gypsy.
Stark and Bug.
Gracie sniffing little half sister Ellie.
Carlos walking his boy, Stark.
Leslie brought her horse to help Craig with the day.
First up were two of the big dogs so everyone in attendance could see what a finished dog looks like in the field. Torque (sire of The Circus Seven) is in the yellow collar, his brother, Buzz (and uncle of The Circus Seven) is in the orange collar.
Waiting for the whistle.
First point of the day. (And lookin’ good for being ten years old!)
Retrieve to hand.
Buzz retrieving to hand.
Buzz at the line.
Buzz carrying his prize back to camp.
ROMAN MADE US AWESOME SANDWICHES FOR LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT JUST ANY SANDWICH. A freaking GOURMET sandwich. 🙂
Then it was time for the little dogs to get a crack. To keep things fair (ha!), there are exactly TWELVE photos of each puppy, even mine… so you can’t say I have any favorites!!
Stark (Monkey from 2014 Torque x Friday):
Gypsy (honorary Barrett Weimaraner):
Bug (LadyBug from 2014 Torque x Friday):
Ellie (Elliephant from 2014 Torque x Friday):
Zanie (BumbleBee from 2014 Torque x Friday):
We also set aside some time to set-up and gait the puppies. Since, you know, Louise went out of her way to BRING A TABLE TO A FIELD EVENT. LOL. 🙂
End of the day:
Roman and Gypsy
Bug on the car ride home.
FINAL NOTE: I do have some awesome pictures from Sue and Dona… those will be posted as soon as I get around to putting them up! Thanks for your patience. 🙂 – Kim