May 3 - Werlwind's J litter turns 9 years old
Happy Birthday to Angus, Mason, Oliver, Maia Rose, Heidi & Josie
May 25 - Werlwind's L2 litter turn 4 years old
Happy Birthday to Cocoa, Sugar, Bertie, Laika, Ellie, Lu, Skoal, Parker & Boris
2013 BMDCA Nationals - Loveland, Colorado
Loveland, Colorado -- Here We Come!
Our success speak volumes to all the of "Team Werlwind"! I am so proud of all the dogs and all the owners who supported the wonderful group we had with us in Loveland, Colorado at the 2013 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America's National Specialty!
Our Team headed out 2 and 3 days before the beginning of the specialty. We all were texting and staying in touch the entire trip, which made is so much fun! In conjunction with Team Summers (aka Team Abbott) and Team Lavendar Hills, we all worked very hard to have all the success we had! Below are a few of the photos that were taken on the day we left Colorado to venture home, a very long two-day trek! Some photos were taken in Colorado and some were taken in our home state, Oregon!
Great big thanks to all Team Werlwind, without all of you and your help, we would not have had so many nice dogs to show and they all came home with specialty Ribbons!!!!! It is said over and over again, to come home with a piece of the Nationals is a great honor, and to come home with so many success is absolutely "OVER THE TOP"!
Great Big Thank You to Paulette for all her lovely photos!!! Thank you to all the Werlwind Team who helped me and especially helped with my dogs, while I was in the ring, THANK YOU!!! Kodak sends his love and thanks to Paulette and Yoshi who were there when he needed them!
Actual show photos will be up soon of all the dogs and our friends too!
Bernerdalens Kodak - Best Junior Puppy 2013 Nationals
My Kodak Moment Rocked It!!! Kodak won his class in puppy sweeps, handled by my dear dear friend, Anne Summers (Ketcher and I were in drafting at the same time). After winning his class Kodak went on to win Best Junior Puppy!!! What an honor and WOW, at Nationals. Thank you so much Anne!!!
Kodak and his Ribbons
My Smiling Kodak Moment
Werlwind's One for the Road - Dexter
Dexter won second place in futurity class (breeder class)! Anne handled Dexter in Futurity, thanks Anne!!! Quite and honor to place in this class. Dexter and I also placed third in the regular class, bred by exhibitor. Absolultely Awesome!
Dexter and Olivia
Dexter and Yoshi
Werlwind's Oh Oh Olivia
Livee did awesome! Livee placed 3rd in futurity class and showed so well! She also was shown in the bred by class which had 19 females in the class. I got many many compliments on her beauty and her beautiful movement. She was out of coat and very young compared to some of her competition. It was worth showing her just for the comments from fellow breeders and spectators!
AM/CAN CH Werlwind's Quite the Ketch
Ketcher and I had a great time! Even though she did not do anything in Best of Breed, she showed well and competed agains 30+ female champions. Ketcher was awarded a beautiful ribbon and frame for being a titleholder - American and Canadian Champion! Ketch and I also attempted to earn a Novice Draft Title, however, I cut her close and she hit an obstacle in the ring. This was totally my fault and a handler error. We get to try for another drafting title May 31, June 1 and 2...hopefully I can do this with out an error, because Ketcher is a stellar draft dog!
Hannah - My Veteran
Hannah did super....Just three weeks before the Specialty, I almost lost Hannah. She had to have emergency surgery to remove a blockage...grass impacted from her stomach to her colon. You would never know she was so ill. My sparkle and spitfire and showed her heart out at Nationals. She was shown in the LARGEST class for the entire show, Veteran females 7-9 class in Sweeps and Regular class (35 old girls) . Even though she did not do anything in her classes, we played,(on the down and back, when we did our presentation for the judge...I asked her to kiss me...and SHE DID!) we had so much fun and she is my VETERAN! Hannah is truly the dog that is MY HEART AND MY SOUL - thank goodness I had the honor to show her off! Han was honored with a Veteran Ribbon and a Titleholders Ribbon and two beautiful picture frames!
Hannah - My Heart and My Soul
Good bye Colorado -- it was a BLAST!
VICTORY IN COLORADO!
On our travels to Colorado and back, we were blessed to see the beauty of the trains traveling across the plains, always takes me back in time......to our Western history. We also saw many deer and 100s of antelop. Some Canadian geese and their little ones and a couple of Bald Eagles in the Columbia River Gorge, close to home. Below you will see a Red Fox and her kits. As we pulled out of the park in Loveland, Colorado, I spotted them playing and we stopped to see if we could catch them on camera. See if you can find the momma Red Fox and all of her 3 little ones. Audiobooks and great conversations made the long drive very tolerable!