Stacker, 13yoa, on the porch
Our wonderful Norwich Terrier Stacker, also known as Mr. Man, turns 13 today. Happy Birthday!!!
Stacks came to us a couple of years ago after he retired from another home. We came to know Stacker when he came here to visit one of our girls. Well, we fell in love with him. When he retired, Maria convinced the owner that he needed to come stay with us from now on where he could run around, lord over all and guard the place against all heinous and nefarious rodents and such. Though his joints are a bit creaky, he gets around well. He does snore with great gusto and is a bit grumpy when the little pups bug him too much. But he still enjoys it all, people, pups, the yard and goes with us to all the dog shows.
Happy Birthday Mr. Man!!!!
Austin Dog Show 04-2016 Trip
We took all our Norwich Terriers to the Austin Dog Show this last weekend and what fun. A busy weekend for Maria as she spent time with Judi and PW, our Handlers Extraordinaire. All the Norwich Terrier Kids loaded up in the motorhome to go camping. We arrived Friday afternoon to a sunny, cool day. Set out the mat and play pen for the kids and a couple of chairs for us and enjoyed the afternoon.
We had an early show the next morning where Gabby did wonderfully earning Best of Opposite Sex. She would repeat that Sunday. So there’s a picture of her on the beauty table waiting her turn. The other Norwich kids got to tour the show and shops and see all sorts of things. Puppy nose’s were working overtime taking it all in. They had fun and naps were the order of the day.
Judi showing Gabby at the Austin.
Finally, this was Sassy’s last trip to a show with us. She heads to her new forever home this coming weekend. So there’s a picture of her just before we left for the show. While it will make us sad to see her go, we know she will be very happy in her new home. Congrats to her and to her new mom.
By the way… they like Baked Cheddar Goldfish.
All the Norwich Terrier Kids outside the motorhome enjoying the afternoon.
Sassy made up spending her last trip with us.
From the left, Sassy, Dexter (formally known as Scottie), Penny and Bailey in the back. Lounging outside.
Dexter (formally known as Scottie) spies those other’s. Not sure what kind they are.
Dexter lounging on the mat.
The Norwich Terrier kids watching the outdoor action.
Gabby on the beauty table waiting her turn in the ring
We took all the Norwich Terrier kids to Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth for a Dog Show. Only Gabby would be showing but all the kids love to go “camping”. Gabby, in her second show ever, took reserve on Saturday. I have to say she looked pretty darn cute. The ring was in a new building which was really nice, concrete floors instead of the dirt in the old one.
So what we do is load up the motorhome with the goodies such as grooming tools, food, both human and dog, clothes, crates and of course our car seats for the older Norwich Terrier kids. Those get seat belted into the couch and are tall enough they can see out the window while we travel. This is a lot like moving though some stuff, like the pens we have, stay on the motorhome in between trips. Its a major production and the terrier kids are either in the front yard or looking out the window watching the loading going on. Have some pictures of that below along with some others. Gabby is being shown by Judi in that picture.
Scotty is hanging out, having fun. He will be with us for a while yet, waiting to go to his forever home. They are really excited but have to finish traveling before they come meet us. Sassy is also with us but her new mom and dad came to the show with some other folks to meet her. That was really nice and they are looking forward to her moving in with them after they come back from traveling. And the Norwich Terriers in the window, well from the left that is Bailey, Suzie, Sassy and Penny.
Gabby being shown by Judi Hartell.
Scotty on the porch with toys
Scotty in the front yard.
Sassy playing with a toy showing smiling teeth.
4 Norwich Terriers in the window.
Sassy sitting on the porch.