2009 at Mikulov

 

                                           Highlights of the year to share

 

 

 

Taxi came into our lives, thanks to Champion Sibelk A Right To Impose and Champion Tarshona Black Magic ET.

We kept him - a striking dark red male - and it was the best possible choice for Mara who was looking for another Husky to work in Agility and obedience.  Taxi showed early promise being very responsive to basic training in several disciplines, and this potential was met with his earning Dancing Titles - the first Husky in Australia to do so.

Mikulov Takeover Target

 

Vale  -  Laska    26 May 1994  ~  20 July 2009

Champion Norstarr Hollywood Lights  ET

Sire:  Ch Winterwonda Snowman        Dam:  Ch Kishiga Bigger Than Texas

much loved pet and furry friend of Mara and Mara Kreismanis in Adelaide who enjoyed Laska for most of her life

We enjoyed a holiday on Kangaroo Island in July with Richard's sisters and their families  -  a reunion which lasted a week. We sure recommend Kangaroo Island as a wonderful holiday destination with such a great range of activities  -  from getting down to the natural beauty of different aspects of the Island to partaking in the fish, honey, marron and other great foods and wines available.

The R & R away from the freezing temperatures of home was a bonus  -  as was the day out on the ocean -  a fishing charter on a fully equipped boat where the fish were plentiful and everyone caught enough for a few meals

     

Some weekends are Stand Out occasions during which we revel in our dogs' achievements!

11 July  -  Queanbeyan & District Dog Training Club

Classickopa Dot Com ET  -  FIRST Place Community Companion Dog Class

with 94 / 100

        

12 July:  Bungendore & Palerang Dist ABKC   Judge:  T Edwards (South Africa)
Best Exhibit in Group:    Tutumaiao Miss Money Penny

FIRST Place 6 - 12 months Sweepstakes   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

Stanley

&

Penny

over the top

with celebrating

 

1 September:  West Wyalong Kennel Club 

Best of Breed / Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Group:   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

BCC  /  RU BOB:  Tarshona Spellbound Magic

Best Baby Puppy in SHOW:   Mikulov Takeover Target

Best Minor Puppy in SHOW:   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

FIRST Place 6 - 12 months Sweepstakes   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

 

2 September:  West Wyalong Show Society 

Best Exhibit in Group:   Tarshona Spellbound Magic 

Best Baby Puppy in SHOW:   Mikulov Takeover Target

Best Minor Puppy in SHOW:   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

FIRST Place 3 - 6 months Sweepstakes   Mikulov Takeover Target

 

3 September:  West Wyalong Kennel Club 

Best of Breed / Runner Up to Best Exhibit in Group:   Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

BCC  /  RU BOB:  Tarshona Spellbound Magic

This win gave her the final CC points needed for her Championship title

 

 

Dazzle became a CHAMPION with a Best of Breed win on 17 May 2009!

Champion Tutumaiao Skys The Limit

Vale  ~  Gromit

 

Grand Champion

Mikulov Fire In The Sky  ET

20 October 1995  -  8 May 2009

 

friend of so many

especially John and Nicky Edwards

 

Willy stars with "model quality"

on 6 May he posed for advertising photos for a SMH Saturday insert.

Just an advertisement - but he sure stood out!

 

Towards the end of April we heard that Panda was in desperate need  -  of a different sort. Panda is a beautiful black and white Husky who we rescued in early 2004 from a Sydney Council Dog Pound when no owner reprieved her.  Gabriella kindly took her in and over the years a very close bond of friendship has deepened between them. 

Panda lost all use of her hind legs and was initially diagnosed with a vascular stroke on 24 April.  Panda stood on all four legs on 25 April and Gabriella kept her fingers crossed that with the quick treatment she received, the damage was minimal.   26 April  -  Panda improved in 'leaps and bounds' and if Gabriella paid at least $170 by the next day, Panda would be released from the Clinic.  By then the account was $600 and the Vet didn't expect it to increase 'by much more'.

We launched an appeal to raise $ 600+ to cover the Vet bill by asking 20 people to donate $ 20 each.  Gabriella is on a pension and had no hope of paying this amount.  THANK YOU to all of you who helped cover this amount and also leave a bit extra in the kitty  - -  just in case!

 

At the Sydney Royal Easter Show on 13 April Dazzle won through the Best Puppy of the Breed, then on to Best Puppy of the Day.

This meant that we got a return trip on General Specials day - Sunday 19th, and though we did not do any more winning there with Dazzle we had another full day to chat about the breed, puppies, and older dogs needing homes to so many interested people.

The week in between saw us hit a wombat with the van  (this equates to a moving rock) and the damage done meant that we needed to replace the engine, and drive my red car to Sydney towing the dog trailer.

Oh yes, Dazzle won Best Puppy in Show the next weekend at National Capital KC in Canberra

 

4 March saw us at Universal Magazines Studios in Sydney with Ruby's two black and white pups (Belle and Storm) and Stanley.

 

 

They became the Cover dogs and the Centrefold for the winter issue of

Pets Magazine

 

 

This is the "Raw and untouched" picture used for the centrefold.  Storm, Stanley and Belle are stars

 

 

Introducing  Stanley Squirrel

Mikulov Full Metal Jacket

a grey and white male pup from Rebel's litter to Chad, he was born on 11 December 2008 and was the puppy we kept.

His first weekend of shows saw him win Best Baby Puppy in Show at Adelong on 15 March 2009 - and the wins kept coming!

Squirrel is a pup who is a real "people dog", and who responds so well to clicker training

 

We spent the beginning of the year enjoying these fat and healthy pups and Rebel proved to be a caring and good-natured mother.  Stanley's brothers and sisters went to the best pet homes  -  and their new families love them as much as we did.

Puppy pictures here

 

Our first Show of the year saw Logan   gain the final CC points for his Championship title

 

Dapto A&P Society  -  17 January

Best Exhibit in Group

Champion

Mikulov Flaming Arrow

 

30 January 2009  -  a road trip to Sydney saw the Van odometer turn over (once more)

 

Not yet time for a new vehicle!

 

 

 

 

Happy First Birthday!

Kayla Louise Reimitz

with her grand-dad, Richard

 

24 January 2009

 

Their Master's Voice

Logan and Dazzle

Listening intently as Mara tinkled the ivories in Centennial Park, Sydney  -  January