2014 - some highlights
We travelled through Europe from July 2014
An exciting time for us with many memorable experiences along the way.
Heaps of pictures are here
Happy New Year - with front row seats to view the fireworks over
Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra
29 March -
Stanley did Rally O
at the ACT Companion Dog Club - he competed in his first 2 Rally O Novice trials
- for 2 Passes!
Stanley gained his Rally O Novice title!
12 April 2014
79 / 100 and 3rd Place
Our third Siberian Husky with a Rally O title and a worthy recipient!
Mara knows that she is privileged and feels very lucky to be able to handle Cooper - the lovely Golden Retriever owned by TerrieAnne Fascinelli of Queanbeyan
Dobro Duntroon CCD RN
pictured here after winning the Rally O Advanced class at Tuggeranong Dog Training Club on 12 April 2014 after our successes of 2013 with earning the Community Companion Dog obedience and Rally O Novice titles
Cooper trialled with Mara in May
3 May - Canberra Royal Show Novice Obedience (CD)
2nd Place 183 / 200 and a Qualifying Pass
- Canberra Royal Show Rally O Advanced
3rd Place 86 / 100 and a Qualifying Pass
4 May - ACT State Obedience Titles Novice Obedience (CD)
3rd Place 188 / 200 and a Qualifying Pass
- ACT State Obedience Titles Rally O Advanced
81 / 100 and a Qualifying Pass
we came away with another title:
Dobro Duntroon CCD RN RA
The Siberian Husky Club of NSW - 50th Championship Show
31 May 2014
Judge: Mrs Sheila Luxmoore (UK)
Almost the last Show we attended before dispersing the dogs and heading off overseas on our long planned and very much anticipated travels through Europe
Proud to know that we were at the first Show held by this Club, back in 1993, and now we won at the 50th Show.
And at many Club Shows in between!
Best Puppy in SHOW
Opposite Open in SHOW
Sibertac Somebody Told Me ET
(he won the Open Dog Class of 11 entries to get there)
Opposite Neuter in SHOW
Champion & Neuter Champion Mikulov Jingle All The Way ET RN DWDF.S
(the most titled dog entered in the event that day)
Vanda Violanta Mikula
22 January 1922 — 25 June 2014
Beloved wife of Alois
Much loved mother of Peter, Mara, Honza and Christian
Born in Riga, Latvia; migrated to Australia following dreadful times in Europe torn apart during World War II; lived in Canberra since 1950; passed away peacefully after a short illness of 12 weeks in Calvary Hospital, Canberra
And now for something completely different - Mara was back in the Gundog ring with an Italian Spinone
Banjo - Alistair Paterson's Spinone
Entered in 17 Shows from 25 April to make sure that he gained enough CC Points for his Championship title, we just got there in mid July - 3 days before we left for Europe
This appeared at our front gate in early July. It works and we heard the revving of engines from a line up of halted and impatient drivers - much more so during morning and evening peak times as commuters drove to and from Canberra
What is the reason ?
The only access bridge to the Village is finally being demolished and replaced with a stronger, not wooden structure. With that road completely closed, all the traffic was forced to divert past our front gate.
On almost our last day home, Richard took part in a "Roof Raising"!
The actual story is somewhat different
It was decided to build a replica of the Loading bay at the Railway line after that structure was demolished. This was the place where ore was loaded on to the train to Wollongong for processing and export. This day the roof was dropped in to place.
Happy 6th birthday to Kayla!
Here with her grandfather
Vale ~ Chad
Champion Mikulov Star Trek ET
4 April 2001 - 22 April 2014
Best in Group winner, born in quarantine, a son of
Can Ch Kabu's Grinnin From Ear To Ear (Canada) &
Kabu's Straight From The Heart ET
much loved and always remembered by the Locke family:
Peter, Carolyn, Erin, Annalise, Andrew & Jack
and his sister Keah
Champion Mikulov Kabus Star ET
4 April 2001 - 15 May 2014
"Irreplaceable" and never forgotten by Denise and family