Channel Islands 2008 and Latest Updates
We just came back from our annual SCUBA diving trip to the Channel Islands with our dive club. We spent most of the trip around Catalina Island in the MUCH warmer water than what we Northern Californian’s experience. We Saw lots of great stuff including an Angel Shark and the endangered Giant Black Sea Bass. I took some video of a bunch of them swimming around us. You can see from the size of the “normal” fish just how BIG these things are! There are people who have been diving California waters for 30+ years and have never seen one so this was quite a treat! Here is a link to the pics: http://flickr.com/photos/reneeviehmann/sets/72157606524321202/
In other news, we are still working on the garage in between trying to enjoy the summer and working. It’s still slowly coming along. I am keeping busy with dog stuff. I am currently working with a group of people to petition the Weimaraner Club of America to remove the disqualification of the blue coat color so that Roxie and other blue Weimaraners can compete in AKC conformation shows. It’s an uphill battle and one that I am the leader of. If you want to know more about what we are up to, you can visit our website at www.bwcoa.com
Roxie hasn’t done any field training this summer but I am hoping to get her out there soon. We will begin training for Senior Hunter. Hopefully, I will have a shotgun this fall so that we can take our training one step further and do some recreational hunting too. I’m still learning to shoot and will be taking the hunter’s safety course in September. I finally received the photos that were taken during the Roxie’s NAVHDA NA test back in March. I thought I would share. In the pics in the field with the judges, we were getting ready to start tracking… it didn’t go well. Here’s the link to the rest of the pics: http://flickr.com/photos/reneeviehmann/sets/72157604137059822/ the last five pics are all the new ones starting with this one.
Also in September, Roxie has another IABCA show in Antioch, CA. She will be just shy of 18 months so will not be able to compete in the adult class yet. So we will do the last puppy class Junghund. We have decided to try to handler her ourselves for this show. Right now, it’s up in the air on whether it will be me or Tate in the ring with her. Stay tuned.
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