The last few weeks have been incredibly busy and the next few weeks will be just as busy! Here’s the low down:
SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
Saturday, May 10th was my second Koman Race for the cure 5k walk. It was also Mother’s Day weekend. Mom came down to do the race with me. This year, I brought Roxie with me even though technically, she wasn’t supposed to be there. I figured that there was no way I was going to walk 3.1 miles without my doggy by my side. To see photos from the race, click here.
SFBWC SPECIALTY & FUN MATCH
Friday, May 16 was the San Francisco Bay Weimaraner Club Specialty (dog show) and Fun Match. Somehow, I got suckered into planning it. Planning events isn’t new to me, but dog shows are, so it was quite a learning experience. Tate was able to take Thursday off of work to help me set up Thursday night and Friday morning. The event itself went pretty smoothly and our raffle earned $750 for NorCal Weimaraner Rescue.
Unfortunately, Roxie was unable to compete in the regular dog show because of her color. However, after the regular dog show, we held a Fun Match for rescue dogs, spayed/neutered dogs, puppies and of course blue and long hair Weimaraners. Tate handled Roxie in this show and she handily beat the other two blues and one long hair to take Best Rare Breed! I am very proud of Tate for taking on the challenge of handling Roxie. If you would like to see the other pics from the Fun Match, click here:
NRA Women on Target Shooting Clinic
As you all know, I have been training Roxie to hunt. Through inspiration from several women I have met in the field, I have decided to learn to shoot for myself. This means that I can take her hunting next season both for fun and for training. So, while researching shotguns to purchase, I learned of a shooting clinic just for women in my area. In talking about it, Holly and Corinne thought it sounded fun so the three of us signed up. Saturday, May 17th was the day. We, along with 60 other women picked up our guns and learned to shoot clay pigeons. It was SO FUN! I didn’t think I would hit anything but on my first try, I nicked the clay and on the second shot, I blew it away. The rest of the day proved to be positive as I hit over 50% of the clays. I am now sure that I can shoot (and hit) something so I am on the hunt for a new shot gun. So, if you’re wondering what to get me for my birthday, gift certificates for gun accessories, ammo, and hunting gear is top on the list.
Roxie & Logan Play Date
Sunday, May 18th – I met Lani on one of the National Weimaraner forums. She lives in Reno and was in the area for the SFBWC Specialty and the Coyote Hills Kennel Club dog shows in Vallejo. On her way home, I met with Lani and her Weim Logan at Folsom Lake for some fun in the sun. The kids had a great time swimming and playing in the water. Logan was just learning to swim and watching Roxie literally swim circles around him, he got into the spirit. To see the rest of the fun pics, click here: http://flickr.com/photos/reneeviehmann/sets/72157605164251932/
Tate continues to work on the house and both at CalStar and in the hospital. We are looking forward to our 3rd annual houseboat trip to Shasta Lake so we can finally get some wakeboarding and relaxation done without feeling like we need to be working on something. But before that, there’s still lots to do as I am planning that trip and still have to finish the after show paperwork from the dog show. Yep, busy, busy, busy. That’s all for today. Have a great week everyone!
Renee & Tate