Thursday, December 31, 2009


Spending a very quiet evening at home; the poodles were very good to me in 2009. Norah earned her AX, AXJ, CDX and RE titles. Howie earned AXP, AJP, CDX and RE. And they both earned their first RAE legs.

In April the poodle-mobile headed east to Maryland for Poodle Club of America. Shelby ran in PCA's first ever TD test and passed. She was the only Toy entered. The test venue was tracking heaven!
Howie and Norah ran agility and did obedience. Lucy was a lady of leisure, along for the ride.

After our PCA aadventure the poodles and Don and I headed into Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and the SE USA. Saw amazing scenery, Civil War battlefields, had soem great food and some not so great motels. Wish we had taken the morohome.....sleeping in my own bed would have better. Made a stop in Texas to visit kinfolk then on to New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho and finally home. 3.5 weeks, almost 8000 miles. We had a great time and am hopinmg to do a similar trip in a few years. Maybe to PCA then home via southern Canada.

Work had lots of changes in 2009 and I am grateful to have been retained. Working 3 days a week suits me and I work from home most days. The poodles keep me company.

The grandkids grew like weeds this year; they are getting so grown up. Being a grandma is a wonderful thing.

Looking forward to adventures just around the corner