Monday, April 21, 2014

Exciting news!

It was a beautiful Spring weekend, and we had perfect weather for an outdoor collie specialty show on Saturday.  This show is one of our favorites, as it is held on a horse farm!  The view in every direction was just stunning.  The weather was perfect, with the temperature about 66 degrees, it was a lovely day. 

But want to know the best part of the day?  Our youngest collie, Scarlett, won Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners, which finished her championship!  I'm so proud of Scarlett and my daughter! Scarlett isn't the first champion in our family, my sister has bred many others over the years.  And my daughter and I have two champions that we raised, Abby and Holly. But Scarlett is the first champion that my daughter and I bred, so she is extra special to us.

And I'm also proud of my daughter for another reason, she is the 4th generation in our family to raise, and show, collies. It's so wonderful to see her carry on this tradition!


Kori was entered in the show too, and she won Reserve Winner's Bitch.  It was very exciting to have both our girls win Winner's Bitch and Reserve Winner's Bitch!

Kori in the front, Scarlett in the back.

Kori and Scarlett


When we took the collies for a short walk, we noticed that in one of the pastures a young horse was watching us. 

We walked over to the edge of his pasture, and he immediately trotted over to say hello and get a look at the collies.

He was so curious about them, and Kori was equally curious about him.  They both leaned down to get a good sniff!

He must have liked her, because when my daughter took Kori for a walk, the horse followed along, on his side of the fence!  It was very cute, and he was such a sweet, gentle giant!  After my daughter and Kori walked out of sight, he came running back over to me, and then started running around his paddock.  He really seemed to be enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. (and maybe showing off a little too)

It was such an exciting day, and I am so proud of my daughter and our collies!


  1. Oh HOW exciting about all three of your girls!!!! That was great...they are all so beautiful.
    stella rose

  2. How wonderful!!!! Such a huge accomplishment made all the more special by breeding/raising her yourselves. It always seems to add a special factor to it.

  3. Congratulations to Scarlett and Kori! Well, you and your daughter, too. Fantastic news!

  4. what a wonderful day you all had

  5. Great photos and sounds like a great day!

  6. Congratulations all around. Can't get much better than sunshine, collies and horses!

  7. That is so awesome and I am so happy for you!! Congratulations.

    Now my dogs would have been barking their fool heads off at the horse. ;-(