Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Unity - BIS in Germany

At the yearly Scottie Special in Germany, on Saturday the 22.07, judge Geoff Dawson (USA) made Sir Darnley's Uncut Unity Best In Show out of 34 entries. Best male was Mrs. Betty Smit Kamerbeek´s Lucia's Dream Stevie Wonderful.

Sir Darnley's Uncut Unity is one of two litter sisters to my young boy Hamish (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin). They are out of Sir Darnley´s Rambling Ruby. The Swedish bred Dundee So Classic (Christina Hüttner) sired this litter.

Well done, Maren, and many congratulations from Unity´s brother Hamish in Norway!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Test driving the convertible

Top photo: 
Left to right; HAMISH (Sir Darnley´s Undercover Urchin), TRAVIS (Dundee Obedient Waggler), HUDSON (Dundee Dark Forest), AGNES (Talter Tickled Pink) and LULU (Pocket´s Rocket).
Second photo: 
Left to right; TRAVIS, AGNES and LULU
Third photo: 
Enjoying himself tremendously; HAMISH
Bottom photo: Same as top

Norway´s next top models? They all behaved excellently for their photo shoot, especially considering that Agnes is on her tenth day of her first heat - timed precisely for the holiday in Sweden :-)

PS! Stay posted for my next blog, - another great vintage find!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ruby BOB & CACIB in France!

My young boy Hamish´s wonderful mother, Ch. Sir Darnley's Rambling Ruby, pulls out the stops again! At the "Championnat de France 2012" in Metz, France, judge Ole Staunskjaer (DK) made her (left in photo) CAC, CACIB and BOB out of 40 Scotties that were entered.

Ch. Sir Darnley's Qubic Q (right) was CAC, CACIB and BOS.

Martine Diederich (left) handled Ruby for best of breed. Breeder
Maren Bichel-Schnock with Q on the right.

Congratulations, Maren!

Photo: Tom Diederich

H U R R A H ! Over 20000 visitors!

Besøkende til bloggen min har nå passert 20000 siden oppstart i august 2010!  
Nesten 12000 av dere er fra Norge. 1688 fra USA. 1095 fra Sverige. 932 fra Tyskland. 616 fra Nederland. 560 fra Russland. 400 fra Storbritannia. 252 fra Frankrike. 241 fra Polen og191 fra Ukraina. Tusen takk til alle dere! Håper dere fortsetter å returnere til bloggen og at innholdet jeg lager fortsetter å være av interesse for dere.

The blog has passed 20000 visitors this week since start in August 2010.
Almost 12000 from Norway. 1688 from the USA. 1095 from Sweden. 932 from Germany. 616 from Holland. 560 from Russia. 400 from the UK. 252 from France. 241 from Poland and 191 from the Ukraine. Thank you all! Please keep coming back - I hope the blog content will continue to interest you.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Show biz and dog biz

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down" 

This is a Jimmy Durante quote that refers to life in show business in Hollywood. I think it´s a good guide line for all walks in life, also in the dog world. Success and fame are fickle things which seldom last for ever. Please remember.

Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian and actor. He was one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s.

Friday, July 6, 2012

New find

Er på sommerstedet i Sverige. For noen dager siden gikk turen til Gøteborg, og i en antikvitetsforretning i den hyggelige bydelen Haga fant jeg denne porselensskotten med en flue (i ett eller annet metall) på halen. Svært irriterende, naturligvis!

I´m at the summer cottage in Sweden at the moment. A few days ago I made a trip to Gothenburg. In an antique shop in the cosy Haga district I found this porcelain Scottie with a shiny metal insect on it´s tail. Very irritating, naturally!