Friday, May 29, 2009

Are You a Fan?

Hillcroft Collies now has a Facebook page! If you are on Facebook, look us up and become a fan. The puppy blogs will eventually end but the Facebook page will have pictures and news of all the dogs for one stop updates.

Monday, May 25, 2009

What Kind of Dog Are You?

My sisters and I spent Sunday afternoon at Casanel Winery. Jo brought her 3 month old German Shepherd puppy, Gustof. Although Gustof lives with 5 Golden Retrievers, his exposure to other dogs has been minimal. He didn't know what to make of our collies at first! Twister was most fascinated with the visitor, thoroughly checking him out and wondering how to get Gustof into the yard to play. Jewel wasn't exactly sure she wanted to have company. Lauren greeted Gustof happily--another playmate!--but when he didn't join in the fun in the yard, she ran off to continue her games. Gustof decided our guys were o.k. even sticking his head through the fence to their delight.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

I don't handle often, because, let's face it, when an expert like Ellen Russell is on our team that's really the way to go. But, when shows are local and Ellen isn't available, I like to indulge in my dream of being a breeder/owner/handler--I just need to learn to be an expert groomer like Ellen! I handled Sadie to second place in her class at Saturday's Mattaponi Kennel Club show. The judge really made my day by telling me I did a "very nice job handling"!

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Finally, after days and days of rain, the dogs got to play in the yards today. So much energy! Even the old dogs wanted to run and everyone enjoyed the sunshine. Sadie and Jewel ran so much that they were ready for the water bucket as soon as I brought it in. After a short respite, though, they were off again! Hopefully, more sunshine today and another opportunity for play.