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Six, long years ago a little black puppy was born in Snohomish, WA. She was the tiniest and most adorable looking wiggle worm imaginable. I knew by two weeks old she was to come home to me. It was a grueling 10 week wait until my little Star Puppy, Lyric, was finally home. Finally to be forever with me until time took her naughty self from me. The last six years have had their ups and downs. The trials and tribulations we went through were nothing short of the amazing when we finally succeeded – especially in weight pull.
Lyric, you’ve given me your all – complete with a myriad of faults – and you’ve shown me what heart is. I truly don’t deserve the absolute adoration and love you bestow upon me daily with unfailing loyalty and devotion. You’ve not been an easy dog to live with but you’ve made the most of every moment we’ve had together. I am so proud to call you MY dog and will be blessed for years to come with your antics lighting up my life for a very long time to come.
Here is to many, many more my little Tater Tot. Happy 6th birthday, Lyric. Let’s rock this world some more.
On the weekend of June 1st and 2nd was the Great Lakes Pit Bull Club’s annual show. This year, the club was joined by the Southeastern APBT Club from North Carolina. With four shows and two weight pulls, it was a long and grueling weekend since we worked the club being members of the Great Lakes club but it was absolutely amazing.
In recent years, many clubs have seen a massive decline in entries due to a variety of reasons with the largest one being economic and financial setbacks. The ‘North Meets South’ event, however, didn’t seem to have much of that concern with well over 100 entries in conformation alone for each show. Weight pull was no different with record numbers coming to pull. We had some Class A pullers from all across the US who rocked it out on a less-than-favorable track and had two dogs finish their Ace titles as well! (Congratulations are in order to Clay of Team No Fear with Boogieman and Dave with Bende.)
Our own personal crew did pretty well despite the fact that my husband and I were both running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Ryker took three 3rd place ribbons and a 2nd which gave him the elusive 99 points – one point shy of finishing his ADBA Champion title. Mika was shut out all weekend and Lyric made her debut as an ADBA pull dog and landed a 2nd place (and first 5 points of 100) toward her Ace title.
All in all, the show was a huge success. Both hosting clubs did exceptionally well and the exhibitors all seemed to have a good time (I know we sure did!) and many said they can’t wait for our next one. Here’s to many more phenomenal shows and a fantastic rest of the show season.
Okay, so it wasn’t exactly the worst snow storm in the planet and barely created a fuss for most of Michigan but you’d think that the way the news channels were panicking that it was going to be some sort of major to do – you know, like it was the end of the world or something. Other than a few short hours where five sissy bulls absolutely refused to set foot outside because they might get flurries up their derriere it amounted to nothing more than eight inches of cold, non-snowman making snow pile up that gave the dogs an opportunity to romp like madmen (and women!) around their Nana and Papa’s yard (since that’s where we were for the first part of this week).
Imagine that, romping around 2.5 acres like little snow piranhas while beating one another up with frozen Kong Wubbas and Jolly Balls. It was all rather amusing but I seriously froze my fingers off (because I couldn’t find my gloves and said “oh, well!” like an idiot!) watching them be little nimrods and merrily photographed the whole thing. This, of course, amounted to waaaaaaay to many photographs to sort through and process but it was worth it.
Now that they’re all edited and ready to go, I’ll post them here for your enjoyment. Did you survive the Snowpocalypse of 2012 or are you an abominable snow zombie like I felt after a few hours in the sub zero temperatures? (You can view the whole album here.)
Luna gets a good roll in the snow.
Lyric likes to sass me when she doesn’t get the toy NOW.
Ryker and Lyric nag at their Poppa to THROW THE BALL!