October 5-28, 2010
The continuation of the Great Journey: I left Lotti with Angelika and Sylwek while I flew from Berlin to the US, where I spent three weeks with family and friends. During Montgomery Weekend, I watched Airedales compete in agility, obedience, and rally, as well as at confirmation shows at Devon and Montgomery County. I then visited my friend Bobbi Brennan (White Rose Airedales) and Guinness at his home with Shirley Good and Susan Rodgers (Stirling Airedales). On my way back, I again swung by Angelika's and Asia's to pick up my dogs scattered about the Baltic coast!
While I toured the US, Eyeson and Angelica took in Dortmund, where from the Junior Class, they took BOB over specials (including this year's European BOB winner) at the prestigeous Bundessieger show.
September 30-October 2, 2010
Our journey continued, as Angelika, Sylwek, and I took Guinness's son Eyeson (Junior Ch. PL Gingerdream ALL EYES ON ME, breeder/owner Angelika Żabicka) to Celje, Slovenia, for the European Dog Show. Eyeson, pictured with Angelika after the competion, brought home the European Junior Winner title!!! Congratulations, Angelika and Eyeson!
September 28-29, 2010
The beginning of the Great Journey! Ola drove us from Warsaw to Sopot, where we left Ptysia with Asia, Łukasz, and their Airedale Ludwik. Lotti and I continues by train to Szczecin, where Sylwek picked us up and drive us to his and Angelika's place in the countryside accross the German border.
September 25, 2010
Another Airedale in Kindergaraten: Flaire KENYA started attending classes in Bemowo with her sisters and brother. There are some pictures of our preschoolers on the shool's web page.
September 12, 2010
Mandu joined his sisters K2 and Junga in their Puppy Kindergarten class, where Airedale now rule!
September 11, 2010
Ptysia debuted in the show ring today at the Warsaw National Dog Show, where she was rated Most Promising, won First Place, and the Best Baby title. She then visited her sisters K2 and Junga in Puppy Kindergarten.
September 10, 2010
Today we said goodbye to our Mandu (Flaire KATHMANDU), who took up residence in Zalesie Górne near Warsaw, where he will have a Flat Coated Retriever named Kapok for a buddy. Mandu, we wish you much happiness in your new home!
Pictured on left -- Mandu (now Felix) with his new buddy Kapok.
September 9, 2010
Our Ptysia started school today — she attended the first Puppy Class at our agility club, KA Fort. She loved it!
August 30, 2010
Flaire K2 us today for a new home in the Warsaw suburb of Bielany. Dearest K2, we wish you all the happiness in the world, and want you to know that we will miss you very, very much. The puppies still with us are Flaire KARPATKA (Ptysia), whom we're keeping, and Flaire KATHMANDU (Mandu), for whom we are still looking for a wonderful home.
August 28-29, 2010
Lotti, Ptysia, and I went to Lublin for my cousin's wedding. We had a great time — we lived in a hotel at the edge of a forest, where we went on wonderful walks. On one of them, we were joined by our friend Kasia with her Airedale Flopi. There was no end to Airedale craziness!
August 20-22, 2010
This was a very busy weekend. Lotti stayed home with my cousin Paweł, while Ptysia and I went south. On Friday, I had some business near Rzeszów, and Ptysia stayed with my friend Magda (Magda, thanks for taking care of my puppy, and for the delicious cafe latte!) I picked up Ptysia on Saturday in Radom, where I spent the day helping with an agility trial put on by my agility club (KA Fort). In the evening I drove to Kraków to retrieve Mandu from his vacation with Dorota (Dorota, thanks again for taking such great care of my little boy!) Finally on Sunday, back in Radom, I worked as a secretary in Judge Elżbieta Chwalibóg's ring at the National Dog show there.
August 13-18, 2010
Lotti, Ptysia and I spent a few days at the coast together (K2 stayed in Warsaw with Lena). First, we visited Asia Hewelt and Lord Ludwik in Gdańsk for a bit of training and a barbecue. The next day, I was an apprentice in the ring of Judge Magdalena Kozłowska at the International Dog Show in Sopot, while Asia with a group of Terrier friends looked after Ptysia and Lotti (thanks, guys!). On Sunday we went to Jastrzębia Góra, where we spent a few days meeting with friends, and finally on Wednesday, we returned to Warsaw. On our way home we stopped at the beach for another walk with Asia, Ludwik, and Hugo, and then in Bory Tucholskie, for a visit with Trop (Flaire KLIMCZOK), where we were fed a delicious dinner!
August 10, 2010
Flaire KENYA left us today for her new home in Izabelin near Warsaw. She will live in a house with a wonderful, dog-friendly yard, and will have an eight-year-old dog lover for a companion.
August 8, 2010
I took Mandu (Flaire KATHMANDU) for a couple of weeks' vacation in the country near Kraków. On the way home I visited Katia (Flaire KATMAI) in Kielce. Katia is wonderful; she started school, where although she's the youngest, she's the head of the class, but at home she just never stops!
August 3, 2010
We returned home, having spent some wonderful time with friends in the country near Poznań and near Szczecin.
July 23, 2010
Oh, my, is it ever hot! There is a blazing heat wave going on in Warsaw, so we're skipping town and going west... We're leaving tomorrow morning to visit friends in western Poland and in Germany.
July 12-21, 2010
I took Lotti and three of the pups — Kathmandu, Kenya, and K2 — to agility camp organized by our agility club "Fort" in Nieborów near Warsaw. This year our camp had special training sessions for very young puppies, and our threesome actively participated. Each puppy worked with its own trainer: Mandu with Magda, Kenya with Klaudia, and K2 with me. They learned how to come when called, how to run through tunnels, how to walk on lead, and how to perform the basic commands sit, down, and stand. They also had motivational sessions and time to swim in a nearby reservoir. Lotti meanwhile was practicing her agility skills and even did the weave poles a few times!!!
A great big THANK YOU first and foremost to Klaudia and Magda, but also to all the participants in our agility camp, who made it possible for me not just to have a great time, but also to rest up a bit!
July 11, 2010
At the International Dog Show in Warsaw, Poland, I worked as a ring steward in the ring of Judge Dorota Witkowska, while Guinness's son Eyeson (Angelika Żabicka's Gingerdream ALL EYES ON ME)won yet another BISP!!!
July 3, 2010
Two more puppies from the "K" litter left us for their new homes. On July 1, I took Flaire KORBANIA (Kora) from our home in Warsaw to Białystok, where we met her new owner, who came from Lithuania to pick up her puppy. Their meeting was a scene straight from a B romance movie: they saw each other from a distance, ran towards each other, and fell into each other's arms! Good luck, Kora!
The picture on the right shows Kora in her new home.
On July 3, we said goodbye to Flaire KACHENJUNGA, who will live in Warsaw. Her call name is not yet certain, but maybe it will be simply Junga.
June 28, 2010
We took setup photos of the six puppies from the "K" litter that are still with us — see them in the "K" Litter Gallery »
June 23-27, 2010
We traveled to Herning, Denmark, for the World Dog Show, where three of Guinness's kids were shown. Details soon.
June 22, 2010
The first two puppies from the "K" litter left us for their own fabulous homes. Dark blue girl, Flaire KATMAI (Katia) will live in Kielce, and yellow boy, Flaire KLIMCZOK (Trop) will live in Bory Tucholskie.
June 20, 2010
Guinness's sons prepared a Father's Day surprise for dad: son Logan (Regalridge Sound Investment) won two BIS this weekend in Canada, and younger son Eyeson (Gingerdream All Eyes On Me) won two BPIS in Poland!
Here at home, our puppies got microchipped today, and were all very brave.
June 13, 2010
I was an Apprentice to Judge Zygmunt Jakubowski in the Terrier ring in Lublin.
June 10, 2010
New puppy pictures in "K" Litter Gallery ».
June 6, 2010
I was an Apprentice to Judge Magdalena Świętoń in the Terrier ring at the International Dog Show in Leszno, Poland.
June 3, 2010
Tomorrow our puppies will be 5 weeks old; today they were out on the grass for the first time. Photos in the Gallery of litter "K" ».
May 30, 2010
I was an agility Apprentice Judge for the first time at an agility trial in Łomianki, Poland. The judges were Tony Griffin and Nalle Jansson.
May 23, 2010
I worked as a Ring Steward in Judge Maria Zasada's ring at the National Dog Show in Radom, Poland.
May 22, 2010
More and more often we hear that if something isn't on the Internet, it doesn't exist... And so we decided to come into existence by starting our web page. Welcome!