Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Family Picnic

Dog family that is. LOL   This pass weekend I drove to Muncie IN, for Java's family reunion.  Every year the breeder holds a picnic for everyone who has gotten one of her dogs.  I didnt make it last year, its a long drive. This year Lou went with me. I dropped him in Cincinnati to visit his family and then drove the rest of the way alone.  It made it much easier. The drive home was tough. 11 hours, not fun. And it poured down rain the last 2 1/2 hours of the trip.  I think I would break up the trip home with an over night stop some where if I had to do it again.

This is Java's mom. She is just to sweetest thing. Jumping in every ones lap for attention. She is a little smaller the Java.

 This is Java's dad. He is also very sweet.  He is little too.

This is Cowboy, he is Java's brother.   He was trying to get Miley to play. (she didnt play). Miley was ok until a lot of dogs showed up. Then she tended to stand off by herself. Or sit in my lap and growl at all the dogs that passed by.  At one point we counted 30 dogs all off leash and hanging out together.

This is Bandit, he is also Java's brother.  Cowboy and Bandit are bigger than Java. I think Bandit's mom told me he measured 17 1/2  inches.

Then there is Elise. She is Java's sister and she measures at 12 1/2 inches. Funny in the size difference huh? And the difference in ear sets too.

I think there are two other siblings but they didnt come.

While we were there Mike gave us all a mini agility lesson.

During one of Java's run , another dog (a husky) got loose and started down the jumps after Java. I was thinking, "holy crap, not here. What if Java turns around with the angry growling ,barking behavior. Then the breeder thinks Im not a good owner and  didnt teach Java the correct things?"  But Java came right to me and I kept her attention on me  until the other person got their dog. Thank goodness.

After agility,  the breeder did an instinct test on someone's BC puppy.  It was very cool to see this puppy work. I took a gazillion pictures. LOL   The puppy would lie down on his own and wait. He would sometimes turn his head to release the pressure off the sheep. Very cool.

This was the breeders dog bringing the sheep into the pen before the puppy instinct test. She calls him "pony boy" because he is really big. I think he might be 19 inches but Im not sure. ( he isnt from Java's litter but some how related)

After this we all just hung out. It was lots of fun and the weather was great.  I have a lot of pictures but wont post them and bore you. LOL

This is Miley and Java when I went to take the herding pictures and they couldnt come. LOL

Ok, I had to post a few more pictures. Last one.

The breeder had a litter of puppies at her house. So cute. I loved this one!  (all puppies are spoken for. LOL)


Helen said...

That's cool that you have a dog family reunion. Beckett recently met up with his now adult litter sister. There was no wow great to see you but it was interesting to see their differences.

Sara said...

How fun! And what a great idea to get everyone together.

To bad it was such a long drive.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Oh my gosh - cowboy looks just like Reilly!!!!!!!!!! What a great event.

Dawn said...

That is just such a cool idea! I know...I thought the same thing about much he looked like Reilly! So much fun!!!

Kathy said...

Wow, what a cool event, but boy you are dedicated driving that far! Wow! I bet her breeder appreciated that! I bet whe enjoyed seeing you and JavaJava sure looks way more like her mom, seems like the pups all look like their dad, or their mom but not a mixture of both, and crazy the size differences! Great pictures!

Chris and Ricky said...

Such a cool thing to do - have a gathering for everyone who has one of your dogs - it is neat that you made the long trip. I really enjoyed seeing Java's relatives!