Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What a Weekend!

It has been a wonderful weekend here, with great news to share...

I just received my official notification, so I can happily post that my painting, "A Regal Grace," was awarded third place in the Watercolour Division at the Art Show at the Dog Show!
It is always such a boost to be recognized like this, especially in a show with such a high calibre of work.
The show is now hanging in Kansas and will soon be on-line to view. You can take a sneak peek at the Best in Show, "Little Diva" which is an exquisite sculpture by Tammy Bality of Colorado-Congratulations to Tammy and all the ASATDS artists !

In addition, our wonderful Blue Picardy Spaniel Suede now has a new name: CHAMPION Brighthope Blue Suede Shoes!

Suede finished his Canadian Championship this weekend under breeder/handler Vicki Duncan and was a very good boy, behaving beautifully.

While there is no American title to aim for, as the breed is not recognized by the AKC, we're thinking of putting Suede's energy and atheltic ability into action....obedience, agility, tracking, hunt trials- haven't decide for sure yet, but whatever it is, I'm sure we'll have fun!

Many thanks to the Duncans for piloting Suede in the conformation ring, and to the Ratigan menfolk for their support and :-) happy :-) participation!!

4 comments:

Tracy Hall: said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Twice! And very well deserved.

Edward Burton said...

Congratulations, Kim! That is wonderful news - I LOVE that painting. And congratulations for your spaniel finishing his Canadian Championship!

Nicki said...

pretty dog, good luck with performance sports

Susan said...

Hi Kim,

My husband and I actually have one of the pups from the Suede/Nola litter. We named her Zoƫ. She's just over 8 months now and pretty much well full grown. Everyday we see some of Suede in her (along with Nola). You've got a great dog in Suede. Congrats on the Championship!!!!