Monday, March 28, 2011

Tata and Grima

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Tata (black, tan and white) who lives in Michigan and Grima (cream) who lives in California are two puppies that are available to the right homes. Contact me if you might be interested in adopting either of these two little girls.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The People Mover, March 17, 2011

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Nana and Luca rode the Detroit People Mover not once but twice on the most beautiful "almost" spring day.

They saw ice floes in the Detroit River; nearby Windsor, Ontario, Canada across the river; some beautiful old buildings like the Guardian Building and the Detroit Club, Greektown, Times Square, Ford Field - the baseball stadium where the Detroit Tigers play, Cobo Hall, Joe Lewis Arena, GM World Headquarters in the The Renaissance Center, and trains!

In Greektown from the People Mover train cars they saw early revelers in green celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Luca was wearing green pants. (Note the green squares in the photo of Luca in the Ren Cen People Mover Station!)

Back at GM World Headquarters on the way back to the garage where Nana parked the car, a nice man who was downtown for hockey games gave Luca a green t-shirt!

What a glorious day they had!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


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The boys can sit like this for hours together surveying their territory.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Icelandic Sheepdog Puppies

A new Icelandic Sheepdog litter was born 3-11-11 to Brekkubrun's Icelandics.

I think the tan/white/black boy with the great blaze will resemble his dad, Edgar. There is also a tricolor (black, tan, white) female with a full collar and a small dash of a blaze. There are two black and white pups, one boy and one girl. The female has a half collar. All of the puppies have double dew claws on both rear feet. Mom and dad both have OFA-Good hips and normal CERF eye results. There is lots of variety in this litter.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Arne and Lilly

Puppies In Washington

Four Icelandic Sheepdog puppies were born yesterday to Christine of Brekkubruns Icelandics in Washington state. Parents of the litter are Edgar and Kippa. Two boys, two girls all have double dew claws. One is red/white/black, one is a black/tan/white tricolor, two are black and white. I'll post some photos as soon as I get them. Meanwhile here are some pictures of mom and dad. (Click to enlarge.)

Christine's website can be visited by clicking on her Brekkubrun's blog to the right

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Interesting thought

This was online in reference to WI Governor Walker, but I think it could apply to many situations. This was well put and apropos now in so many countries ...

Being a leader is not the same as being a dictator.

A few people don't understand the various types of leadership and simply look towards an authoritarian concept for leadership. It's frightening how many make the argument...that TELLING someone what to do and how to do it is the hallmark of a good leader.

A good leader is not a dictator; a good leader knows HOW to encourage, inspire and select appropriate people to help them attain their shared vision. A real leader has a vision and goes about making that vision reality, without having to resort to divisive or heavy handed tactics. A real leader recognizes both his/her own strengths and weaknesses and knows when to admit that he/she is wrong or when he/she is leading his/her flock astray.

Governor Walker is no leader...he's a charlatan, who seems to have realized HOW to manipulate and con others...not inspire and encourage. There is a huge difference.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Yankee and Eileen

Today Eileen and Yankee again won Best of Breed at the Detroit Kennel Club's Cobo Hall Conformation and Obedience trial. Congratulation Eileen and Yankee!!


Kata is relaxing with a rawhide chewer after earning the third leg for her AKC Novice Jumpers With Weaves title (JWW) at Sportsmen's Dog Training Club's agility trial in Fenton, Michigan.

She tied with another dog who also had 100 points but because she had a better time she earned first place. She had two first places with 100 points and one second place in her title quest. Who says you can't teach an old dog (that would be me) new tricks!! Kata recently turned nine and started training for agility when she was eight.

Now it's on the the Novice Standard title and maybe the Novice Fast title, who knows?
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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Yankee and Eileen

Eileen and Yankee went to the Detroit Kennel Club's annual 'benched' show. They did really good; their fan club was there to support them.
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