Saga of a woman old enough to know better who lets her life be governed by the ridiculous hobby of breeding and showing dogs, musing on life, the twenty first century, Cameron and his mini-me, and the occasional sheep.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


After just over nine months in Ireland, Cupcake has made it.   He is now Irish Champion Volpecula Set in Gold!  Thanks to some very expert handling he achieved the necessary seven green stars, and has his title.

He is just over two years old, and as you may remember, after some deep thought in his puppy days, decided to be a Papillon.   And as a Papillon he did some winning.  Then one hot day, he appeared with one ear down.  I had a look at it, and found a tick.   It was a very small tick, but I was sure it was the culprit.  I removed it, and waited confidently for the ear to come up again.    Two days later the other ear had come down in sympathy.   And that was that.   He had made a career decision, and was now a Phalene.

Cupcake 7 weeks
Cupcake at 7 weeks

Well, it`s not so easy being a Phalene here.  Some judges simply do not like them, and all in all it is an uphill struggle with them.   But in Ireland, under FCI rules, Phalenes are a separate breed, and compete with each other  on equal terms.  So to Ireland he went, to an expert friend who has done really well with him.  And in only nine months, he has gained his title.

Cupcake 9 mths 8
Cupcake at 9 months

It`s a new feeling, this business of not handling my dogs myself, but at my time of life it makes sense, and it is quite a good feeling to sit back and wait for results.   Of course this will also happen with Sparkle, except that he will stay in this country and I will see his progress and of course I will be showing his sister.   And meanwhile Mr Wag, who has really taken to Irish life, is only a few points off his Junior Champion title.

Cupcake at SKC 14
Champion Cupcake today!
Irish Ch Volpecula Set in Gold

It`s all happening!
Wonderful news, Elizabeth, and lovely, lovely doggies.
That's fab news Elizabeth, he's such a beauty it's no wonder he's taking Ireland by storm. You do breed the most gorgeous dogs and they are all champions in their own right. Bailey is Champion Phalene of the Barr Household, set in diamond and platinum :) xxx
Thank you! A lot of the credit goes to Diane who has looked after him and handled him for me. Of course he will come back to me, but at present he is loving life on the farm in the depths of rural Ireland. And of course he is Bailey`s half brother - same mother.
Congratulations to cupcake! He's is sooo gorgeous
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