Monday, July 28, 2014

Camping Trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park

We just got back from our annual camping trip with friends to Bon Echo Provincial Park.  This year we took Gemma (Northrock Diamond in the Ruff) along with us.  

There are lots of great hiking trails to explore.

Bon Echo is very dog friendly.  They have an off leash dog beach with a great water entry.  Gemma had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs and swimming in the lake.  Among the many trail options there is also an off leash exercise trail for the dogs to enjoy.

We rented canoes at the lagoon on Mazinaw Lake. From the canoe you can see the Aboriginal pictographs on the rock face that rises 100 meters above the lake. 

Picnic lunch on the big rock.

Hanging out with the girls at the campsite.  Gemma was so well behaved that it was easy to forget she is only 5 months old!

Roasting marshmallows and making smores around the campfire are a tradition.  Four families with a total of 8 kids ages 10 and under made for long fun filled days.  By the time campfire time rolled around Gemma was one tired puppy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kelly is now a CKC Grand Champion!*

Kelly with her handler Peter Scott and judge Manuel Queijeiro
In June, Kelly (Ch Northrock's Anchors Aweigh WC) attended the Ontario County Kennel Club dog shows with Peter Scott on the end of her lead. Kelly went Best of Breed all three days.  Friday's judge was Joanne Fernall and on Saturday and Sunday she was awarded two Group 2nds under judges Manuel Queijeiro and Ole Nielsen.  We are absolutely delighted that Kelly, our little Miss. Purple is now a CKC Grand Champion.  Thank you to all of the judges who have recognized her quality and awarded Kelly in the show ring.

*pending CKC confirmation