Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's a Girl!!!


It was a CRAZY week. I picked up my puppy on Thursday and that weekend had an AKC trial. Monday my computer at work was infected with a nasty virus so I spent all morning with IT. So then I had to play catch up the rest of the day. So this is the first chance I've had to post about Soleil.

She is the medium sized girl of the litter. She has very pretty classic markings. She suddenly became available the day before I was to pick up the boy. Her personality WON me over! She has spirit, confidence, and an ATTITUDE. She reminds me of a certain Blue Merle Sheltie girl in South Carolina ;-)

Her registered name is Little Miss Sunshine. And her call name is Soleil. When we arrived home Thursday afternoon, Soleil marched into the house and made herself at home. The Border Collies still don't know what hit them. She never whined and she confidently checked out her new digs and packmates. She went potty everytime I took her outside and she slept through the night in her little crate next to my bed.

That weekend, she went to her first agility trial (crated upstairs away from the general population) and was quiet in her crate while I was working or running Summit. She met lot's of people including children and played tug.

So far, we've just been playing lot's of chase games, restrained recalls, and tug. She is a growler and shaker when tugging. We started leash training this morning.

Sage is tolerant of her and Summit pretends she doesn't exist. I'm sure she'll win them over eventually. Speaking of Summit...
He double Q'd this weekend with a 2nd and 3rd place. I am really holding his A-frame contact at AKC trials in order to prepare for USDAA Nationals in October (where I will be quick-releasing all his contacts).

More pictures to come! We have three weeks off of agility competition so will be spending time training and hiking.

7 comments:

Christine said...

Welcome to Soleil, what a great start and oh so exciting. Look forward to seeing more blog postings about her and congratulations with Summit.

Diana said...

WhooHoo, a big congrats to you!! Thats so funny, I was originally going to have Miley's AKC name be Grand Little Miss Sunshine. LOL but changed it to Grand Little Miss Miley. Looking forward to all the pictures.
Congrats also on Summits double "Q"s. Diana

Kathy said...

OOOH she looks PERFECT! Soleil is sooo cute and she sounds like she has a winning personality. CONGRATS!!! I kept checking the blog to find out what was happening, so I am so excited to see. Sounds like she is going to fit in wonderfully, you are going to have soooo much fun, but then you already know that!!!

Congrats on Summits double Q's. AWESOME.

Thenks for letting me know about your experience with the back being out of alignment and then the weaves getting fixed after a few adjustments. I just worry so much after Breezes trouble with the weaves and her back all winter, then her obviously hurting so bad this time, I know structurally she has back problems and she is dysplastic, so never sure what is normal and what is just beyond her...not sure how to train the weaves with her back and hips to maximize her getting them right and preserve her back, ....ughghggh,

Ricky the Sheltie said...

OMG, Soleil is gorgeous! What a beautiful puppy and a beautiful name too! Can't wait to see more photos! Congratulations!

Jackie said...

Congratulations Morganne. Sounds like she's the perfect addition to your fabulous pack. She's gorgeous and I can't wait to see more pictures.

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! I'm glad you picked the right puppy for you, 'even' if it was a girl! I'm sure she'll be a rockstar! And such a great name! Maybe you can help me with names...

Elayne said...

Ha, that looks like the one that I was going to steal. She fell asleep in the crook of my knee, so cute. I'm glad she'll go to a good home.