Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Miss Olga 3 on friday



Well Miss Olga at Gipcyan is 3 years old on friday.

I am so glad to get the terrible two's out of the way

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

MOORGREEN 2009


Got an email the other day from the orginisers of Moorgreen.....
Hi Billy, Sorry but no dogs at moorgreen this year,We have decided not to do moorgreen anymore weve cut down and semi retiring,Thank you for your support in the past could you pass the word round , hope to see you around
Best Wishes
joan @ Richard
Now thats a bloody shame,i was the judge this year and totally looking forward to it......
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Monday, 25 May 2009

HA~WAY THE LAD'S


filthy and gorgeous


julie


wor sue





Well done Derek and Eileen on Best of Breed with "Makems Filthy And Gorgeous"

also Juile with "Sevray Whisper" and "Rubsters Piper" getting a first each

and Mizz Andrews with " Janwhiffin Diamond Codey " getting a second at her first show,you took it in your stride.Well done

i am just waiting for some pictures,my battery went flat today

Spring in the USA
























Good morning everyone. Since I don't have a Bedlington Fun Day coming up to anticipate, I have to spend my time on other spring activities.

When I went out of my back door a week ago, I discovered the Cardinals had built their nest in my Gardenia Bush right by my back door. And, all of the tropical plants are in full bloom in my yard.
The ones pictured are called Bromiliads and grow in the shade under the big oak trees. So, that is what I have to content myself with for the moment and of course, my two great hunters, Pie's uncles, Harley & Bud. And Billy Bob's kids, Bubba & Midge slept thru it all after having the breakfast.
I hope you all have a great time next weekend at the Fun Day. Like Trish, wish I could be there.

Also, Victoria, thank you for summing up about why people should be going to dog shows. You said it better than all of us so called, adults!!!!!
Til next time,
Mary Lou & The Woofs in sheep's clothing








Sunday, 24 May 2009

things to do next sunday


should be a great day out,see you all there

Saturday, 23 May 2009

the working grooming table part 2


you all remember the "WORKING BEDLINGTON GROOMING TABLE"


Some folk in the NE have a more direct approach.....like it

can anyone groom bedlingtons like these poodles







the NINJA TURTLE is a must have for me....



Friday, 22 May 2009

Betty keeping Miss Olga in check


found these piks


i think Miss Olga went a bit to far with Betty

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

need help from the KC show folk again

this was posted on one of the american sites i am on from someone in the UK........

No...not going to Bath though I /would/ have done, but it is a non-CC show and I am getting visitors from Sweden for a fortnight and we are all off to the European winners show in Dublin..Going to very few shows this year because i won't waste my time under judges whose opinions I do not value..it takes 4 days out of my week to get to shows...much better spent in my garden when the judges are a waste of space!

does this mean you only go to shows were you think you will be placed?
do you only go to shows were CC's are on offer?
seems a bit pointless showing at all with this attitude!!
win or loose i still enjoy just showing a dog and having a good chat with everyone...

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Betty Slim Line Beach Ball


wor betty has been on a carrot and cabage diet


well not her tassels


she has lost over 6lb now


getting herself fit for the fun day


minnie back out


miss colin joins minnie for a bit dig tonight


just trying minnie on a few bunny holes,dont want to have to dig her out


looking good she is totally on the mend,


back to the big hole


plenty of power digging down and realy keen

Monday, 18 May 2009

get together #2






a few piks from the weekend at the bedlington get together






Wednesday, 13 May 2009

MOOCHING

out for a mooch tonight with Min and Col,up to a local spot,the grass was a bit long so i settled for a creep around the edge see if any bunnys make for cover. it was getting dark so i had the lamp out scaning about and trying to controll two muppets when i heard this jingling noise from ABOVE!!! i shone the lamp up, god i nearly shit mesell!!!






IT WAS THIS BLOODY THING SWOOPING ABOUT.

totally mint bird,had a good crack with the lad.its a harris hawk and he has been training it over the winter and was out tonight doing a bit lamping.no dought we will meet again but then i will be ready.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

YANKEE EXPRESS

Hi all, I hope my news will be of some entertainment to you all. Now that I am slowing down a bit from showing, I will have more time to contribute to Billy’s Blog. Billy & I met a couple of years ago, on one of the internet discussion lists here in the USA. It didn’t take long before we became good friends. And, I found that Billy was new to the conformation world, but was well experienced in the Bedlington working world. We both agreed that people her and across the pond had been a bit remiss by breeding in separate directions for working and show Bedlingtons. I guess I am greedy. I want it ALL. Personally, I don’t think a Bedlington meets its standard if it cannot go to ground and also go into conformation ring and win.
So, that was the beginning of the association of Marikov Bedlingtons and Gipcyan Bedlingtons. I brought a little bitch over to the UK, to Bill. And, he had found a stunning little boy for me, bred by Sandra & Norman Hyde. Mr. Billy Bob. Billy Bob is a great combination of show and working lines, but still closely line bred. Perfect for an outcross to my tightly line bred girls.
That was the beginning of a great friendship and association of Marikov Bedlingtons and Gipcyan Bedlingtons. I am hoping that Billy has many a year to continue with our lines after I am gone. And, what he wants to do with my Marikov name after I am gone, is up to him. It has served me well. Have managed to finish 33 Amer. Champions in the past 20 years. And, hope to finish a few more before I give up.Since I jumped on it and bred Miss Pie’s sister, Molly to Billy Bob last December, I have got a head start on our combination. We have 2 babies here that are looking gorgeous and running me ragged! I am including a video for you to see what I mean.
I will try to keep you all updated on the Bedlington doings here in the USA and these crazy puppies.
With all the animal rights people today, we dog folks better be sticking together, no matter what part of the sport we are involved in or what country we live in, or we are going to lose our right to breed, show and enjoy our animals.
Time to feed the wild puppies. Til next time, Mary Lou
video

what a find



look what my wee friend Victoria found at a country show at the weekend.
in my eyes "very nice"

BillyBobs babys playing in the Florida sun

minnie on the mend


soon Minnie will be back to looking like this


here she is ragging an intruder in the yard



Miss Olga and Miss Pie want a piece of the action



all mine.........


Sunday, 10 May 2009

Saltburn

had wiiliam and guy out today at Saltburn Show



William Best puppy in breed
then Group 1 puppy


Guy Best in Breed
then got Group 2 Terrier








Saturday, 9 May 2009

7 years ago



found this pik,it was one of the first i took of Minnie ,Betty and Colin.over 7 years ago.god how time flys

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fat Ass

trying to put video links into the blog...


Monday, 4 May 2009

William 2

a very rare pik of William standing still,took a whole packet of ham to get this shot



Daylight piks







Sunday, 3 May 2009

gipcyan jeep



bizzy as a bee all last week with the gipcyan jeep,a pal of mine got me a new set of tyres.too big so the cab had to go up 2" the suspension 1 1/2" to clear the xtra 2" of tyre.next project is a ladder to get in the damm thing