It’s Just A Lounging Kinda Day

Sunny on the loveseat in our den …. Fin by the fire place. Both of them are enjoying the afternoon INSIDE out of the heat, LOL!



Yummm….mashed potatoes!

Willie and Fin enjoyed licking the bowl after Michael made home made mashed potatoes for dinner. They’re pretty good dish washers!


Happy 4th of July!

It was a nice low key day, at home with the dogs and dog friendly (our favorite!) company. We had dinner out on the deck and of course there would be Bloodhounds out there with us! Willie and Fin enjoyed bits of chicken, steak, shrimp and watermelon 🙂



Willie - 10.5 years old
Willie – 10.5 years old

A weekend at the beach

We went to visit my Dad this weekend. He lives at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. It was a great weekend with friends, sun and fun! Fin & Sunny got to come along to join in the festivities. They had a great time too!



Bloomington, IL Trailing Trials

Our Fin passed his MTI (man-trailer intermediate level) test at these trailing trials over Memorial Day weekend! The trail was 18 hours old, approximately 1/2 mile long and Fin had a beautiful ID at the end for me to call the correct runner. We have been working really hard for this through the months and to have it come to fruition is so exciting. It was hot, humid and draining weather but he overcame it and worked it out. To say I’m proud of that ‘lil booger is an understatement!!

new MTI!

new MTI!

Another Red Hot Champion!

Way to go Barry & Carolina on finishing her championship. You all make a great team and we are so proud of you both!! Carolina is Barry’s first show dog and he jumped into the ring to show her and they did such a good job together. Keep up the good work!!

CH. Sherick M&M’s Red Hot Carolina  – aka “Carolina”  🙂

Practice, Practice, Practice …

When you ask him, he gets all excited because Finny loves to go to do ‘bedience’ … 🙂 Here he is in class last night practicing the long sit stay. He is working here towards his novice obedience title (CD).

"Prepare your dog for the sit" ...
“Prepare your dog for the sit” …
..."and leave your dog" ....

..."and leave your dog" ....

Price’s Vacation

Price had a fun weekend! He went for a fun visit to our friend Chip’s house. Chip is interested in a Bloodhound and we thought it would be fun for her to ‘test drive’ one and see how it was to have one in her home, etc. Price knows Chip from our trailing training and he loves her! He also loves Caroline and Boomer, Chip’s two Black & Tan Coonhounds. As you can see, they all had a great weekend!

Caroline & Price
Caroline & Price
Price & Boomer
Price & Boomer
C'mon! Play wif me!
C’mon! Play wiff me!
Watching the neighbors
Watching the neighbors
Such a sweet face!

Such a sweet face!

We have a new Champion!

Biggest congratulations to Buck & Randy Greenlee for finishing Buck’s AKC championship this weekend in Hollister, CA. Buck finished Sunday with his fourth major. Way to go guys – we are so proud of you both!! Send us pictures soon!

CH. Sherick M&M’s Red Hot Buckshot, EECT

Master Sherman – at it again!

Congratulations to Beth & Sherman on their new Rally Advanced (RA) obedience title they earned this past weekend! Sherman went on to earn his first leg towards his Rally Excellent (RE) title the day after earning his RA title! We are so amazed by this team work and what they have accomplished so far – So proud of you both!!!

HIT Sherick M&M’s Red Hot Howlitzer CD, RA, EECT, Can MT, Can RN … less formally known as “Sherman” 🙂