and a lot has happened in the last 15 months! But things have settled-down here for us and we are happy to report we are back-on-track!
I am working only part-time at the grooming school, teaching theory and instructing now and then. I was lucky enough to acquire a wonderful retired Ch. Mini Poodle in spring 2013 and he is my "demo dog" at school as well as a grooming competition dog. He will have his own page as soon as I get organized enough, lol. I have also been busy mentoring a former student who has just got her OWN future-Champion Mini Poodle pup so she is learning about grooming and handling and will also be entering the grooming competition ring later this year. Frankly, I am grooming more Poodles right now than anything else!
We had a beautiful litter of 5 (1 girl, 4 boys) from our gorgeous little Mona (a Ch. Drake daughter) on Christmas Eve, sired by the group-winning Ch. Ryan's Reese's Pieces. It took me FOREVER to decide between the boys as they are all so nice, but we will be retaining one of the boys along with the only girl with an eye to getting back in the ring later this year.