Here an update of cutie pie picture of our little man Beta Boy. Hey is growing up handsome. Living the good life with Einie and his people in Houston.
On our relocation we have found a new home in Lilburn, GA. I am going out first for my work report date and then Mom and the kids will be out at the end of the month. Things are moving along. Lots of stress and drama but hopefully it will be over soon.
OK not quite but we in going to Atlanta next week to find a place to move and then we will be off.
So we will be off line for awhile. Email still works and look out for new adventures for Solstice!
If you are a regular blog reader you might have caught at the end of my CWCCA Nationals report a mention of a big life event happening at Solstice. I thought I’d take some time to fully explain the changes going on in our world.
You may or may not know I work for State Farm Insurance and have for the last 25 years. I’ve spent 1/2 my life at the Farm all here in El Paso, Texas. Earlier this spring I was offered the opportunity to relocate to our new Hub location in the Atlanta, GA metro area and after much consideration I made the decision to make the move from El Paso to Atlanta.
It is a big step and in May, we are making the move to Georgia. There are so many pluses, not just with my job but with our whole life style. Most of my bestest friends live in the Southeast and there is so many more opportunities to participate in dog activities. Sure there will be lots to get used too, rain, grass, bugs and traffic but there is always trade offs. There are so many things I’ll miss about the southwest and El Paso. Mostly the people, but I’ll miss the desert, the sunshine, the mountain. I’ll miss my beloved Miners and of course the best Mexican Food anywhere.
El Paso is my Mom’s (Ginger) home town and I’ve lived here since 1976 so it will be a big adjustment for us although I am returning to my southern roots. Ginger aka Mom is also moving with me. So Ginger, the dogs and myself are currently prepping for the move. We have to empty out the family home (built and lived in by the family since just after WWII) of all the stuff we don’t need to take with us. We are going to have to find a place to live in the area and we have to do it by mid May. Wish us LUCK!
What about the dogs? I had planned to repeat the Frost x Rider breeding as soon as Frost came in season (anytime now) but with the impending move I am just going to have to delay it until October. The Banner x Rush breeding is still on track for late June. Those of you who have expressed interest in these puppies I realize that for many of you I am moving out of your region and you may or may not want to consider a puppy from a Southeast breeder when you live in the Southwest. Please let me know where your interest lies and I totally understand if you want to consider other breeders closer to you. I know there a lots of great breeders in the Southwest and if you are in the Southeast I am always happy to introduce the Solstice dogs to new fans.
Stay tuned as our adventure continues!
How cool is this? This is our personalized custom folding Stacking box created by the Custom Stacking Boxes by Dwysan. Kathy and Larry Davis are doing beautiful work and I can’t wait to pick mine up at the CWCCA Nationals next week. Although I think my box will be a demo box in their booth at the nationals.
If this wasn’t cool enough another personalized item arrived this week in the form of my kennel tags. Artist Janice Chapman created these hand painted wonders, I ordered two crate tags and a sign for my expen or RV window. I will be styling! Janice is on Facebook if you are interested in having tags done for yourself.
To Tucson, AZ that is!
Starting on March 29th the annual family reunion aka the CWCCA National Specialty Show will be held in Tucson, AZ. This year it is the closest it has ever been for the Solstice dogs and the specials gang of PJ, Frost and Banner will be showing in our Megan even on Tuesday and then in Best of Breed on Saturday. The rest of the time I’ll be hanging out and helping with the event. Monday and Tuesday I’ll be at the Agility trials and the rest of the week who knows what I’ll be up to but it will be FUN!
Here is the count for the Breed Classes:
20 Sweepstakes (Puppy 6-9) Dogs 5 Red & Sable Dog
11 Sweepstakes (Puppy 9-12) Dogs 23 Brindle Dog
8 Sweepstakes (Puppy 12-15) Dogs 11 Black Dog
8 Sweepstakes (Puppy 15-18) Dogs 5 Blue Merle Dog
26 Sweepstakes (Puppy 6-9) Bitches 5 Red & Sable Bitch
15 Sweepstakes (Puppy 9-12) Bitches 15 Brindle Bitch
2 Sweepstakes (Puppy 12-15) Bitches 6 Black Bitch
9 Sweepstakes (Puppy 15-18) Bitches 4 Blue Merle Bitch
7 Sweepstakes (Veterans 7-9 years) Dogs Count Monday Obedience
4 Sweepstakes (Veterans 9-11 years) Dogs 1 Beginner Novice A Obedience
2 Sweepstakes (Veterans 11+ years) Dogs 5 Beginner Novice B Obedience
6 Sweepstakes (Veterans 7-9 years) Bitches 1 Novice A Obedience
4 Sweepstakes (Veterans 9-11 years) Bitches 4 Novice B Obedience
5 Sweepstakes (Veterans 11+ years) Bitches 2 Open A Obedience
2 Open B Obedience
6 Puppy (4-6 MOS) Dogs 2 Utility B Obedience
19 Puppy (6-9 mos) Dogs
10 Puppy (9-12 mos) Dogs Count Tuesday Obedience
6 12-15 Months Dogs 1 Beginner Novice A Obedience
4 15-18 Months Dogs 5 Beginner Novice B Obedience
8 Bred-By-Exhibitor Dogs 1 Novice A Obedience
1 American Bred Dogs 4 Novice B Obedience
4 Open Dogs 2 Open A Obedience
5 Puppy (4-6 MOS) Bitches 2 Open B Obedience
24 Puppy (6-9 mos) Bitches 2 Utility B Obedience
11 Puppy (9-12 mos) Bitches
2 12-15 Months Bitches Count Tuesday Rally
7 15-18 Months Bitches 1 Rally Novice A
14 Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitches 5 Rally Novice B
3 American Bred Bitches 2 Rally Advanced A
12 Open Bitches 4 Rally Advanced B
3 Rally Excellent B
6 Veteran (7-9 years) Dogs
4 Veteran (9-11 years) Dogs Count Tuesday Rally
2 Veteran (11+ years) Dogs 1 Rally Novice A
7 Veteran (7-9 years) Bitches 6 Rally Novice B
2 Veteran (9-11 years) Bitches 2 Rally Advanced A
6 Veteran (11+ years) Bitches 4 Rally Advanced B
3 Rally Excellent B
2 Herding Class Dogs
2 Herding Class Bitches
40 Best of Breed Dogs
29 Best of Breed Bitches
9 Stud Dogs
7 Brood Bitches
7 Parade of Titleholders
1 Parade of Therapy Dogs
1 Jr (Novice Junior)
1 Jr (Open Intermediate)
2 Jr (Open Senior)
I am using my blog today for info research.
My grandmother was a doll collector and since none of us in the family really has any appreciation for her collection I have gotten permission to start selling them to people who will appreciate them.
We have a collection of Baps German Storybook dolls.
The German Baps dolls were made to represent fairytale characters. These Baps dolls were created by Frau Edith Von Arps from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. Edith initially started selling her dolls door to door until demand for her dolls increased. Other Baps dolls were created to wear traditional German costumes by region as souvenirs. These handcrafted dolls were made of fabric and its facial features were carefully painted. The cloth covered doll head was sewn with floss cotton hair and its armature body made of wires was covered with felt. Fine stitches completes the seams and the dolls were then clothed with fanciful outfits. A great deal of craftsmanship was given to these dolls as its facials features were finely detailed even with its small measurement.
Another unique thing about these Baps dolls was that these were made to stand by using weighted metal for its feet. Thus, the dolls can stand on its own even with its cloth body without the help of a doll stand. With its tiny height of approximately 4 to 5 inches, these dolls were easy to love and collect.
If anyone has an interest in these dolls or has any additional history or expertise on their value please let me know. These were part of a collection so they have been gently handled over the last 60+ years.
Cinderella and Prince Charming $125 SOLD
Goldilocks and the 3 bears $150 SOLD
Little Red Riding Hood $100
Alice in Wonderland $75 SOLD
Heidi and Grandpa $100
Peter Cottontail $125
Little Miss Muffett $75
Rumpelstiltskin $65 SOLD
Snow White and 6 dwarves (unfortunately when my grandmother let someones child see the dolls they stole a dwarf) $100 SOLD
Puss in Boots $65 SOLD
Jack and Jill -$75.00 SOLD
Three Little Kittens $150
Little Bo Peep and Sheep $125 SOLD
Little Black Sambo $200 SOLD
Three Little Pigs $125
Hansel and Gretel $125 - SOLD
Bavarian Childern $65 SOLD