New *NA* and *NAJ* Acadia’s Party Girl *NA, *NAJ

"Pippa" earned both the Novice Standard and the Novice Jumpers title to officially become, Acadia's Party Girl, NA, NAJ
Her owner Lynn writes, "Just wanted to give you a happy update.  Pippa (who weighs just under 9 pounds and measures just under 13 inches) started her agility career in
March.  By her second trial, she had finished her NAJ title and had 2 out of
3 legs toward her NA title.  She's entered in Open JWW this weekend and will
hopefully finish her Novice Standard title.  She is lightning fast!  Thought
you'd enjoy the photo.  I'll keep you posted regarding her progress."

Pippa is the daughter of Ch. Acadia Sunburst Merry and Bright.


New *CH* Acadia's Crown Prince

Luke completed his championship this weekend by winning his 2nd major.  I was So Thrilled because he did it on the 1st day of a 4 day show weekend.  It was such a relief to win the first day.  I "bumped him up" to the Best of Breed class so he could compete for points towards the Grand Championship.   This weekend he also successfully won a major towards his Grand Champion.  I would call that a successful weekend.


Acadia Sweet Emotion, PT, AX, AXJ, NF 2/14/1998- 5/15/2014

Valerie was unique and fun and has been one of my favorites forever.  Valerie was born when we lived in Arizona and she and I started learning agility when it was a new AKC sport.  Valerie LOVED agility.  She also loved walks in the desert, hunting for small mammals (and EATING them when she caught them).
After we had moved to Pennsylvania, Valerie enjoyed chasing squirrels, and one time she actually caught one by the tail at the moment the squirrel was leaping onto a tree.  There is this poor squirrel hanging by it's front feet onto the tree, and Valerie holding it all stretched out by the tail.  I yelled, and Valerie let the squirrel go.   I was just amazed at her speed and abilities. 
My friend, Pam, had Valerie's sister Molly and was doing agility with her. Pam and I attended a full week agility camp together.  I had so much fun spending the week with the two sisters (and of course Pam!).  Valerie was in heaven.  I felt she was such great partner.  Unfortunately, I stopped doing agility.  I called Pam and asked if she would take Valerie "for a summer" to do agility.   You know how that goes, Valerie never left. 
Crazy Val never saw any point at all for hitting those contacts  and Pam had to retire her years ago for fear she would injure herself with her "no respect for her own safety" antics.
There are soooo many more "Valerie stories".  She was truly a great dog.  I have a picture of her at the top of my stairs, and I love to look at her every day. 

 Valerie has led the life of leisure with her sister Molly  (on the left) and was the main soccer playing buddy for Quest for years. But yesterday, at age 16 Valerie crossed the bridge during her nap at her favorite sunny spot on the patio. Pam and I will miss her but I am happy she left on her terms and in such a peaceful way.
Valerie is the mother of HC Acadia Whatever It Takes, HXAsd, AX, AXJ and the daughter of Ch. Zion Acadia Town Heroine, CDX, PT, VCX


Happy Mother's Day!

These are the incredible mothers of GCh. Acadia Serenity (Serena) and GCh. Acadia's Stage Presence (Liza).  In the chair is Ch. Acadia Peaceful Garden (Eden) and on the hassock is GCh. Acadia Presence of Mind (Cassia).  Acadia honors the Mothers' of the world!   Mother's are the BEST!!!


ASSA 1st Top 20 Competition

Liza won Runner-up at the 1st ever ASSA Top 20 competition.  I was so honored!!!  She was only entered in the Top 20, so we did what we went for, and went home happy!!
Before the competition, people came up to me and told me that they were looking forward to seeing her.   Afterwards, so many people told me how much they enjoyed seeing her- and how well she moves!!  This competition was judged by 3 judges- all of them breeder/judges.  I am so thrilled that they recognized her quality.