I went to visit the puppies yesterday and got a bunch of pictures. I put them in an album on Pbase (click the link) since there were quite a few. What a beautiful litter, and all very solid, with a lot of personality. I have a couple of favorites but of course it'll change several more times before i bring one home. Cap really caught my eye. He's quite the stand out, strutting around and quite full of himself. Sweep is nearly as bold but his most noticeable characteristic is his crazy wagging tail, it just goes and goes and goes. Hawk is gorgeous and playful, while Taff is a little more laid back but very sweet. Nell keeps an eye on all of those boys and has a little devil about her too. It's going to be so hard to pick just one!
And...i decided to accept the invitation to the Soldier Hollow Classic. Someone said "your dogs deserve to go" and that sounds like a good enough reason to me! It'll be a trick getting enough time off work to go but i'm going to see what i can do. It'll be an experience, one way or the other. All of these big trips and big trials might change my training and trialing strategy for the year a bit. I'll have to ponder on it more but i may decide to chill some on the two young dogs and try to make sure i put the Open dogs first. They youngsters both have two full years of Nursery so there's no reason to push it with them. Exciting stuff!