Friday, October 17, 2014

Flashback Friday - Greta's First Title


 August 2013 Greta and I attended 
a 3 day obedience/rally trial
We were quite ambitious and entered both
Beginner Novice Obedience and Rally Novice
all three days. 



I was so proud of her -
the first day we qualified in both classes
and both classes again the second day!



the third day she did not want to do 
her sit stay in the obedience ring 
and I thought that 
maybe I had asked too much of her

She was very young after all, only 1 1/2 yrs old 
and this was only her second experience at a trial


 But that afternoon in the Rally Novice ring 



she earned her best score of all three days 
and finished her Rally Novice Title!



What a weekend! What a girl!

Now I have to tell you
 of a sweet surprise I got from Google

Have you ever googled your name 
to see what might come up?

Well I googled "Greta Pug Munchskin"


And up popped a link
 to the
 Pug Dog Club of America's 
2013 Rally Ratings

OMD!
look who was listed #10! 




Greta went on to finish her
 Beginner Novice Obedience Title in June of this year 
and in August she earned two qualifying scores
 towards her Pre-Novice Title


I miss you baby
so very much

Love you
 Mom

28 comments:

Julie said...

What a lovely girlie.
Loves and big Princess hugs to you Mom
Princess Leah xxx

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

he was quite the little tar and now her star shines brightly - forever watching over you

Zoe said...

Whut a great team yu made.
Great membries.

Molly The Wally said...

You made a pawsome team and what great memories you have. We too think she is watching over you. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Amber DaWeenie said...

She certainly lived her life to the fullest! We miss her too.

Ranger said...

I always knew she was a '10'! I remember when she got all des ribbons. At da time mom asked me if I could accomplish all dat. I said NO WAY. Greta is much smarter dan me.
We all miss our pretty in pink girl.
Wags,
Ranger

Casey said...

What an accomplished girl! It's nice to look back on the good memories like that.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Good memories of your beautiful little one
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
My that is a wonderful memory - and Google does have its plusses...(ahem).. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Madi and Mom said...

Linda bless your heart...the things you and Greta accomplished in such a short span of time are truly amazing...but not nearly as amazing as our Greta...often when I type Greta I type Great...and actually that is a perfect description of her. This is a beautiful post. I'm so sorry for her untimely passing...I've asked myself many times why but I know I shouldn't.
Lots of hugs
Cecilia and Madi

Curtains in My Tree said...

How sweet about Greta,
I had 2 pugs and they both are gone to doggy heaven I told my vet today if anyone came in wanting to give away a pug for any reason call me
My girl pug lived 12 years and had cancer last year of her life,

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a star! What a girl. Can't believe she went to the bridge so YOUNG. Great memories.

Murphy said...

Greta had just begun showing what she was able to accomplish. It just isn't fair that her future was cut so short. We think about her (and you) all the time.

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

stellaroselong said...

We remember this day real well, Greta looks so much like our Maggie......hugs!!!!
stella rose

Whitley Westie said...

We miss her too - sendin big hugs.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful smart girl she was!
Big Lhasa Hugs and Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Greta sure was a champion - in so many ways. Mom says we all still miss our Thunder and Dakota, but flashback photos help a lot.

Happy weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

She was a true champion in and out of the ring

Ruby said...

You will always be a Champion of Blogville Sweet Greta!! We miss you bunches!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Greta had fun,,, didn't she?
I think she liked to see you smile! And you liked to see her have fun.
She was sooo smart..
Yes,,, as the others have said- she was a champion in so many ways.
We will always love her,,,, always.
love
tweedles

Charliedownunder said...

Beautiful girl!!!! The love she had for you jumps out at us from that second photo. Of course you miss her!! She went far too early!!

Soggibottom said...

Aw mom...
I still have a red rosette. My very first paws won BY CHEATING can you believe, she kept nudging the judges leg...........
It was a very long time ago. I always like to think that red rosette and my beautiful paws that wore it that day are only a thought away and they are you know........ I say that often, but it's something I believe. Lots of hugs and love......... x x x

Duncan said...

Hugs hugs! What great memories of sweet pup Greta!

Lovable Lily said...

We totally agree with Ruby.... Greta will always be the Champion of Blogville!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

p.s. Mommy is wearing her beautiful Breast Cancer pin proudly! Thank you again. xoxo

KB Bear said...

Sweet memories. Ah, I know how sad you must feel but I am so happy that Google gave you that gift. Greta will live on in your heart and in our hearts forever. Big hugs to you.

sprinkles said...

What a cool surprise! And yes, Greta will ALWAYS be the Champion of Blogville! Every time I see her picture, I always think about how pretty she was. {{{HUGS}}}

easyweimaraner said...

yes, what a girl! I miss you... and it would be great to learn something from you to win a ribbon once too...

PugSlope.com said...

I miss Greta, too. Thank you for sharing the story of her accomplishments. I can't believe she won so many awards at such a young age. What a smart little pug!

-Love,
Sid