Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Catch up part 2


In my previous post I told you about my awful September. And was I thankful when that month was over.
Rory's new trick. His idea of giving a hug!
Getting ready for the show

October began with two busy weekends of dog shows. Just what I needed to help put September behind me. Both weekends were wonderful. Getting together with good friends and spending all that quality time with Rory. Rory didn't win but did get one point towards his Grand Championship. (He'll need 25 points for that title.) It had been a couple of months since his last show and the first weekend of shows Rory decided to play games in the ring. Dancing and sitting and just being obnoxious! He was so bad that my local setter friends now call it a Rory when their dogs decide not to behave in the show ring!! Rory and I had a long talk and I had to be rather stern but he was a good boy in the ring the next weekend. I was happy with that. Since Rory is still very young I am not going to enter him in anything until after New Years. I'm giving him a little time to mature and grow coat. Then in late January/early February he should be ready to get back into the show ring. I can't wait.
Ferry Ride Home After the Shows

October also meant Halloween and what would any holiday be without some silly costume photos of Rory? A local pet store held a Howl-o-ween parade and costume contest so of course we had to go. Rory won third prize. Not bad. Of course first would have been better. Just kidding. I had three different costumes this year for Rory. So here are some photos. He is such a good model. :)His Royal Highness -- King Rory!

Sir Rory -- My Knight in Shining Armor
Super Rory--My Hero

This brings us to November. I have been spending my weekends relaxing and stitching and playing with my new camera. And of course taking photos of my favorite subject. As for stitching I did the bulk of my exchange stitching in late September and October. Unfortunately I don't have many photos since I didn't get the new camera until the end of October and most of my stitching photos were on the camera and laptop that was stolen. I promise to take some new stitching photos for my next update. Instead I'll leave you with some of Rory in the fall foliage.
Until next time Rory and I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving filled with good food, love and laughter.

Love and stitches
Kathy
and Licks from Rory too

PS. One other nice thing that happened in October was that a former co-worker interviewed me about my love of my Irish setters for his blog. If you like you can find the article HERE. The article is called Kathy and her Irish Setters. What else? Link

36 comments:

Danielle said...

Rory is such a beautifully gorgeous dog!!! I am always amazed at the pics you can get of him. My favorite costume has to be the knight. So great!!!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Rory is such a beautiful dog and seems to have a great personality.

I just love to see the pictures.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lisa Dunn said...

You take some gorgeous photos! I love Rory in the fall leaves.

That first photo of Rory hugging you and hanging upside down just cracks me up. Just like a little kid! :o)

I read the article about you, and it was great! I enjoyed reading about how you got into showing Irish Setters. How awesome would that be if you and Rory got to Westminster! I'm rooting for you guys!

Hugs to you and scritches to Rory.

Mylene said...

Great pictures of you and Rory!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures of Rory and yourself.

Have a Happy thanksgiving.

Marl

Ranae said...

Rory is gorgeous with that shiny red hair and those costumes are very cool
Happy Thanksgiving!

RuthB said...

Roray (and Kathy too) -- have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Chris said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kathy!
Rory is so beautiful.

EvalinaMaria said...

I love Rory's hug! I wish my Topaz could hug me like that... Though she weights 108 lbs...
Rory looks so beautiful in autumn colours.

Lisa V said...

Gorgeous photos of Rory in the Autumn leaves.

Margaret said...

Rory is such a sweetheart! I can't believe how photogenic he is! I love his new trick of hugging. lol! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Maggee said...

What a great article! You sure do get to travel around to great places, showing Rory! That is wonderful! He is quite the ham to the camera, isn't he? Have a great and Happy Thanksgiving Kathy & Rory!! Hugs!

Carol said...

Aww...love all the Rory photos--especially the dress-up ones! It amazes me how he poses so beautifully, Kathy!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and to "The King!"

And This Little Pig said...

"A Rory" I love it :@ The boy is looking mighty fine, and I think it is a good idea to let the boy mature into a man. Love his costumes and his Rory <> They are very Irish :@
LiBBiE in Oz

Berit said...

Rory is so beautiful amidst the foliage; I enjoyed reading your interview as well; thanks for the link!

Deborah said...

Love the pictures of Rory. He looks beautiful in the foliage. Both of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Veronica said...

Rory is just precious! I love his new hugging trick. That's so cool.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Marlene said...

Fantastic photo's, I love Rory in the leaves, so colourful, glad things are going better for you

Denise SA said...

Thank you for sharing your photos they always cheer me up. So sorry about your bad September.I missed your posts and hope you are getting over the burglary.

Mouse said...

love that HUG !!! want one ..lol and those photos even though seen already, are still just wonderful as the first time peeked at them :)hope you have a great thanksgiving :) love mouse xxxx

blueladie said...

Kathy, I so love seeing the pics of Rory. He is so beautiful. I really like the 'hug' photo. He's such a cutie. Good luck with all your competitions in the new year. Looking forward to hearing about them. :) Cathryn

Lyn said...

Rory is so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more pictures next time.

Meari said...

Great photos of Rory. I can't ever get Celeste to sit still! Do you buy the costumes or make them yourself?

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Rory's photo are great. the costumes are so cute. Have a blessed week.

Lana said...

LOVE all the Roryness in this post! He is sooooo beautiful! And he totally matches all the fall colors! LOL...Glad you got a camera, can't wait to see some stitchy pics! (Although Rory pics are just as good! =))

Kay said...

I love all the Rory pictures. He looked so cute in his Halloween costumes! Happy Thanksgiving!

Catherine said...

Oh Kathy, I was so sorry to read about everything you went through, but so glad to see that Rory is okay! His pictures, as always, make me smile! Autumn colors definitely suit him. May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Cindy L said...

Kathy, I was so worried about you because I did not see any new blog entries. I was so afraid you were no longer blogging and I missed reading quietly in the background. I live near Rochester also, and know you have been to the dog show by me near Labor day. It is so good to see you back here. I can only imagine how you will never really feel safe - even though you were not home. I certainly hope you can get some added security on your home windows. Rory senses something isn't right I am sure and needs your comfort. I hope things settle down for you - and it is so good to see you back here =)

Tegan said...

Could you explain how the grand champion system works in the USA? It sounds like it's quite different to our system, here, 'down under'.

Katrien said...

Rory is a gorgeous dog.

Siobhan said...

Rory is just too cute!

Shelley said...

So happy to see you smiling and having a good ole time with Rory. Love all of the fall pics of your baby :)

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome photos..of course a mention or two to Rory!!
I always enjoy reading your blog Kathy.

Andrea said...

Awww, Rory's just so photogenic. Gorgeous photos.

I enjoyed reading about your other dogs on the other persons article.

Carol's Stitching said...

I love the pesonality that Rory has in his expression. Lovely photos and I love the pictures of him with the fall colors in the backgound. Looks like you have been very busy and hopefully come January or so, he will be in top notch shape for the competitions!

mdgtjulie said...

Oh, Kathy, I'm so sorry not to have seen this before. I'm a bad blogger lately. I can't even keep up with emails. Rory looks fabulous in the fall foliage. He's such a beautiful dog!!! Grats to him for his point, and on winning third prize in the costume contest. He's awesome!