Tag Archives: Pumi Americanus

“It is All About Kaffogo Agyag…”

May 25, 2013

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Kaffogo Agyag has passed the FCI “Working Dog”Trial/Test… In fact, she has scored higher than my Herding Queen Fruska…

 

After a week long of serious work, Kaffogo Agyag, has passed the herding working trial/test and become eligible to enter  “working class” at  FCI regulated shows in the future.  In fact, as a super surprise,  she has scored higher than my Herding Queen, Fruska.

Kaffogo Agyag, HJCHP

Kaffogo Agyag, HJCHP

Agyag has also won the Club Exhibition of “Pumi Baratok Egyesulete” that has consequently earned her the Hungarian Junior Champion, (HJCHP.) title!

Fruska has placed Third in the Open Bitches Class and has also earned the “Working Dog” title for future FCI shows.

Fruska, my Herding Queen

Fruska, my Herding Queen

GIRLS I AM SOOOO PROUD OF BOTH OF YOU!!!

However, as a greatest surprise, I have received a Certificate  of Ambassador of the Pumi recognition by The  Pumi Friends Association, presided by Arkosi Jozsef. 

I am truly honored by this recognition and want consider this title/award as an investment in me for the future to actively utilize my special position as a Hungarian-American in the preservation and more importantly in the improvement of the condition of the Pumi worldwide.

I trust that this year will bring a new dawn for the breed and all positive aspects from the past will be embraced and considered prudently for a brighter future…

We had a great dinner party again! – I love multiple farewell parties. – it is perhaps addressing our separation anxiety that we’ve learned from our dogs… By the way, rumor says that the Hortobagy area has run out of Palinka since the arrival of the Alien Pumi Contingent :-)

Finally, with tomorrow’s show we will arrive to the end of our long journey and than we will take a well deserved rest.

But before resting, my Prima Donnas are certainly ready to represent Team Pumi Americanus one more time.

 

 

 

 

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Bitches Brew

May 23, 2013

 

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one serious piece of music history…

Q.: What do Miles Davis and I have in common?

A.: I do not know how to play the trumpet and Miles Davis had never owned a Pumi…

 

 

 

When it rains, it pours. I’ve noticed this morning that Fruska’s coming in heat too.  I actually had to fabricate both dogs underwear.

It appears that I am heading towards the weekend shows and the herding trial with not one but two highly emotional drama queens. I am really curious what my Pumi bitches will be brewing Saturday and Sunday.

practice for taming the shrew

taming the shrew…

 

 

 

 

Kossuth Radio MR1 , Budapest. Team Pumi Americanus has  become a Hungarian radio legend. :-)

we got interviewed for a radio program today…

 

some serious international fun...

yes, we’ve had fun…

Ginger Butler, do not wear this garment  to a job interview…

 

The Earth Is Flat…Welcome to the Puszta

May 20, 2013

The earth is seriously flat

The earth is seriously flat…

Packed up the car and left from my sister’s home in Budapest  with the dogs to Hortobagy around 6 AM. I felt like a broken airconditioning that leaked out all of its freon and just kept running empty and overheating.  I was barely moving as the adrenalin dissipated from my body after the highly charged busy week ended.   The drive was about 2 1/2 long, boring somewhat resembling crossing through Iowa and Nebraska perhaps even more flat.

The Dining hall

The Dining hall…

I got to the Inn around 9AM.  Grabbed some breakfast and hopped on the bus to join my

international group members.  We will spend a whole week practicing herding and learning various folk art media, visiting the area and learning about its history.

Riding to the herding site...

Riding the bus to the herding site…

We drove to the herding site, got off the bus and there we were; the Puszta (prairie)…flat, barren and  empty.  The laws of physics get seriously challenged here…The midday mirage destroys the effect of vanishing point,  all noise gets absorbed in the air there is no acoustic effect. Speed becomes meaningless as it has no reference point.  The body loses its proportions and one becomes hyper aware of every part of it.  The Earth is seriously flat, endless, disarming and powerful here.

The day started with some talks, we checked out the nature preserve and wild-life reservation.  After

Moving the livestock...

I have to get used to  the flatness of  the landscape after the Catskill mountains in New York State…

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part of  “Team Pumi Americanus,” me, Tom and Chris Levy 

 

lunch we have begun practice.  The sun was high up and the dogs got tired fast.  Fruska was disinterested, Agyag kept flossing and I could not really focus either.  Was glad when the day ended.  Hope for a better mood tomorrow…