SECRET SUPERHEROES SECURE YEAR-END SUCCESSES!
We had a super fun weekend at
the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas, Texas (December 8-11, 2016), closing out another successful year. It was Paula's
first time back in the ring since July (between surgeries) to show Katniss Everdeen (CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) as a new
champion. We are grateful to Ashlie Whitmore, assisted by Connery Cole, who took charge of Wonder (CH TullyBloom's Wonder
Woman, CGC), Flash (TullyBloom's Flash Of Brilliance), and Super (TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am), professionally presenting
each to look their best. Our thanks to Judges Louise Leone, David M. Krogh, Mrs. Darle Heck, and John P. Wade, respectively,
for recognizing and rewarding our secret superheroes.
Wonder had a wonder-ful weekend and showed beautifully for Ashlie, taking Best Opposite three of the four days, winning
Best of Breed against one of the top Westies in the country on Friday, and then winning a huge Terrier Group placement under
Judge David Krogh (Wonder with Ashlie are in the top of three photos above). Those wins gave Wonder four- and five-point
Grand Champion majors, and her Grand Champion title! Wonder's parents, Eric Phifer and and Eric Shreiber, already achieved
a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) title with Wonder, and she will now pursue other interests, perhaps including therapy dog work.
Her group placement in Dallas was so significant, it landed her as the #18 Westie (all breed) for 2016.
Flash started the weekend just
a single point shy of his Championship. Due to Ashlie's ring conflict on Friday, Paula had the honor of taking Flash
into the ring for Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a four-point major and his Champion title! Connery Cole then handled
Flash to back-to-back Grand Champion majors on Saturday and Sunday. Flash's New Champion photo is the middle of the
Katniss Everdeen picked up three- and four-point Grand
Champion majors three of the four show days, moving her well on her way toward her Grand Champion title (the bottom of the
three photos, with Judge David Krogh).
GCH CH TULLYBLOOM'S CALL ME KRYPTONITE OFF ON A NEW
GCH CH TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite,
born on August 31, 2015, retired from the show ring at 14 months of age, having earned his GCH title on October 21, 2016.
As of his retirement, Kryptonite ranked in the Top Twenty of all Westies in the U.S.A., holding the #20 Breed spot and
#18 All Breed standing (and remained among the Top 20 at year-end). On November 19, 2016, our very special Kryptonite
met his new parents, Dr. Ken and Mimi Smith, new "sister" Stella, and some other new relatives. Kryptonite will
be taking it easy in the "Big Easy" (New Orleans, Louisiana), but will continue to occupy a special place in our
HUMBLE AND BEAUMONT, AND PICKING UP POINTS
Between the Beaumont Kennel Club
shows in Humble and the Galveston County/Cypress Creek shows in Beaumont, Texas, the first two weekends of November 2016,
four of the five Secret Superhero puppies were shown and picked up some points. Above on the left is new CH TullyBloom's
Wonder Woman (with Ashlie Whitmore), who picked up eight GCH points between the two weekends, going Best Opposite or Best
of Breed. Above on the right is GCH CH TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite (handled on the day by A-Team assistant Miguel), whose
last show was in Humble where he won Best of Breed both days. TullyBloom's Flash Of Brilliance was shown in Beaumont (his
first show since July) and picked up a few points with Best of Winners and Best of Breed wins. TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes
I Am scooped up a point with Winners Bich the last day of Beaumont, taking Reserve the day before. Wonder, Super, and
Flash will finish their show careers in the capable hands of Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore, with continued show assistance
by Charles as needed. Paula hopes to be back in the ring again soon with Katniss Everdeen (CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire).
NEW CHAMPION WONDER WOMAN; and READY EARNS
HER COURSING ABILITY TITLE
Charles drove to Austin for the
day on October 29, 2016, during the Travis County Kennel Club shows, and with great assistance from the A-Team (Alfonso Escobedo
and Ashlie Whitmore), got the last bred-by point needed for Wonder (left, waiting in the grooming area) to earn her Champion
title, making her new CH TullyBloom's Wonder Woman, CGC (having recently picked up her Canine Good Citizen title via parents
Eric Phifer and Eric Shreiber). Wonder won her CH title in style, going Best Opposite over the bitch special, with our thanks
to Judge Harold Tatro III. While at the show, Charles also got assistance from friend Lyn Sheridan to get Ready in the
performance ring for her third run and third leg to earn her Coursing Ability title (CA ribbons on right above), making her
GCH CH TullyBloom's Camera Ready, CA. Our thanks to the A-Team and Lyn Sheridan for helping Charles, Wonder, and Ready bring
home two new titles in one day!
TULLYBLOOM'S NEWEST GRAND CHAMPION - KRYPTONITE!
At just shy of 14 months of age,
CH TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite garnered the remaining points (plus some) needed for this Grand Champion title, thanks
to the A-Team (Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore), on the second day of the four-day show cluster in Belton, Texas, October
20-23, 2016 (Stephenville and Bell County Kennel Club shows). Kryptonite won Best of Breed all four days under Judges Virginia
L. Lyne, Robert E. Hutton, Fred C. Bassett, and Larry G. Kereluke, plus Terrier Group 4 and 3 placements the last two show
days. Kryptonite and Alfonso are shown above receiving the Group 3 win from Judge Larry Kereluke.
CC AND KRYPTONITE RECEIVE WHWTCA ANNUAL
We were excited for
BIS BISS RBIS Gold GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials to receive the 2015 Best of Breed Owner-bred Bitch Annual Award
from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America at the annual meeting held in October 2016 in conjunction with the national specialty
show weekend in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This award reflects CC's achievements as a top Westie in the
show ring in 2015 (even though she was only shown through the first weekend of March 2015).
As a special surprise,
CH TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite received a Bred-by Dog award! Our
thanks to friends for accepting and receiving these awards on our behalf since we were unable to attend the national this
SECRET SUPERHEROES SCORE BIG AT THE HOUSTON WORLD
SERIES OF DOG SHOWS!
It was five days of shows and five days of wins with the five Secret Superhero puppies, July
Wednesday at the Houston All Terrier Club show under Judge Vicki L. Abbott, Kryptonite scored a Select Dog major, Katniss
Everdeen was Winners Bitch for a major, Super was Reserve, and Flash was Reserve Winners Dog.
On Thursday at the West Highland White Terrier Club
of SE Texas Specialty show under Judge Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, Kyrptonite received an Award of Merit, Super was Best Puppy,
and Katniss Everdeen was Winners Bitch for her fourth major and Championship title! (see top two photos of Kryptonite
with Super in the background, and of Katniss with her WB rosette).
On Friday at the Houston Kennel Club show under Judge Dr. Carl L. Pew, Wonder Woman won a major
(see above official show photo with purple rosette) and Flash was Reserve Winners Dog.
On Saturday at the Beaumont Kennel Club show under Judge Andrew Bruce
Kidd, Kryptonite picked up another Select Dog win and Wonder was again Winners Bitch, leaving her one point shy of her Championship
title. Wonder was also Best Bred-by and went on to win the Terrier Bred-by Group under Judge Sharon Newcomb
(see above official show photo with pink rosette).
On Sunday at the Galveston County Kennel Club show under Judge Robert J. Shreve, Kryptonite was Select Dog
(shown on this day by Alfonso Escobedo) and Flash was Winners Dog (see photo below of Flash in our grooming area getting prepped
for the ring). At ten and a half months, Kryptonite is now halfway to his Grand Champion title and retirement
from the ring.
SECRET SUPERHEROES DO GOOD IN DALLAS!
The Secret Superheroes soared
to success during the Lone Star State Classic cluster of shows in Dallas, Texas, July 7 - 10, 2016. The weekend started
with the Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty and Sweepstakes, where TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am
(Super) was Best In Sweeps under Breeder Judge Darlene Cox Davis. In the regular classes under Judge Dianne Ivey,
TullyBloom's Flash Of Brilliance (below) was Winners Dog from the Bred-by class for a four-point major, TullyBloom's Girl
On Fire (Katniss Everdeen) was Reserve from the Bred-by class, and CH TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite (pictured above)
was Select Dog for a five-point Grand Champion major, defeating top champions. At the Texas Kennel Club show under
Judge Mareth K. Kipp, Super was Winners Bitch and Best Opposite, Flash picked up a second major going Winners Dog and Best
of Winners, and TullyBloom's Wonder Woman was Reserve from the Bred-by class. Wrapping up the weekend at the Trinity
Valley Kennel Club show on Sunday under Judge Christine Erickson, Katniss Everdeen was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and
Best Opposite for her second major. At ten months of age, all five Secret Superheroes are halfway or better to their
Championship title, and Kryptonite is already working on his GCH title.
SUPER SUCCESS and a NEW CHAMP at the CAJUN COWBOY
The Secret Superheroes stacked
up wins in Lake Charles, Louisiana, at the Calcasieu and Acadiana Kennel Club shows June 9-12, 2016. Katniss Everdeen
(TullyBloom's Girl On Fire)(first below) won a five-point major (WB/BW/BOS) from the Bred-by class the first day of the show
under Judge Norman B. Kenney. TullyBloom's Wonder Woman (second below) won the same five-point major the second day
under Judge Pat Hastings. Super (TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am) (third below) won a five-point major from the 9-12
puppy class on the third day under Judge Peggy Lloyd (and Wonder, shown by Charles in bred-by, took the Reserve win).
TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite (above) was Winners Dog and Best of Winners the last two show days under Judges Peggy Lloyd
and Denny Mounce, winning a five- and a four-point major, and securing his Championship title at nine months of age!
We appreciate all of the honors, and all of the help we received from friends at the shows.
KRYPTONITE - PUPPY OF STEEL STEALS ANOTHER SHOW SCENE!
TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite was Winners Dog and Best
of Winners at the Victoria Kennel Club show on May 14, 2016, thanks to Judge Jon Cole. This win takes Kryptonite about
halfway to his Championship title.
FLASH SHOWS HIS BRILLIANCE, AND OTHER SUPER STORIES
The Secret Superhero puppies scored another round of wins
at the Baytown Kennel Club shows in Crosby, Texas, on April 30 and May 1, 2016. On Saturday under Judge Joao Machado
of Brazil, Kryptonite (TullyBloom's Call Me Kryptonite) was Winners Dog and Best of Winners, and Super (TullyBloom's Superwoman,
Yes I Am) took RWB from the 6-9 puppy class. On Sunday under Judge Roger R. Hartinger, Wonder (TullyBloom's Wonder Woman)
was Winners Bitch, and Flash (TullyBloom's Flash Of Brilliance - above photo) was Winners Dog, Best of Winners, and Best Opposite
Sex (over the male special).
A SUPER DAY AT THE SAN JACINTO KENNEL CLUB SHOW!
We thought the first day at the San Jacinto Kennel Club
show in La Porte, Texas, was a good day for the Secret Superhero puppies, with Kryptonite taking RWD and Katniss Everdeen
taking a Reserve major from the Bred-by class under Judge Connie H. Clark, but Sunday's show (April 10, 2016) under Judge
Carolyn Taylor was super good: TullyBloom's Wonder Woman (below) won her first major from the Bred-by class and TullyBloom's
Call Me Kryptonite, above, won his first major (also from Bred-by), then won Best of Breed over three specials, and then went
on to capture Terrier Group 3rd! We are very grateful for these honors.
KATNISS EVERDEEN - GIRL ON FIRE!
TullyBloom's Girl On Fire ("Katniss Everdeen")
made her debut on March 13, 2016, at the San Antonio Kennel Club show in Kerrville, Texas, and captured Winners Bitch, Best
of Winners, and Best of Breed from the 6-9 puppy class, with our thanks to Judge Anne Barlow. Katniss' Secret Superhero
littermates had a good show debut as well, with TullyBloom's Wonder Woman taking Reserve Winners Bitch both days from the