KATNISS KEEPS THE FIRE GOING, AND KEEPS HER TOP TEN
TITLE FOR 2017
Everdeen (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's
Girl On Fire) finished out 2017 on fire,
with December Best Of Breed wins at the Conroe Kennel Club shows (December 2-3) under Judges Dr. Alvin W. Krause and Joao
Machado, followed by Best of Breed then Group 4 and 2 placements in Dallas under Judges Dr. Steve Keating, Dr. John A. Reeve-Newson,
and Judith Daniels (pictured), respectively, finishing the year with another Best of Breed and making the cut in the hugely
competitive Terrier Group ring at the Central Florida KC show on December 14, 2017, under Judge Wood Wornall. Katniss
picked up her Bronze GCH title along the way, and ended 2017 among America's Top Ten Westies All Systems (#7 Breed and #9
All Breed). Sister Super retired from the show ring and also ended the year among the Top Ten Westies.
SECRET SUPERHERO SISTERS SCORE SOME MORE
A-Team steered Katniss Everdeen (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) and Super (BISS
GCHB CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am) to weekend wins in Beaumont, Texas, November 10-12, 2017, at the Cypress Creek
and Galveston County Kennel Club shows. Super succeeded on Saturday, winning Best of Breed (Katniss was Select) under Judge
Louise Leone, and Super scored Select when Katniss captured Best of Breed wins Friday and Sunday under Judges Linda L. Reece
and Christine Erickson, respectively. On the last day, Katniss received the additional honor of Terrier Group Second under
Judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser. Katniss
is pictured above with A-Team agent Ashlie Whitmore.
KATNISS CATCHES FIRE IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
Everdeen (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's
Girl On Fire) captured Best of Breed wins and two Group Third placements the weekend of the Cen-Tex and Travis County Kennel
Club shows in Austin, Texas, October 26-29, 2017, with our thanks to the judges and the magnificent A-Team of handlers. Katniss
was Best Opposite the first day under Judge Judy Webb, then Best Of Breed and Group Third the next two days under Judges Lorraine
W. Bisso and Dr. Thomas Lee Hossfeld, and Best Of Breed the last day under Judge Alane L. Gomez. Katniss is pictured above with agent Alfonso Escobedo for her
Group Third wins.
KATNISS QUALIFIES FOR CRUFTS!
are proud and pleasantly surprised to have received the Crufts Qualifying Award Certificate in the mail for BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's
Girl On Fire (Katniss Everdeen) for Katniss' qualifying award win at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America National
KATNISS -- GIRL ON FIRE DURING THE NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Everdeen (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's
Girl On Fire), in the expert hands of agent Alfonso Escobedo, experienced her first plane ride, first Hungry Dog Games in the grass, and first visit to
District 7 (in Pennsylvania) during the “Montgomery” weekend of October 5-8, 2017. Katniss
was beautifully presented among top notch competition and earned Select major wins under Judge Robert Stein (official photo
above) at Friday’s Hatboro Dog Club show, under Judge Gay Dunlap at Saturday’s Devon Dog Show Association show,
and again—for Katniss’ highest honor of the weekend—under Judge Edd Bivin at the WHWTCA National Specialty
in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club show in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
SUPER SCORES IN THE TERRIER GROUP!
Super (BISS GCHB GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman,
Yes I Am) was expertly steered by Ashlie
Whitmore to Best Opposite on Day 1, and then to Terrier Group 2nd following Best of Breed on Day 2 at the Greater Humble Area
Kennel Club shows October 7 and 8, 2017, with our appreciation to Judges Dana P. Cline and Cathy De La Garza for the honors.
Super is pictured above with A-Team assistant Ally following Super’s Group 2nd under Judge Cline on Sunday.
CC'S SOLO LITTER OF SECRET SUPERHEROES WAS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
were hugely honored at the annual WHWTCA
national dinner on October 6, 2017, receiving recognition for Wonder (GCH CH TullyBloom’s Wonder Woman CGC), co-owned
with Eric Phifer and Eric Shreiber, with a Bred-by Award for Paula finishing Wonder’s champion title from the Bred-by
Exhibitor class, plus an award for Wonder being the #1 All-breed Westie Bitch for 2016. Our highest and most special honor
of the evening, however, was the Registry of Merit awarded for CC (MBIS MRBIS MBISS GCHG GCH CH TullyBloom’s Classified
Credentials, CHIC, ROM) as the dam of five Champion offspring, made all the more special since all five are Grand Champions
from CC’s one and only litter of five.
IN THE SOUTH FOR SECRET SUPERHEROES!
Secret Superheroes Katniss and Super split up for separate
southern shows the weekend of September 14-17, 2017: The A-Team's Alfonso Escobedo showed Katniss (BISS
GCH CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) at the Panhandle Kennel Club shows in Amarillo, Texas, where Katniss won Terrier Group Four
honors under Judge Edd Bivin (pictured above top) and Terrier Group Two honors under Judge Murrel Purkheiser. Meanwhile, the
A-Team's Ashlie Whitmore showed Super (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am) at the Magnolia
Classic Cluster in Jackson, Mississippi, where Super scored four 5-point Grand Champion majors plus two Terrier Group Three
wins, with thanks to Judge Jacqueline L. Stacy (pictured directly above) and Judge John P. Wade.
SUPER SCORES AT SPECIALTY DURING HOUSTON WORLD SERIES
OF DOG SHOWS!
Super (GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am) stood with
serious competition at the Houston World Series of Dogs Shows July 19-23, and scored the biggest Best of Breed Westie win
of the weekend, picking up a BISS title at the West Highland White Terrier Club Of Southeast Texas Specialty show under Judge
Dennis McCoy (see Super showing off her BISS rosette above). Super won Select the rest of the weekend, except the final show
where she was again Best of Breed under Judge Joao Machado, and then made the cut in the huge Terrier Group ring. Super
was steered to these super wins by A-Team experts Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore (shown in group above with Ashlie).
Topping off her super stellar performance, Super earned her Bronze Grand Champion title with points earned from the weekend,
making her BISS GCHB GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I am. Yes, she is!!
SECRET SUPERHEROES LOVE THE LONE STAR STATE CLASSIC
a wonderful weekend in Dallas at the Lone Star State Classic Cluster, July 6-9, 2017, where Katniss (now BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) was handled by Paula and received Best of Breed honors at the Trinity
Valley West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty Show, with our thanks to Judge Bob Shreve, plus Best of Breed wins thanks
to Judges David Kirkland and Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine. Super (GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman,
Yes I Am) was superbly handled by Alfonso Escobedo of the A-Team and took Select wins under those same judges, with
our sincere appreciation. As a bonus, we had a special visit and reunion with Paula's beautiful cousin Kathleen and
her husband, Eric, who came out for the weekend and supported us at the shows.
SECRET SUPERHEROES SHINE IN SHREVEPORT!
The Casino Royale Cluster in Shreveport,
Louisiana (Friday, April 21 through Monday, April 24, 2017), had entries of 20-23 Westies, but it was no gamble for secret
superheroes Superwoman and Katniss Everdeen. Super (GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am), handled by the A-Team
of Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore, was Select Bitch two of the four days for two five-point Grand Champion majors, taking
her halfway to her Bronze Grand Champion title. Katniss Everdeen, with the odds ever in her favor, was handled by Paula
for Select Bitch wins two of the four days, and for Best of Breed on the last day of the show, for three five-point Grand
Champion majors and her Grand Champion title. New GCH CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire is pictured above following one of her
wins, and above that with Judge Norman B. Kenney, to whom we are very
grateful for the Best of Breed honor that gave Katniss her GCH title.
SECRET SUPERHEROES GET LUCKY IN KENTUCKY!
CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire (Katniss
Everdeen) and GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am (Super) went to the National Roving Specialty weekend in Louisville,
Kentucky (March 16-18, 2017). Katniss was shown by Paula and Super was expertly handled by Ashlie Whitmore of the A-Team.
On Friday at the West Highland White Terrier Club of Indiana Specialty under Breeder Judge Wayne Kompare, Ashlie steered
Super to her second Specialty Select win. On Saturday, at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America National Roving
Specialty, exactly one year from her debut in the ring for Best of Breed from the 6-9 puppy class, Katniss Everdeen (top photos)
got lucky in Kentucky with the First Award of Merit, with our thanks to Judge Connie Clark for the honor. We are very
proud of how these young Secret Superheroes performed among the toughest competition in country.
SECRET SUPERHEROES SCORE SOME SHOW SCENES IN SUN
Super (top photo) and Flash were
taken to the Heart of the Desert Classic cluster of shows (February 2-6, 2017) in Phoenix, Arizona, by the pro team of Alfonso
Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore and both returned as new Grand Champions: GCH CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am, and GCH CH
TullyBloom's Flash Of Brilliance. Both were Select winners the first day at the Sun Country Terrier Club show under
Judge Dr. Thomas Lee Hossfeld, which gave Super a five-point major. Super earned two more five-point GCH majors with Select
wins the next two days at the Sahuaro State Kennel Club shows under Judges Donna Ernst and Jon R. Cole, earning her Grand
Champion title. Both Flash and Super were select again at the Valley of the Sun West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty
under Judge Fred C. Bassett. On Sunday, Super won Best of Breed and Flash was Best Opposite under Judge Robert Stein
at the first Lost Dutchman Kennel Club show; and on Monday, Flash took Best of Breed and Super was Best Opposite for five-point
GCH majors under Judge Alice M. Watkins, giving Flash his Grand Champion title with 29 GCH points. Super ended the weekend
with 37 GCH points.
A SUPER START TO THE SHOW YEAR FOR SECRET SUPERHEROES
Flash (CH TullyBloom's Flash of
Brilliance, top photo) and Super (TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am) started the show year at the Mardi Gras Cluster in Alexandria,
Louisiana (Baton Rouge and Alexandria Kennel Club shows), the weekend of January 26-29, 2017, with the A-Team of Alfonso Escobedo
and Ashlie Whitmore. On the first day, Super was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best Opposite Sex for a five-point
major toward her Champion title and Flash was Best of Breed for a five-point GCH major and took a Terrier Group Fourth placement,
all under Judge Jack H. Ireland. On the second day, under Judge Edd E. Bivin, Flash was Select Dog for a four-point
GCH major and Super was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a five-point major and new Champion title. Flash won another
Best of Breed on Saturday under Judge Danys Janssen, and new Champion Super was Best Opposite on Saturday and again on Sunday
under Judge Melinda Lyon for a pair of five-point Grand Champion majors. Super is the fifth of five puppies to earn
a Champion title out of dam MBIS MBISS MRBIS GCHG GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials ("CC") and MBISS GCHB GCH CH Mac Ken Char Skyehi ItsMyParty ("Trouble"), making CC eligible for a Registry of Merit
award from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America.