Monday, December 22, 2014

Pretty Afghan Youngster - CYAN METIS (19 months)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Got the Blues - a short video of Afghan Hound puppies at play.

Re-purposed whelping box serves as play toy for 5.5 month puppies.  Pictured in earlier posts 6 puppies from the tight breeding and sired by Ch. Elmo's Bluchip Balanchine x with his triple great grand daughter Cyan Pixel.

These pups are a specific statement of type in the Afghan Hound breed.  As one viewer posted "Monkey Dogs".

Dear Facebook Acquaintance

Dear FB acquaintance, you accuse me of commenting on everything, that shoe seems to fit you more than myself.  If you don’t agree, then what I say is rude and nasty?  Your words not mine.  I guess we have a different interpretation about the purpose of FB.  I don’t think I have friended 10 or 20 people.  Some how I have 252 friends….most have friended me.  I guess since you have 2490 friends you must have friended me so I could see all of your dog activities and beautiful photographs.  How many times have you seen me comment about your photographs?  Rarely.  Frankly, I just don’t have time.  

 Yesterday I was struck by the comments made, by breed experts, about the photograph of a brindle dog.  Some people have expressed concern about the fact that people comment favorably about photographs that do not represent the breed accurately, (as you mentioned in your remarks ) leaving a distorted impression of what the breed is supposed to be.  I saw another photo of a young dog today illustrating the same problem of overreach.  The viewer side of the dog shows great extension of the upper arm and well balanced rear movement, however, once again the opposite legs are crossing underneath the dog.  This is either incorrect or the dog is moving too fast (as some have pointed out).

The photograph in the original example shows overreach and a dog showing lack of neck on the move.  People of authority praised it.  Maybe, like one other commenter said, ‘you didn’t see it’.  Maybe, like one comment that was removed, ‘the photograph doesn’t represent the dog’.  The point is, if you can’t have a constructive, open discussion, about an image then what is this all about but self-promotion?  I would think at least some people are interested in an open dialogue about a given dog’s representation of the standard, not an artificial feel good comment moment. 

The other side of the coin is all of the behind your back criticism that so many engage in; or you flinching, as you describe, privately when you see a post on FB you think is incorrect.  I would rather have an open dialogue of what is correct across the board rather than the silence or hearsay.  As it stands, I know nothing about the dog--it’s sire and dam, the breeder, sex, or age.  All I see is a name and reported wins, which we all know don’t represent much, since judging is subjective and rarely free of politics.

You called me rude and what I said nasty, which is fine.  I can take the heat, and I am still in the kitchen.   The reality is you personally attacked me, because I called you out on your evaluation. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Cyan Chaos - 10 Weeks

10 week light blue male Afghan Hound puppy.  Breeding Ch. Elmo's Bluchip Balanchine x Cyan Pixel, see pedigree at:

AHI, Afghan Hounds International, may require registration.  A very informative site to visit!

Music credit:  Micheal Buble

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

8 Week Afghan Hound Puppies Photographs

Order of appearence:

1.  Orange/Prince/Atlas


2.  Aqua/Jossel/Helios


3.  Red/Hercules


4.  Yellow/Biggie/Chaos


5.  Pink/Metis


6.  Violet/Hecate

Monday, June 17, 2013

Afghan Hound Puppies


Ch. Elmo's Bluchip Balanchine x Cyan Pixel 
Puppies - 6 weeks
Mug shots

Afghan Puppies born April 4, 2013

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Home | U.S. Department of Transportation

Home | U.S. Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is conducting a survey of Federal employees a Commuter Choice Survey "Less Miles, More Smiles".  I've been a decades long believer that much could be gained for our environment, fossil fuel usage, overhead costs of business, and quality of life for employees with more telecommuting.  I applaud President Obama for his vision and smart things he has done in his first administration.  The link above explains how President Obama made energy efficiency and sustainability a national priority by issuing Executive Order 13514 in October 2009, which directed the Federal government – the largest energy consumer in America – to lead by example.  This explains what just one agency is doing in that effort.