The Muffy Chronicles: An Addendum

Those of you who follow my blog know how heartbroken I was when Muffy failed to earn her Grand Champion title a few weeks ago at Kalamazoo.  At that point in time, she was being retired, and would be pursuing motherhood. (You can read the post HERE.) This post included the statement:

“She is entered in one more series of shows the first weekend in December, but whether she gets to show in them is up to Mother Nature.  My guess is that she will be carrying her first litter of puppies by then.”

Well, Muffy is not carrying her first litter…yet. So yesterday we packed our bags, loaded up the SUV and headed to Wheaton, IL for the start of four days of shows. 

Some may call it fate.  Some may call it luck.  Some may even call it a miracle.  I just call it “the best Christmas present ever”.  As of this morning, Muffy is now Grand Champion Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man.  Muffy was declared Best of Opposite Sex by esteemed judge, Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter. 

Muffy in the ring today (12/4/2014)

Who knows why Muffy and I were given this chance to go out one more time?  Maybe someday I will know.  But for now, this leg of her life’s journey has truly come to an end.  She ended her show career with a treasured win, bestowed upon her by a prestigious judge. My husband was there to see her last time in the ring, as were several of the people who watched her “strut her stuff” for the first time.

Muffy’s first time in the ring…February 2011

And so…a new journey will begin soon.  One that will involve the pitter-patter of puppy paws.  As always, Muffy will keep you informed on every step of that journey.  Until next time…


  1. She is definitely a beauty. Congratulations. I hope you have a good daddy in mind for her ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Congratulations to both you and Muffy, Ann! That’s wonderful news!!!

  3. Congratulations to Muffy, Ann! What a grand way to leave the show ring!!! I’m definitely looking forward seeing more posts about Muffy and motherhood. Merry Christmas!

  4. Amazing… She certainly is beautiful! And now the “real” work begins … Motherhood.. Hoping for much success in this realm as well. Love your blog.

  5. So very happy for you and for Muffy. What an amazing turn of events! Congratulations and best wishes, Ann!

  6. Congratulations to Muffy and you for a wonderful win! Exciting to hear and love all of stories. Now she can prepare towards motherhood.

  7. So happy for you and”Muffy”. What a special Christmas present..

  8. That “Muffy” news is simply the best. So happy for you both!!!

  9. congratulations to both you and Muffy, that is so awesome. Now she is ready for her next challenge, motherhood.

  10. I am soooooooooo excited & happy for you!!! YAY……………

  11. Christmas did come early for you! Congrats on this awesome achievement!!

  12. Congratulation!!!! That is the best news ever!!!! You always knew she had it in her and God gave her the chance to prove it. Glad Kim was there to help you celebrate. Now, bring on the puppies.

  13. Tears of joy for you! How wonderful that Muffy attained her full title and can now fully concentrate on her next chapter. (It’s really hard to sneak a peek at blog posts when one is sobbing…) So happy for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. This made me tear up! I’m so happy for you and the team who has done so much for this sweet girl who has always been a Grand Champion in your heart. Congratulations!! Now…I can’t wait for puppy news!

  15. Hooray for Muffy and you! I am so glad she got to retire this way. Now on to motherhood, Muffy…Nancy B

  16. I’m not anonymous, I’m your roomie, Linda

  17. I’m not anonymous, I’m your roomie, Linda

  18. I am so happy for you and Muffy! I’m all teary with joy for you. Can’t wait to see the babies.

  19. This is so huge and such fantastic news! Big congrats, Ann & Muffy!

  20. She’s a beautiful girl. Congrats to your whole family.

  21. Yay Ann, that is awesome. I am so happy for you and Muffy. Cant wait for the next journey in her life to be shared. Love your sharing. Hope you and yours have a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Thank you for all that you share.

  22. Very happy for you and Muffy!

  23. Ann, I am so happy for you and for Muffy. Being the setnimental mush that I am, I get teary with each of these entries. Life is magical!

  24. Congratulations! So happy for you and Muffy ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. CONGRATULATIONS to the Schach family, each and EVERYONE!! You must be absolutely thrilled and I am so very happy for you. Muffy is such a beauty! I can hardly wait to see pictures of those adorable little Muffins!! Travel safe. A very Merry Christmas and Happy Prosperous New Year, Ann! Hugs

  26. That is wonderful and unexpected news. I’m so happy for you Anne and for Muffy.

  27. SOOOO very happy to read your good news and Congratulations!!

  28. I had goosebumps when I read this post. I’m so happy for you and Muffy… sorry I meant to say, “Grand Champion Cimarron’s Do You Know the Muffin Man”!

    Cathie G.

  29. this is such exciting news Ann-a big congrats to you and Muffy-I know her Motherhood phase will be just as successful

  30. Oh Ann and Muffy, how wonderful – congratulations and soft and loving pats to Miss Muffy!!!!!!!! Could not be a better Christmas gift for you and your family!

  31. Big Congratulations to Muffy, I know you are so happy and so proud of her. I can’t wait to see the sweet pictures of some adorable little Muffy babies.
    She is truly one amazing champion.

  32. Congrats to Muffy and the Schach family!! Great news.

  33. SO HAPPY for all of your family and especially you and Muffy! This is just the best news! Blessings as you await the pitter-patter of little paws! AWESOME NEWS!!!!

  34. How awesome is that Ann! It’s wonderful when a dream comes true and now Muffy – and you – can concentrate on puppies! I remember how much fun a litter of puppies can be. I used to just sit and watch them sleep, they are so sweet. And when the eyes start to open it’s just magic! Looking forward to photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Ann and Muffy, I am so happy for both of you and so proud of you Muffy. I believe God’s hand was involved in this. I wish I could have seen her strut around. What a wonderful miracle. Merry Christmas to you all.

  36. Congratulations to the entire family! She is beautiful. Can’t wait to see her pups.

  37. AWESOME! Well done, handler….and Miss Muffy! Being a dog trainer myself, I’m so very happy for you two….next in the ring….a winning puppy, I bet!

  38. Ann, it was just meant to be!!!! As everyone else has said, Congratulations to you and Muffy!! It’s a wonderful Christmas gift~

  39. Oh My Goodness what wonderful new for you both! WOW! That is just so cool! CONGRATULATIONS Muffy!

  40. What a happy ending Ann! Congrats to Muffy and you and Kim. Now on to motherhood!

  41. Congratulations to Muffy and the entire Schach family!

  42. Congrats Muffy! You can now pass those wonderful genes down to your babies! Your pups will be as great as you are! Also Cheers to your Mom! She is so happy for you! What a fabulous and awesome experience for you all! Blessings this wonderful season of joy, happiness, and wishes coming true!

  43. What wonderful news, Ann!! So happy for you all! The Lord knows the desires of our heart and His timing is always perfect! He has definitely gifted you with a beautiful blessing! Merry Christmas, Friend!

  44. Ann, this is so awesome and such a wonderful early Christmas gift to you and your husband. Congratulations for a happy journey, amazing that miracles does happen.

  45. How awesome! I was hoping for this ending to this chapter!!!

  46. Wow, Ann, that is awesome for you and Muffy. The Lord knew you had a winner there so He gave Muffy one more opportunity. Congratulations!!

  47. aw. how special! loved t hear this.

  48. As the military say, “OUTSTANDING!” They bark that out quite loudly too, sorry Muffy no pun intended! Wonderful news and I was so glad Kim was there too. Love the photos of then and now too. I watched the dog show Thanksgiving Day and said to Mike that Muffy was going to some shows next weekend – maybe this will be her big win! Hugs and slobbery kisses all around!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  49. Your post just gave me goose bumps (or were those Muffy bumps?!)! So excited for you – and for her future collection of fuzzballs. Christmas miracles are most awesome – congratulations to all!!!!!

  50. This is a fantastic Christmas present to all of you. The Lord does work in mysterious ways. Just enjoy the blessing and can’t wait to hear when Muffy is expecting.

  51. AWESOME news ~ GREAT Christmas present ~ one of the best miracles i’ve ever read …Congratulations

  52. Congratulations Muffy!!!! Ann I’m so happy for you too…..what a great Christmas present. Can’t wait to hear that Muffy is going to be a mother and then see pictures of little puppies at your house.

  53. Congratulations Muffy!!!! Ann I’m so happy for you too…..what a great Christmas present. Can’t wait to hear that Muffy is going to be a mother and then see pictures of little puppies at your house.

  54. Congratulations to Muffy, you and everyone involved! She is such a beautiful girl. Can’t wait to see her with cute little puppies!

  55. So Cool!! As always, you and Muffy bring tears to my eyes. Miss Laredo says woof woof — Congratulations Muffy!

  56. Congrats Ann and to Muffy too! That is soooo AWESOME. I could feel some sorrow in your previous post and declined to comment as I felt so bad for the both of you! You sure got a wonderful miracle. I too can’t wait to see pic’s of the little ones to come!
    Again, congrats!!

  57. That’s so wonderful Ann! I’m so happy for you and Muffy!!

  58. Miracles do happen! I am so happy for you. It will be fun to watch for those little ones!

  59. Miracles come in many forms. Congratulations on your miracle !! Can’t wait to see the next little miracles.

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