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One week old…take two!

We were a little more successful with puppy pictures this evening.

Rock Island Rapids (aka Rocky)



The Rock Island Rapids section of the Mississippi River began in LeClaire.  It was a very treacherous portion of the river and it required specialized river boat pilots to navigate it.  The captains would wait under the “Big Green Tree, and wait for boats to tie up and hire them for the day.  Now the lock and dam system have eliminated the need for these pilots but the mystic of these revered captains lives on in our hometown.

Faithful Pilot (aka Faith)



Bonfire on the Canal (aka Bonnie)



Kathy and I own a little (now destroyed by the last Mississippi River flood) cottage on the old canal system.  There is nothing we enjoy more than hanging with friends around our fire pit.  (We hope to rebuild the cottage this year, and move permanently to the river!)

Lincoln Here for the Defense



The railroad built the first bridge across the Mississippi between Davenport, IA and Rock Island, IL.  The steamboats were not able to get under it, so the steamboat companies sued the rail road.  Abraham Lincoln defended the railroad and won!  We now have “swinging” bridges that allow for all forms of transportation to move down and across the Mississippi.


Mississippi Rising (aka Missy)


Mississippi Rising (Missy)


Princeton Narrows (aka Prince)


Princeton Narrows (aka Prince)


The Princeton Narrows are just north of our home on the river.  It is just wide enough for two barges to pass.  I hate meeting barges in this section of the river, but it is home to a great sand bar.  Much fun and frivolity has occurred on that sand bar!





Olathea=beautiful place.





Hawkeye Kennel Club June 25 2011. Ella's 3rd major expertly handled by Connie Whan

SCKC May 2010 Russ finishes his GCH under Judge Clem McGowen, expertly handled by Alec Munier.

Welcome to Riverbend Cardigans’ new blog and site.  This site will be dedicated to our conformation and performance adventures, as well as, an occassional litter of puppies.  Please stay tuned for more information about our adventures in the ring!  (And should you be interested in our at home adventures, we can be found at www.cardicorgicapers.blogspot.com)

Look for news about GCH Summit Fogybotm White Russian CGC and CH Davenitch Someone to Watch Ovr Me, and hopefully soon herding and agility news about Davenitch Make Me Rainbows!

More soon!