These last days of summer here have brought some 80 degree days with sunshine...thanks Jose for pushing off the New England coastline and bringing the warmer temps and sunshine. My favorite flowering vine is blooming. It's little orange trumpets are more profuse this year; last year there was a single bundle. I've waited for years for it to bloom like this. It was worth the wait!
There is some great show news as well. Love this photo of Marie McLoughlin with Cookie and Sugar at a recent show. All eyes on Michael.
Jane Goodell has successfully brought Cooper, CH Kiara Ewok Among Us, into the agility rings. It's so exciting to watch their love of each other as they share the experience. See how they have bonded and how he looks directly at her for direction. It truly a team effort!
And his daughter, Doris, is a new AKC champion! Doris, CH Kiara Promethean Fire At Terpsichorean, has also brought another honor to her Kiara family. In the thirty-five years of breeding TTs in a very small-operation, family-home setting, Doris has met the milestone of being the 100th Kiara homebred AKC champion. You can check out that list of Kiaras in the "Hall of Fame" part of the Kiara website. Big thank you to co-owner/exhibitor Travis Brock --and Doris! Also accolades to Miles Everett and Travis's Mom, Jane, for helping to make this beauty such a wonderful, well-balanced, affectionate companion. I am so proud.
The stories and photos of all the wondrous Kiara kids --whether newbies or those who are in their twilight years are welcome and heartwarming. I always want to know how everyone is doing...whether it's about how house training is progressing or just what's up with the new dietary needs. Recently I had the opportunity to visit with "the oldster" of the family. Luki is going to be seventeen. And he's still in relatively good health. After leaving here as a young adult (I completed his AKC championship), he went off to live with Dave
|Luki dressed for a Halloween walk years ago.|
Hope your summer is going well. Jai Alai has adjusted perfectly and grown into a beautiful pup!Here are some pics...such a face! And she knows it too. I'll be sending more.
Had to send this one... Every morning Toby sits on the driveway waiting for Evan to catch the bus... then she let's me know she's ready to go upstairs to say good morning to Cam, and if I'm not ready... if looks could kill !
Update on Rudy
I want to thank everyone who has sent in up-dates, stories, birthday notices, and photos...and being able to have a few visits. Bringing a little love and joy in the form a furry bundle of anticipation is my greatest endeavor. Besides the above, know that I do follow the many photos and stories posted on FaceBook. Thanking everyone for the love they offer these little ones when they accept them into their lives.
Here at home we are waiting with anticipation for the stork to arrive. Little fatso here is on her final days. It was warm enough today to get a little haircut and bath to be ready for the kind of care and diligence she loves to shower on her new babes. The making of a fortifying, nutrient-filled chicken stock is boiling on the stove to enrich her diet for her first week of mothering. A sleepless night --or two-- for me.
That's not all. Proudly I can announce: from the litter Sue Meluzin and I co-bred between our lovely Gabby and Sally Birgl's Bocce, we each have finished the AKC championships on her Cannoli and my Henry. These two charmers will both add to our lines in the future.
New Champion Zin-Pa Simply Scrumptious New Champion Kiara Here I Am Zin-Pa