Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas 2008

Photos and tales of TTs are always welcome.

Ain’t motherhood a grand thing to witness. Love this picture of Pat & Richard Sutton’s Buffy taking care of business in the backyard. Doesn’t she have a grateful brood! And the little star that emerged from the group is a daughter clone: Katie, Khyber’s Heart of My Heart.

Mike McLoughlin also sends a picture of his little star, Rosie, Lukilu Everything’s Coming up Roses at Kiara, from his litter this past summer. Here she is sitting pretty with a pumpkin.

And Sue Meluzin found a keeper in her litter too. Little Gabby, Zin-Pa's Gossip Girl, has already grown from this stacked photo of ten weeks.

No, that’s not a TT. The TTs are there, in the background, thinking where did dad go wrong with that breeding…it’s the biggest, ugliest TT ever. No, it’s Oscar, the Boxer. They had the opportunity to engage Oscar in TT play while his owners were vacationing. He was glad when his owners returned…and only they can love such a face.

Ethel lost Merm this past year. Hoping for a new spirited pup, her dreams came true. One of the little Miss Thing pups is living up to all expectations and help fill her life with new joy, love, and companionship. Oh yes, she is a handful . . . but so worth it. And worth the wait as well, as little Iris is a Merm great-granddaughter.

And Ken sends news. Sunny has a new friend. But he says it best:

Sunny has a new friend, five month old "Ri Lee’s Diamond Of Hope" So it's also time to change the name of this e-mail list to "Hope and Sunshine's Friends"

I knew Hope would be the perfect companion for Sunny.

Well,the peace only lasted about five minutes! After Hope let Sunny chase her for a few minutes she decided to test Sunny. What seemed like a meek female TT turned out to be a real firecracker. Their first week together poor Sunny was pretty much terrorized. Sunny wondered if Hope is ever going to let him alone. The minute he would try to move Hope would run over and start nipping and force him back into the corner

Now an interesting thing has happened. Sunny finally decided to fight back. From that point they have become best friends. Now they run from one end of the house to the other then lay together in Hope's bed totally exhausted.

Sugar is the most photogenic pretty girl! Groomed and stylized, she relaxes at the feet of her beloved owners.

Up in Vermont, Sugar's brother Beau has piled all his toys at his feet. Where else should they be!

Sunny, Sugar, and Beau are three wonderful Asland kids. Even Cheryl Zahradka gets wonderful updates from the companions of her Asland/Flame brood. She's very grateful that her litter of eight all have wonderful temperaments -- all confirmed by their owners. And usually the comments come in with this one.

Here at home we have two new additions. A repeat breeding of Miss Thing and Tag produced two robust little ones, a little Miss and a little Mister. They will bring a lot of joy here for the holidays.

Best Holiday Wishes to all. Please view this YouTube production to bring your some Holiday Spirit. It’s magic!


More later.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer 2008

Photos and tales of TTs are always welcome.

A lot of reporting . . . and most of it by way of the stork. Maureen Dwyer ( reports that Molly bred to my Tag produced six fine TT babies in Vermont. And Tag’s sister, Buffy, produced seven newbies for Pat and Richard Sutton ( in Pennsylvania. Pat has been looking forward to this litter because it brings together Buffy and Josh. Faith Lowell ( reports that Dimple and my Yogi brought four new TTs into the world. Mike McLoughlin’s Sadie bred to Karen Didricksen and Faith’s Deli (formerly Fidel) had five new beauties ( I had the privilege of helping out bring these babes into the world. These two stars from the litter are two that have been making Mike's choice hard to make. And most recently, in NYC, Sue Meluzin’s Jilly gave birth to four. ( Again Tag is the proud father of this brood. Congratulations of your litters and thanks for bringing so much to the breed by way of these breedings.

In the TT yard, we had a visitor. Ken brought Sunny down to meet dad. Asland, dad, recently turned that corner from youngster (at heart anyway) to the-old-man-in-the-yard. At his advanced years, he’s doing really well. Hopefully he may make one more mark on the Kiara line…only time and a sperm count will tell.

It was a wonderful meeting and Sunny is a shining example of the lovely qualities Asland has brought to Kiara. He has a sunny disposition (greatest temperament) with an effortless gait because of a proper construction, all contained within a handsome exterior. He is a credit to his dad and also to his mom, Flame.

Sunny met some of his family. And Ken said it best:

Finally had a chance last week to head down to Danvers MA for Sunny to meet his Dad Asland and for me to visit with Dennis Gunsher.

After having Afghan Hounds and seeing what they look like when they have to be shaved down Sunny's Dad was not at his best as he had just been clipped down. He is fifteen years old but to see what a handsome dog he is in full coat you can go to Dennis's site.

Upon arriving to have Sunny meet his Dad, Dennis had all of his dogs come in from their play-yard. Dennis has created a Tibetan landscape which takes a little thought to realize their natural habitat is rocks and gravel. One female decided she wanted to stay out so Sunny had, I guess, his first date.

And more news from up north…another Asland daughter was romping around at Debbie and Jim Griffiths’:

This is Annie. She lives in Burlington VT with Jim’s brother. It’s an early summer shot in our yard while she was playing with Kappy. I’m sure you’ll agree, she’s a real beauty! Kappy thinks so too. My understanding is she is now wearing a summer cut. We’ll get to see her again in a couple weeks. Hope your summer is going well. Kappy want you to keep him in mind for a future breeding.
Kappy, Jim & Deb & Snuggy

Besides the numerous pics Mike has sent of Sadie and the pups, he forwarded this beauty of Sugar. Sugar is Annie’s sister. And like her sister, Sugar is maturing nicely. Besides proving how beautiful she is on the outside (so obvious looking at her photo)…she proves every day how beautiful she is on the inside. She loves be the puppy sitter …taking over when mom tires.

Here at home the newest "great expectation" is little Willow and Yogi’s daughter, Molly, Kiara Fire Down Below. She went to live the Glascos and their older TT in Michigan. Molly is quite the little package and we look forward to hearing about her progress in the future.

And as always there is some show news. Recently at the Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club Ninth Annual Specialty the Kiara clan was well represented. Fortuitously winning a 5 point major, Kiara Lightning Strikes walked away with the Winners’ Dog prize.  That came with numerous stuffed toys -- much more to his liking!

Lightning’s mom, Goodness, is now CH Kiara Simply Irresistible. Had to grow her coat back after having her litter that brought us Thunder, Lightning, and Rain. But it grew back ever so nicely.

Lightning's cousins Elvira and Floyd showed very well at the Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club Specialty weekend too. A few weeks later, Elvira did some winning of her own. The 4th of July weekend was hers! She and her companion, Susan Meluzin, were in Maryland garnering wins. Look at this beauty!

And last but not least, Cheryl Zahradka and Flame (mom) are proud of Blaze. Blaze completed his championship recently out in Minnesota. What a handsome TT he is!

More later.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Spring 2008

Photos and tales of TTs are always welcome.

Lots has happened since the last News and Reviews, but unfortunately not all of what was planned on reporting. Never got to the TTCA National Specialty in Syracuse and was bummed out about that. Doggie sitter had an issue and couldn’t find back-up in short notice. So no more about that. But congrats to all the winners . . . a missed you all to my friends.

Most recently Linda Hargis reports that her Jack is now Champion Jack. That’s CH Kiara HalfBlackJack InMemoryOf. And a gorgeous boy he is! Congratulations Linda and Jack . . . . See, we picked the right one!

And in Minnesota Cheryl Zahradka endeavored to complete a breeding with frozen semen with her lovely Flame. It was Flame’s second breeding. The first time I have done a breeding using the frozen semen, so it has been a learning experience for us all. Lamleh line bred Asland (see him in dogs used for breeding) has many vials of frozen stuff stored up for future use. Cheryl decided she wanted to use him; it was done and the fruits of the experience were 8 lovely brindle TT pups – 4 girls and 4 boys. What an achievement!

One of these pups came to live in the Northeast, so I will get to meet him. I was happy to unite Cheryl with owner Ken. Merle, now Sunshine, arrived at Logan airport courtesy of a friendly Afgan breeder and was united with Ken there. And it has been a great match.

From Cheryl’s first litter out of Flame, Blaze earned his second major and needs only 2 more points to complete his championship. That’s more great news from the mid-west.

And at home, none too soon, Miss Thing earned her last points to earn her AKC championship. Just in time to match up with Tag to produce their little brood of TT babies.

Not only did Miss Thing earn her championship but she earned ROM status for both her mom, Kiara M’Heart B’Longs To Daddy and pops, Asland, CH Tsering Shampsang Mingma.

It’s great getting updates from members of the Kiara TT family. Not all TTs are meant for the show ring or for parenting. Most of them go off to be what they were truly bred for: companionship.


Hope you are doing well.

We wanted to give you an update on Ali--she's doing great, is much loved, and may be the sweetest dog I've ever met. She certainly has claimed the number one spot in the kids' affection.

Kind Regards, and thanks again for trusting that we would be good parents.

Charles, Cam, Kate, and Evan


Here is a very recent photo of Baudelaire. We saw his picture and our first message to you when we got home with him on your website. We were both happy to see him up in lights.


Sunny would love to be included on your website. Let me know as soon as you
add the picture.

He has been a real hit at the store. Even more so during the three mornings
I take him with me to the gym. Everyone is especially taken back by his
markings and then they just fall in love with his face especially the eyes.

Will be taking him down to visit with Kate's dogs next week. Looking at most
likely early May before I get down to Danvers.


And Java came to visit. Her sister Lucy was staying at the hotel while her folks were vacationing . . . so Java got to play with her sister and other family members.

As a parting shot of a #1 companion/show dog from Mike McLoughlin. It’s his Lucy! Looking gorgeous and well coiffed at 10 years old!