Kiara News and Reviews

Thursday, November 18, 2021

2021 Holiday Tidings



'Tis The Season...

















And it's always better if you have a gracious foot warmer like Elaine's Moxie! Who's that TT beauty whose head is repeated on those socks?




Wishing everyone 
the merriest...the happiest
...the peacefullest Holiday Season...
and the happiest New Year!



Open the card!





Happy to see the little ones that left are doing well and fitting into their new homes.











And also happy to report that Penne is now Champion Kiara Can You Hear The Echo. 



The dog show season continues! Also happy that both Jessica and Miss Monroe have their majors. Few shows left this year to add them into The Hall of Fame...but hopefully in 2022.





Please keep me posted always! I celebrate every event and milestone with you. Love watching them grow up...excel at whatever they are meant to do...grow into the best companions they can be.


Les and Nancy sent a little video of Oliver teaching little sis, Bunty, just how to TT play. Always entertaining. Next...TT boxing with those paws.






Jill posted a remembrance of her Doc. These memories are forever. She will make new ones with Roadie now. 






And although Alejandra and her family have included Tashi into their family now...they still adore the beautiful Maya. 



Hi Dennis,

Hope all is well! Just wanted to send you a picture 

of Luna (Cooper x Passion) and Nora (Bolt x Doris). 

Would love to know when your next litter will be coming??

Thanks,

Lyn



 

 




Dennis,


Ditto at 14 months! Just a joy.


Christine

 

 

 













 

Dennis,


Percy is keeping close watch, slept in Nathan’s room and wouldn’t leave last night. He’s the best big brother looking after his sick little bro. He’s so great with the kids. 

 

Still very demanding of attention but he is a saint with these baby/toddler kiddos who are learning to behave properly with him.

 

Karissa

 

 

 



 

Dennis,


This is 13! Happy birthday Mallomar!

 

Michele

 

 











 

 

I am thanking the Universe and Dennis Gunsher tonight for blessing us with this most amazing TT that we named Miles Davis over eight years ago. Tomorrow is his official birthday. He brings us joy and laughter every day and we are so lucky to call him our boy! Love you to the moon and back!


PS…happy birthday to his sister, Lark.

 

 

 



 

Hi Dennis,


Greetings from Gabriella! She has doubled her weight since we left Danvers and is thriving. Everyone loves her and she is our little joy. She has outgrown her puppy bed, but still loves it. (And she has two bigger beds!) 

 

Ellen and Mike

 

 






 

Hi Dennis,


Hope all is well with you…  We love our Leo SO much. He’s a very good boy with a great personality. Here he is on a 2 mile hike. Gillette stadium is off to the right (about 7 miles away). He did great! By the way I just sent a neighbor friend of mine your contact information as she’s interested in this breed… 

 

Sonia

 

 




















 With sadness I share the news about 

Ellen's Alexandra 

who found her way over the Rainbow Bridge. 

I am always grateful to know 

how they were loved...

right to to the time 

you have to say goodbye. 




Dennis, 

 

Sadly we had to say goodbye to my beautiful girl. She was over 14 years old. She outlived her sister, Jackson, (Susan’s dog) by a year but I’m sure she is happy to be back with her sister now. Thank you for my baby girl. She was an amazing dog who I loved more than words can say. Thankfully I have my other TT, Brewster who is now nine. His brother is Ranger, another one of Susan’s dogs. 

 



Obviously I will be ready for another TT; and Susan mentioned that you will be having a litter with AJ sister, Miss Monroe. Definitely would love to get another sibling with Susan. Again thank you for giving me the greatest gift. She was the best dog. 

 

Ellen

 

 

 



Since 2008 I have prepared a YouTube video of photos I have received from all the wonderful TT families who have made a loving home for a Kiara Tibetan Terrier. (That's fourteen years of Kiara TT history!) I saved them all, scan the holiday cards, and try to include most of them. This year is no exception. I hope you take a moment to view the YouTube video to help celebrate the Holiday Season and this exceptional breed.




If it's Christmas for you...then let it be merry
if it's Chanakah...let it happy; Kwanza...joyous
However you celebrate, whatever you celebrate, 
have the Happiest Holidays ever!






More later...





Tuesday, October 19, 2021

From Late Summer to Fall 2021











Summer has slowly turned into Autumn here. October 16th was 80 degrees! The next day we almost hit 60... At least both days at the Rhode Island dog shows were breezy. No frost yet, so the green tomatoes still on the vine are slowly ripening...may even get a few more yet. The last blooms of summer are the Montauk Daisies.

They brighten the white garden...especially now that the leaves have started to fall creating a carpet of brown below them. And because there hasn't been a significant cold snap, most of the trees are still green...leaving the few that have turned looking truly brilliant.





I felt lucky to have the time to join the group of TT enthusiasts who take nature walks together at various locations in New England with their dogs. It's the 2nd time I joined them at Halibut Point in Rockport. It's always fun...and entertaining because of the TTs. A great way to connect and enjoy both two legged and four legged friends.



Doris went to visit Gail Toracinta...where --btw-- she fit in quite nicely according to Gail...and to find love in all the right places. 

Ruben was immediately smitten with her captivating ways and the two celebrated in the way that makes us breeders forever happy! The results was a beautiful litter of pups!



The Doris/Ruben pups went to their homes weeks later. Abbott, Betty, and Bunty filled my days with their constant love and antics. Travis got to visit many times to watch them grow into little beauties. And I enjoyed rubbing bellies and discouraging the ravishment of those Montauk Daisies! They loved playing tug-and-pull with every bloom. 





















I was happy to attend the once every four years Morris & Essex dog show in New Jersey where costuming-up is part of the experience. I donned on a Victorian type jacket with spats and joined in on the frivolity. It was a fun day with many TT exhibits and much camaraderie. Everyone had a good time and the weather cooperated! I took many photos of a variety of outerwear worn by exhibitors and spectators from decades gone-by. 













Besides Morris & Essex there have been a few more dog shows. Happy to report that Bolt's son, BB, or Baby Bolt as he's called, finished his AKC championship last month. 
New Champion Kiara Lightning Bolt

Miss Monroe, Penne, and Jessica are still strutting their stuff when time permits. It's amazing how a year and a half away from the rings now jams everything up.


I enjoy receiving up-dates and notes, emails and photos. It's never enough. Forever happy that folks share the happy moments with me --like birthdays...so I can remember them for their very beginnings. Thank you all!

 

 


Hi Dennis,

 

 Lulu’s celebrating her fifth birthday basking in the sun! 

 

Mary Beth

 

 

 









Dennis, 

 

Tashi’s 11th birthday today! 

 

Bob 

 

 

 








Dennis,

 

Ditto is one today! She celebrated at doggy daycare yesterday. Lucky me to have her come into my life! 

 

Christine 

 

 

 







Hi Dennis, 

 

Kai says hi! He’s a happy and healthy boy. He eats well now. All test results were normal related to the GI issues and the high fiber diet has been working well.

 

 He loves to find new trails in upstate New York. In this picture, he’s halfway through a 2 mile walk at Green Lakes. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Colleen





I received a wonderful hand written note...something I will cherish forever. Maddie needed to write me about her new friend and companion, Leo, and to try to make me feel better about having to part with him. I had to include one side of it to share. Such a sweet note. Having been a teacher for many years, my ability to read kid's writing immediately returned. You can see the "dear Denis" that starts the note. Thank you, Maddie.








Hi Dennis, 

 

Thank you. Leo has brought so much joy to us already. He had a vet appointment (and a shot) today and didn’t even cry/flinch. I did. Hand fed him cook chicken to ease the situation.Tom and I (and the kids) want to thank you for providing us with such a wonderful dog who goes in his crate with such ease and sleeps so well through the night. 

 

Maddie’s note is definitely a “challenge” to read, especially since the pages don’t go in order, but I am glad it makes you smile. It’s straight from the heart. She felt badly about us taking Leo from you. I told her you have other dogs and likely more puppies in the future.


I hope you are doing well and the computer issues are resolved. 


 

Sonia 










 

 


Hi Dennis, 

 

Tashi turned out to be such a different dog from Maya! For starters, he loves his food, and she was always a bit hard to feed. His coat is really soft and his colors are beautiuful. He is a loving boy, who gets excited about meeting everyone. 

 

Alejandra










KDee and son Snowy helped celebrate the Olympics while still up in New Hampshire. Debbie and Jim found a way to help us all enjoy the events.







 With sadness I share the news about 

Linda & Bob's Tashi 

who found her way over the Rainbow Bridge. 

I am always grateful to know 

how they were loved...

right to to the time 

you have to say goodbye. 


 

 


Hi Dennis, 

 

Hope you are well. Bob and I are deeply saddened by the loss of a girl Tashi. She passed away yesterday, 10/4/21. She was the joy of our life and we will miss her tremendously. Even in her passing we will always consider ourselves a member of the Kiara family. We are not ready to replace her right now, but may eventually want to. Please let us know if you will be having future litters. Thank you. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Linda and Bob 













 

 I receive and see lots of photos. After using Maxwell's slumber photo at the end of the last edition of Kiara News & Reviews, I started saving the "sleeping dog" photos. Cuddled, stretched out, bedded or back-to-back or side-by-side...it's the Let Sleeping Dogs Lie photo journal for this edition's light-hearted enjoyment. 



















 They're all exceptionally cute! An abundance of repose.



A happy Trick 'o Treat to All!




 




More later...