Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Leaves Are Falling 2016

It's been a year since these little Cooper/Passion pups got to don their Halloween icons to show themselves off. And thanks to Jane, they got a lot of exposure. The above card is just a small sample of Jane's passion and love her boy, Cooper, and all that he can accomplish. Center-top is Doris, known in the show ring as Kiara Promethean Fire At Terpsichorean. She is pictured below at camp.

Doris made a splash at the Bay Colony Tibetan Terrier Club Specialty weekend. On Friday under respected judge Timothy Robbins she earned a major! Very proud of her --and of course her very accomplished handler and human-Dad, Travis Brock.

And here at Kiara she has new 1/2 brothers and sisters. Passion and Lightning are proud parents of a new bunch of babies. Dad did his work a while ago; but Mom is a dutiful, diligent care-giver, and as always taking her job very seriously.


Sue Meluzin also made it up to the Specialty weekend on Saturday. It was fun catching up and visiting. She brought the two beautiful girls she is currently showing, Cannoli, my Henry's sister, and Boo, a Q-Tip daughter. Both beautiful!


Fall is here...the many leaves falling for my rake and mower/mulcher constantly keep me busy. Living next to the park pictured below offers plenty of them. 

Great getting news from many of you. Stories and thoughts I love sharing. Sometimes it's wonderful hearing how they are adjusting to their new lives, other times how they are maturing into wonderful companions. Harrowing emails about weathering through Willow and Jack, with Kathleen and Paul, who made it through Hurricane Matt on the north coast of Florida. Birthday celebrations! And then too receiving the saddest news of all.

Tim and I have decided to get FAQ cards made up... Hard to do our workout when we get stopped 50X! No he's not an Obama dog or miniature sheep dog... Yes he's hypo-allergenic..28 pds... Companion dogs to the Tibetan monks... NO! You can't have him... Sigh... Let's just go home and cuddle!


Hi Dennis,

Hope you and the TTs are all doing well and had a nice summer! Just wanted to send you a note to update you on Bodhi on his first birthday. He is the sweetest little guy and, of course, has won over our hearts! Such a little love! Bodhi is such a happy guy and always spreads that happiness to those around him. He loves to greet everyone first thing in the morning, wagging his tail like crazy… he eagerly waits to  hear the girls wake up in the morning so he can run to say good morning. Such a wonderful way to start the day. He loves to play fetch, and the squeaky toy you sent home with him is still one of his favorites.  Just recently, he has noticed his reflection in the window at night and tries to get the “puppy in the window” to play by dropping his ball repeatedly at the window. It is very sweet. Everyone always remarks on how cute he is… and he certainly has the personality to go along with his cuteness.  Daisy is doing well too!

Best regards,
Kara & Dan Rice

Hey Dennis,

Mallomar is a Kiara pup. Best dog ever!! Mally will be 8 in November. Still acts like a puppy, the mushiest, funniest, smartest, craziest, terrorist, dog ever.


Hi Dennis, 

Triscuit is as cute as can be. We’re going to puppy class and learning a lot about how to train a puppy! She loves to take walks, 
she loves other dogs, she loves to eat, she is very sweet --except when she bites with those baby teeth! I know puppies bite. Do you have any suggestions? When she came back from staying with you she did not bite at all.
Hope you’re well. 


Hi Dennis, 

Hope all is well up north. Just wanted to share some pics of Tashi with you.  There is one with Party Girl.  There are some with his best friend Mac. Mac is a 3 month old St Bernard.
Tashi also graduates Puppy Kindergarten next week. He is so smart!! We are going to continue with classes. He truely loves class as much as we do. Well that's it for now. Enjoy the pictures!! 



Hope all is well!  Thought we would share this picture of Lula on a gorgeous day.


Willow at the villa we had-- just waiting for the hurricane to pass on by!


Don't know if you got this email. This was the first of two emails that I just sent.

We survived Hurricane Matthew! Our area Flagler Beach and St. Augustine got it the worst. We had to evacuate and went to our sister resort called Reunion west of Orlando for 5 days. We had a spacious 3 bedroom villa, power, and food! Like a mini vacation! Willow thought it was old times and we were on the road going to a dog show! 🚙 she had no problem settling in, but Jack was a nervous nelly the first day or so.
It has been constant cleanup for two weeks now---that is for Paul outside. We had some flooding in our backyard--but not in our house! Our house weathered it well. We even had dead fish in the backyard. The Storm serge washed away walkovers as well as dunes! Our Oak  trees really were beaten up-- looks like November in MA. The trees are all bare! Portions of the A1A road in Flagler Beach were also washed away. It's Beautiful weather now and most things are back to normal, as you can see with Jack and Willow. (Jack even gave me a smile in this photo!
Hope all is well with you and your TTs!

awwww... and NOW we celebrate Year 2 with this magnificent bundle of pure lovelovelove and JOY!! our lives are so much MORE complete because of this fluffy muffin of love... now curtsy and Say Goodnight, Gracie!

Joel and Neva

Again I have to help say good-bye to a wonderful companion. Dorothy and Simon shared their NYC life for nearly 17 years. After a year of being old and having some issues, Simon went over the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts break a little more when we've had that much time to become companions.
Simon almost 16 after a surgery he received from.

 Simon's paws will be hard to fill, but Benjamin is going to try. Still too wee to make Dorothy feel comforted for the loss. He'll be on his way as soon as he's old enough and ready!
Benjamin at 2 1/2 weeks.

 Love this photo of our Kiara celebrity TT, Miles. It's a great way to sign off. It's a great autumn shot!

More later...