Friday, February 16, 2018

It's A New Year!

It's "Happy New Year" News and Reviews as it's the first in 2018. Not a delay! With the holidays behind us, I like to wait until Westminster KC so that if there is anything to highlight, I have an opportunity.

I go each year to continue with Judges' education. This year I was able to continue with some of the Toy Breeds and also with the low entry, rarer, Non-Sporting breeds. Spent the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Hotel Pennsylvania where the Progressive Dog Club and Specialties take place. I was lucky to connect with some very knowledgeable mentors. It was an invaluable opportunity I met up with a Norwegian Lundehund breed mentor with his Lundie to understand this breed better.

It's always a joy to watch the TTs strut their stuff at Westminster. This video of each entering the ring tells it all.

Travis Brock and Holly did a great job. Carol Adams, co-breeder co-owner, can be very proud!

NYC --this time of year-- not only offers an opportunity to grow in my personal pursuit, but also offers lots of "fun stuff" and I'm a big believer in mixing business with pleasure when I travel. Got to go out, enjoy dinners and drinks, and even got to see Hamilton!

It was --all totaled up-- a rewarding, entertaining, worth-while 6 days in NYC. Already looking forward to the next time. 

There were so many well-wishers over the holidays with notes, pictures, emails, and stories. I can't thank them enough for keeping me up-dated. I enjoy hearing how they fit in, how they grow-up, how they make better the lives of their human companions. I am going to share a few:

Hey Dennis,

Jack’s first shopping trip! He helped me pick out poinsettias. Hope all is well with you!



Hi Dennis,

Just wanted to let you know that Alfie is doing great with us and settling right into our family routine. He is a very sweet puppy, and we are learning his ways!

Thanks and will send more pictures as he starts to grow.


Hi Dennis,

Shackleton is doing great! He is the sweetest little guy. He did so well in the car, he does have a good appetite, and he has gone outside every single time!! Even without the little piece of newspaper you sent with us. He warmed up pretty quick, he is a smuggler and he plays very well. He slept very well last night, woke us up and we took him outside and he went right away. He seems to like the little bit of snow we have up here too!

We are so excited to have him. What a great job you have done, he is so sweet. Thanks so much!


Just wanted to send you a note and let you know that Shackleton is doing so well. We love him bunches and he is really just a great puppy. We can’t get over how good he is. Of course he is going through a lot of biting at this age right now, but he is great at chewing on all his toys and not the furniture! He loves the snow and it is more and more adventurous.

He just had his first grooming (bath and a little trim) and I understand he howled through the entire thing -- but cooperated He seems to think that the brush is some sort of torture device!

I have even had a little time to do a little sketching of him. I am thinking of maybe doing a little book about him. Thought you might like to see some of his recent pics. Hope all is well with you.


Dear Dennis,

Thank you for your wonderful Christmas card! I love hearing from you and your TTs –I hope you will have a happy new year and a healthy one, perhaps with more little Tibetans. Thought you would like to see Anandi, who seems to be at home in the snow! I thought she would be cold!

Stay warm and inside the next few days!


Hi Dennis,

I keep meaning to write you. Goba is doing great. I call him the perfect puppy. He goes out to pee and poop, has slept in this crate since day one. Just a great mellow guy. He and Pippa my Papillion enjoy playing and hanging out. They’re good for each other.

Thanks so much for him.



Here’s a picture of Tucker born 5/7/17



Nurse Tobi with sock – assisting with Evan’s recovery from a chest cold…


Hi Dennis,

After a woeful ride to Fairfield, Pocomo is settling into her new home. She ate almost all of her dinner and although she hasn’t gone to the bathroom outside yet, we’re still hopeful.

We are falling completely in love with her. Just wanted to give you a post. Thank you!!



Jane Goodell does it again with one of our Kiara TTs. Doris (CH Kiara Promethean Fire At Terpsichorean CGC) completed her training, testing, and visits required to achieve a Therapy Dog Novice Title. All of her visits were done through a school-based reading program designed to encourage confidence in children’s struggling with reading. Doris patiently and quietly calms the student as they read aloud to Jane every Tuesday morning. She works with six different students during her visit and is adored. 


It's wonderful to hear about the endeavors --like Jane and Doris's-- that help others become happier, more accomplished in their lives. TTs are great!

And in closing, a couple photos from the larger Kiara TT family that I copied from various places over the holiday season that made me smile.

More later...