It is with a heavy heart today that I type this. Two dogs involved in our lives one way or another have sadly been affected by that illness known to all mankind and mammals, cancer. Henri’s owners notified me of his passing earlier in the week. He was only a young boy just short of 4 years old, too young to go to rainbow bridge. The other dog taken away is Abigail, who sadly didn’t quite make her 11th Birthday. Her page on here will shortly be updated. The photos above are of Henri and Abigail. I once read the verse below and copied it as I found it very poignant. Its title is simply Rainbow Bridge :
There is a bridge between heaven and Earth, and is called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal which has been especially loved by someone here on Earth dies, then going to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are valleys and hills for all our friends special, so that they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and Sun, and our friends are comfortable and sheltered.
All the animals who have been ill or who were elderly, recovered his health and vigour; those who were injured or maimed recover what was lost and are strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times past.
The animals are happy and happy, except for one small thing: each one of them alien to someone very special, someone who had to leave behind.
All run and play together, but there comes a day in which one of them stops suddenly and looks to the remoteness. His bright eyes are vigilant; his eager body is shudders and vibrates. Suddenly you away running the group, flying over the green grass, moving its feet ever more and faster.
You've been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, the two embrace in a wonderful reunion, to never separate again. A shower of kisses falls on your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you can look again to the unsuspecting eyes of your pet, so long away from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then the two cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
Today was the second show for young Dolly, Jayzander Maid By Request, and the first show for Ronnie, Jayzander Fine and Dandy (owned by Claire Jinks). The sun was shining and both pups thoroughly enjoyed their day out. The judge today was Derek Shapland (Deracor) and awarded Ronnie 2nd in his minor puppy dog class and Dolly 4th in minor puppy bitch. Not to be outdone Eddie (Ronnies dad also got 2nd in his class.
Above are the photos taken at the show and a shot of dad and lad, Eddie and Ronnie. Below is Dolly.
Crufts 2012 Gundog Day.
Early Start 05.15hrs leaving the house with Kate Siviter and Cheryl Blackley. Kate had travelled from Lincoln leaving her house at 03.30hrs. Travelling to pick up Mrs Webster from Leicester then onto the NEC.
21.30 hrs arrive back at home, Kate off to Lincoln and Cheryl staying the night before off to the Isle of Wight.
Star of the day was definitely Eric aka winning Best Minor puppy dog pictured above. Picture copyrighted so please do not pinch it. Kate handled Eric who was rather naughty to say the least but very very entertaining. A huge well done to Kate for putting up with this little monster and keeping her cool you deserve a big thanks.
Besides this fab young man turning in such a win, the 4 of us in total took home two 3rd place cards a reserve and a VHC, not a bad day.
Over the weekend we have heard from Tina Crocker down in Australia that the lovely Primrose has just gained her title. Once it has been verified with the Australian kennel club she will officially be an Australian Champion. We are so thrilled and owe so much to Tina and her family, and her Alicia and her family for all their hard work.
The same weekend the young Marquell chap called Eric attended Cheshire Cocker Club open show and came away with Best Puppy In Show. What a wonderful weekend at the shows.
Happy Christmas to all our friends and family.
I have posted lots of pictures of our puppies for you all to see. They are now approx 5 weeks and growing into mischievous little characters.
Hope you like our babies.
Sybils puppies are now 3 weeks old and Beryls are just over 2 weeks old. They are all growing nicely and all have their eyes open viewing the world. Their little characters are starting to show and their little barks are developing. Below are some updated photos of their faces with their eyes wide open.
A huge congratulations to Marjut Kakko who has the above dog. She has worked very hard with Rod aka Lochranza Mr Federer and the results are for all to see. Marjut sent me the below message and the lovely photo above. Thank you Marjut.
What a weekend....On Saturday Rod BOB with new title Helsinki Winner 2011 and on Sunday Rod BOB with brand new title Finnish Winner 2011 (and qualification to Crufts).
And I can't say how happy I am for Rod's son Margate Dare If U Can for his new title Finnish Junior Winner 2011!
Now last points have been counted and Rod is COCKER OF THE YEAR in Finland (Spaniel Club) still have to wait to Tuesday (last show for competition) for our cocker club's points...
Twas the weekend of Halloween, and the witches were stirring, the ghosties and ghoollies were getting ready to go bump in the night. In the meantime the witches of Heage and Sudbrooke were playing hard at a location in Milton keynes where the committee of the Solid Colours Cocker Spaniel Club had put on a spooktacular event, in the form of a championship dog show. The 2 young witches dressed up their dogs and colluded with one talented photographer to take some photos of the said dogs.
The results are posted for all to see, yes they are real, no special effects used only coloured hair extensions acquired from their human companions. Who says dog shows have no fun !! They took part in the celebrations and a good time was had by all.
Just for your information the dogs are (left) Piers aka ShCh Lochranza For Your Eyes only and (right) Lexi aka Trentshome Sno Business JW.
The witches involved are Kate Siviter and myself Louise Wilding. Enjoyyyyyyyy wharrrr harr haa.
Photos are Copyright Tracey Morgan 2011.
The above photo sums up my day today.
Above is Curtis, Jayzander Blue Ensign, when he arrived at his new home in France.
I watched Curtis and Jerome walk away, Curtis with his nose down and Jerome with Curtis’ belongings in a Sainsbury’s carrier bag. The tears started and have been flowing on and off since. I came home and found the above pic with an email saying they have safely arrived.
Jerome and Berengere Desmarcheller have welcomed him warmly and will campaign him in France. I know he will have a fabulous life with them and their lovely sons and wish them the very best of luck with him. I know they will do him proud and i hope he will do them proud too. Good luck guys and lots of love to you all.
To see Jerome’s dogs visit his website at http://elevage-cocker.fr/index.html
August brought our family a pair of good news that we wish to share with you.
Eddie, Jayzander Murphys Law, gained the last 2 points of his junior warrant and his certificate has arrived (pictured above). This is the first homebred particolour to gain this title.
The 2nd news came. Tim is in full remission after 4 gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and is on the mend from the side effects.
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