Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Claire was invited by the AKC to appear on a news segment promoting rare breeds before Meet the Breeds in New York City. We were so lucky as the tv taping corresponded with a trip to Eastern Pennsylvania for one of Claire's inseminations. Claire got to appear with a Berger Picard, a Cirneco dell'Etna, and a Mudi. Several people who we talked with at Meet the Breeds visited with us because they had seen Claire on TV. Who wouldn't want to give a Barbet a big hug??
Thanks to Dr Brian Voynick and Gina DiNardo for including us.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
|Lark at 22|
Carol let me saddle Lark up and ride him all over her farm. I'll never forget what a thrill it was for me, riding this priceless and famous horse, as he silently cantered over the sandy ground swapping leads every few strides. I'd stop him, spin a few times,then lope off again, smiling to myself and enjoying how incredibly lucky I was to be sitting on top of this magnificent animal. Truly one of the highlights of my life!
This video was taken from Lark's Farewell Tour in 1997. It is a true demonstration of trust.
|My parents with Carol in front of Lark's Memorial|
|Rugged Lark's grave at Bo-Bett|
Monday, December 12, 2011
|Isabel and Carol at Bo-Bett Farm|
Claire's belly is getting tight and she spends much of her day sleeping. It is easy to tell that she is pregnant just by the change in her demeanor. She is very snugly and extra-sweet. Only two more weeks until her next check-up and X-ray!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
|Claire's Shorter Hair Cut|
Friday, December 2, 2011
|Claire at 12 weeks|
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is Miffy, my sister's new Spinone Italiano puppy. Bred by Jenneke van Doorn and Trudie van Lieshout-Pennings in Holland, she is pictured here at 8 weeks. Out of Montecani Cuba il Divo [Brando] x Isole e Olena dal Podere Antico [Mila] she will stay another 2 weeks before she will fly with Jan to the USA. I am looking forward to showing her next year. It will be interesting to show her with a full tail in a ring of docked Spinone. Jenneke and Trudie breed lovely dogs and we look forward to welcoming little Miffy!