dogs for the blind, hearing dogs for the deaf, dog companions for
these that live alone... dogs who comfort the sick and the elderly
and befriend lonely children. All over the world there are hundreds
of thousands of these faithful animals serving us with their love."
Legacy and Carlton were our first two English Springers (1984)
and both are now waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge. They became regular visitors at
the Mill Creek Nursing Home in Marysville, Ohio, bringing delight
and comfort to many residents.
Our dear sweet Schylar was with
us for over 15 years. Schylar is shown here going Best of Winners
at her first AKC show. This sweet girl has been a joy to have
in my life. She was a wonderful mother to her own puppies and
a great "teacher" for all the puppies who have arrived since.
I was blessed to have this dear girl with me for so long. So dear
to my heart!!!!!!!!!! Schylar is now waiting for me at the Rainbow
Hojo, Promenade's Shir-Step N Out
CGC, (OFA Good, CERF) is a Schylar son. He had a limited run in
the show ring, 5 pts shy of his Championship, and trained in obedience
and agility. He now resides in PA with Tracey Anselome, a young
MD, living the life of luxury as a beloved couch dog. Ah, isnt
that the best?!
Frannie, a Hojo daughter, shown here going
Best of Winners, finished her championship and is retired.
Carlye has a Major
and four points toward her championship. Carlye found her niche
in obedience and agility, and being the family "clown".
Some dogs catch frisbees, Carlye's trick was catching ice cubes
from anyone's glass. Carlye lives with a very dear friend, Kay
Williams, here in Cincinnati, Ohio. Carlye has her Canine Good
Toby, Promenade's Traveler CGC,
was placed in a companion home where he became a playful friend
for several foster children. Regretfully, his owner developed
health problems and was unable to keep him. He returned to us
while still a young dog and recently (7/04) turned 11 years old.
This dog should wear the hat for "Best Ambassador of the
Breed"......a sweeter, more friendly dog would be hard to
Zachary received a
Group II at his first puppy match. A frequent visitor in my kindergarten
classroom, Zach chased shadows for play. Cassidy enjoyed obedience
work. Eager to please, she would remain in a "Sit/Stay"
and not touch the enticing hotdog dropped at her feet. Bravos