Happy 13th birthday to the GEM litter, my first Welshie litter. Violet (left) and Ruby, two of the nine girls in the litter – yes nine girls – have been such a joy. Their mom, Molly, my first Welsh Springer, was a great mother. All but two of the sisters are still sharing their lives with their wonderful families. I am so grateful for all of you with your excellent care and love for these pups. I have been blessed.
Shandy earned her ACT1 today and one leg of her ACT2. She is a fun little dog!
This little girl named Quincy (I know it is usually a boy’s name) has stolen my heart. After only three handling classes she managed to woo the judge with her kisses and her strut on the down and back. Taking a first in her 3-6 month puppy class, then Best of Breed, she then competed in a strong puppy Sporting Group earning a 3rd place. Very proud of her confidence and performance at such an early age.
Winnie and I had to take leave of our training for about six months. But in November we were back at it and it paid off. December 14th at the Oshkosh Kennel Club she earned her third leg for her title. The next day she competed again earning a second place!
This is her fifth title earned in 2019. Really love competing with her.
GCH CH Fox River Sweet Solitude BN CD RN TD CGC TKN
Quincy had a vet visit last week and she weighed in at 10 pounds 4 ounces. Growing like a weed. She has acclimated to our winter here and loves the snow. She has a little saw dust on her nose. Beautiful Fox River in the background. Thanks Jeff and Jim for the photo!
Here is Kevin handling our new Grand Champion – Rhea! GCH CH Fox River Celtic Rhea Queen of Niles. Such a beautiful girl out of Cadoc and Molly.
Meet the newest Fox River Spaniel – Quincy! An opportunity arose that I just could not turn down. A friend in Poland, Irmina, wrote to me shortly after Tim passed and told me of her two new litters. One of the litters was out of CH Merry Cocktails Emblem – Cola, the international champion that I have so admired. She said I could have my pick of the girls and I chose the little liver and tan girl. After some paperwork and a lot of effort on Irmina’s part, friends and I drove to Chicago to pick her up. She flew in from Poland in a whirlwind and it has been so ever since. I have been blessed!
Cora, owned and handled by Lisa, finished this little girl at the Rochester Minnesota Show September 14, 15. Cora is out of our Paige – CH Fox River Turnin The Paige and Splash – CH Holly House’s Making Waves. Nice job Lisa!
Mason City, Iowa on the second weekend of October, Lynne and her Welshie Ely, entered the ring and earned their breed championship. He is now CH Fox River Legacy Duty Honor Country CGC TKN. Congratulations to this team. Now on to their Grand Champion.
And Winona, Minnesota was the site on the first weekend in November, Fern and I entered the ring and earned back to back majors to finish her breed championship. Owner Karen took her into the ring for Best of Breed. She is now CH Fox River Prairie Fire Such Gladness CGC TKN. Karen and I are looking at stud dogs now in anticipation of a litter in 2020. Congratulations!
Life has a way of taking turns and different paths when you are least expecting them. And it has for me. July 4th, Tim – my husband of almost 49 years, was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Forty two days later, he was gone. My daughters and I miss him like the dickens. So do my dogs. Tim always called himself my “kennel boy” but he sure was much more than that.