Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kutani My Girl

My takes her 2nd ticket with BOB
at East Of England Champ Show
under our judge Sue Bird giving CCs for the first time in this breed

So proud of this girl

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Arrival

Tough times are always made better by a new puppy
Here is 'Avgit Delores Del Rio D'Kutani
better known as Della
Thank you to Olga Viola and Olga Ivanova for our precious black diamond

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kutani Snowfall

A day in the life of Jonas in Russia, with Olga Ivanova

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


My world has been turned upside-down!

Back at the beginning of the year I knew I had a bit of a problem, slight pain in my abdomen.
When it got much worse I went to see the Doc.
Yes Mrs Cain, you have a mass inside you!
Upshot was that I had a mass on my ovary, a big one, which had to be taken out and examined.
OK I thought, lets just get on with it, shouldn't take long.
Long story short, I had the surgery to remove anything that didnt need to be there.  Surgery went well and I was a happy bunny.
Off went all my bits for testing and I carried on as normal, no pain, no hangups.

Called back in to see the Oncologist (?) Why Oncologist, I don't have cancer!
Spoke at length to the doctor who said everything was removed successfully BUT
there were cancerous cells found - WHAT!
Well thats ok as long as they got them all out, right ?
Yes as far as they know they did get them all, but just in case one cell escaped I needed CHEMOTHERAPY.

I thought the doctor and the nurse (MacMillian Nurse) had got the wrong notes in front of them and were talking about someone else.
I remember feeling numb and then angry and then raging
"if you think I am going through that then you have another thought coming"
No, no way.
But they kept on talking at me.  I looked at Drew, he had gone white and drawn.
I got up and left the room, but the nurse took me aside to another room and talked to me.  I didn't like her.  She talked to me as if I was dying, all sympathetic and quiet.  I don't like that sort of thing.
I remember coming away with lots of books and leaflets, all of which went into the bin as soon as I got home!

Drew was so upset by my reaction, think if we both could have jumped off a cliff right then, we would have.  And I had yet to tell my family, my daughter, grandchildren, whom I adore.

My daughter is one of the most grounded people I know, and I love her for it.
We talked, we cried, we put forward arguments, but in the end there was always going to be one answer.  To have the chemo.

I want to see my beautiful grandchildren grow into beautiful people, I want to be part of their lives.  So you see, after all the raging and head banging, the answer was always going to be, yes.  And of course Drew will be right by my side.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mia Mya

Kutani My Girl 
takes the Res CC at Bath Championship Show
Judge Jane Paradise.
If I had a photo I would post it,
but all the photographers seem to go to sleep for the bitch classes!
She now has 1CC (Crufts) and 1 Res CC
at the tender age of 18months old

Will update when a photo becomes available!


A talented artist's Lhasa over Tibet

Russian Princess

Avgit Grace Kelly
Oscar's beautiful daughter
His Russian princess with her breeder and owner Olga Ivanova

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Our new boy Tantra's Winstonian at Kutani (Idris)

Littondale Replay Kutani

Rosco take the CC at SKC under judge Mark Cocazza
What a super super day for our partnership
Owned by myself, Jill & Dave Lock

Sire:  Ch Kutani Skyfall
Dam: Kutani Shabby Chic

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Avgit Great Gatsby for Kutani

JJ is growing fast.
He is now 10 months old
Bred by Olga Ivanova
A son of Ch Kutani Skyfall and Multi Ch Whisborne Tia Maria

Sunday, May 3, 2015


Oscar winning yet another BIS
This time at Jersey Members Show
with Peter Walker