Sunday, January 10, 2016

Michael


What an exciting start to 2016, 
and I aim to go on as I have started.
Hair coloured (and trimmed), holiday booked, new car bought
No dog shows as yet, but enjoying life as it is.
This year is going to be so much better than last year.

Something that bought a smile to my face, a card I received over Christmas from a Claire Leaman.  Her news was the most wonderful surprise and I would like to share it with you.
In 2000 Lydia and Kim (two sisters from the Community of Sisters of the Church bought a pup from me.  He was the litter brother of Reckless.  They called him Michael (after the saint). He was bought as an 'ice breaker' for young single mums in their care.
In 2004, Claire tells me that the sisters gave him to her to look after.  She was the gardener at the sisters' home at St Gabriels. She tells me that Michael was the most beautiful, intelligent, brave dog she had ever met.  He lived with her in the country enjoying a typical country life travelling in the basket of her bicycle, becoming a local celebrity.  He died July 2015.
I can honestly tell you that this card has bought me such joy, and a wonderful end to a traumatic 2015.
Thank you Claire for your kind thoughts, I will never forget.



Sansa

New puppy for the New Year
Kutani Jitterbug aka Sansa


First puppies from Rosco


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Top Stud Dog 2015


It gives me the greatest amount of pride to say that
CH KUTANI LIGHTNING STRIKE
is Top Stud Dog for 2015
Following in Trader's footsteps




Noah


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Buddies



During my time of illness, these wonderful dogs were my constant companions.
They brought light to my life, peace and tranquility.




Art


Art has always played a big part of my life



Friends


Some of my friends from the dog world


Wendy



This is my most favourite photo of myself, taken by Olga Ivanova 
when we visited St Basil's in Moscow.
I hope to look like this again one day soon, maybe by summer 2016, who knows.
What a tough year it has been.  Looking forward to next year.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Jonas in Russia



Fabulous Jonas with Moscow as a back drop
Thank you Olga Ivanova for such wonderful photos



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kutani Snowfall


Kutani Snowfall

Dear Jonas will be coming home in December
What a marvellous job Olga Ivanova has done with this stunning boy.
From a raw youngster he has matured into this amazing dog.
Sire: Ch Kutani Skyfall
Dam: Ch Tantra's Plenty O'Toole Isa Kutani


Monday, October 26, 2015

New Champion


We have great pride and pleasure to introduce a new champion
Ch Littondale Replay Kutani
This special boy is in partnership with Jill & Dave Lock

Dam: Kutani Shabby Chic
Sire: Ch Kutani Skyfall


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drew



My fabulous, funny, caring Drew

I have now had my last chemo, so now looking forward to what the future brings.
It has been a learning curve to say the least, for both of us.
We have realised that there is so much more to life and not to waste a single moment.  We have talked about our future plans in length, now we need the courage to carry them out. To grab life and give it a shake.

But this post is about Drew.  Such a popular person and deservedly so. 
He has been my rock, I cannot even start to imagine what he has had to cope with, the highs and the dreadful lows, the hopes and the despairs.
To see him despair and cry because he cannot comfort me. His strength of heart is amazing, his spirit is inspiring, but above all he is the love of my life.

Thank you Drew, for being you.