Retired from agility for many years, Molly still took every opportunity to chase Border Collie Quest and "train him" to do the work. Molly and Valerie were born 2/14/1998 about the time of my first Sheltie National in Tucson where I met their breeder owner. Cadie Pruss, I can never thank you enough for sharing the girls with me. Valerie pass just a few weeks ago and Molly was still going strong at that time. Valerie passed during her nap on the cement patio, today, Molly passed in almost the same place and way. Tomorrow will be the first day since 1991 that there is not a Sheltie in the house. It will be so weirdly quiet"
"Pippa" earned both the Novice Standard and the Novice Jumpers title to officially become, Acadia's Party Girl, NA, NAJ
Her owner Lynn writes, "Just wanted to give you a happy update. Pippa (who weighs just under 9 pounds and measures just under 13 inches) started her agility career in
March. By her second trial, she had finished her NAJ title and had 2 out of
3 legs toward her NA title. She's entered in Open JWW this weekend and will
hopefully finish her Novice Standard title. She is lightning fast! Thought
you'd enjoy the photo. I'll keep you posted regarding her progress."
Pippa is the daughter of Ch. Acadia Sunburst Merry and Bright.
Luke completed his championship this weekend by winning his 2nd major. I was So Thrilled because he did it on the 1st day of a 4 day show weekend. It was such a relief to win the first day. I "bumped him up" to the Best of Breed class so he could compete for points towards the Grand Championship. This weekend he also successfully won a major towards his Grand Champion. I would call that a successful weekend.
Valerie has led the life of leisure with her sister Molly (on the left) and was the main soccer playing buddy for Quest for years. But yesterday, at age 16 Valerie crossed the bridge during her nap at her favorite sunny spot on the patio. Pam and I will miss her but I am happy she left on her terms and in such a peaceful way.
Liza won Runner-up at the 1st ever ASSA Top 20 competition. I was so honored!!! She was only entered in the Top 20, so we did what we went for, and went home happy!!
Before the competition, people came up to me and told me that they were looking forward to seeing her. Afterwards, so many people told me how much they enjoyed seeing her- and how well she moves!! This competition was judged by 3 judges- all of them breeder/judges. I am so thrilled that they recognized her quality.