Acadia's Hidden Treasure "Cache" is visiting

This is a Rincon x Faith son. He is the littermate to Xena and Finn and he is owned by Morene Brown in Arizona. He has come back to visit with me in Pennsylvania for a few months this winter.


Ch. Acadia' Bright Idea, RA, NA, NAJ (10/17/1998- 6/17/2011) and Ch. Acadia Rock Solid, HT (10/17/1998- 10/6/2011)

Today is the birthday of Payson and Rocky, but they were not here with us to celebrate.

Friday, October 7, 2011, we had a memorial service for these brothers and laid them to rest at Acadia. Mary and Martin Smith, their daughter and grandchildren along with Erica Smith (no relation) and her daughter, and Mike and I attended. Rocky had lived with Mary and Martin and their family for the last 7 years and had become a very important part of their family. Each summer he enjoyed going to the beach (pictured above) and he always enjoyed just going for a walk or a ride in the car. Rocky enjoyed Mary's cooking and Mary was happy to cook for him. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Payson passed away while I was in training in North Carolina. It was quite a blow to get the phone call from Mike telling me Payson would not be there to greet me when I got home. Mike said that Payson waited until he came home from work, greeting him, then when outside and laid down.

It is Never easy. It doesn't matter if you have one dog or many. The love for each is deep and the bonds that are formed are real. This was not the first service we have had, and it won't be the last, but it is painful and raw every time. Payson and Rocky- we love you and miss you.


Acadia Whatever It Takes, HXAsd, AX, AXJ wins ANOTHER Major and ANOTHER 1st Place win towards the Herding Championship

WIT is now just 3 points away from being a Herding Champion (HC). WIT has continued to amaze me with his consistent and steady herding. This dog is not just good, he is GREAT. Since he only goes to one or two trials a year, it is taking a while to get the championship, but when he gets to the trial, he makes the most of it. This is one sheltie that has not had to worry about meeting the requirements (a major and a 1st place win)- he has done that over and over. His next trial is not until Feburary- and then I hope to report a new champion!

Congratulations to his owner Morene Brown and Trainer Sue Bradley
(The Ribbons are from the ASSA National Herding Trail in Tucson when WIT was High In Trial- Sheep and Reserve High In Trial-ducks)


New Champion: *Ch* Acadia Peaceful Garden

Today Eden became the third from the Charlie Brown x Dove litter to finish the AKC championship. She is the littermate to Ch. Cassia and Ch. Manny.

She had some real high points along the way- she won a 5 point major and a Herding Group 1. I am so thrilled by this litter.

She was shown to her championship by Sue Healy in Arizona.