Monday, May 31, 2010

So Long, Mom

Hello again!

Been a long time since I posted --- so much has happened, where to begin? I've been to 2 or 3 weekend's worth of agility trials, met a doggie blog friend at one trials (small world!), ran at one Earthdog test, and just came back from a weekend of Earthdog training and games. This time of year is pretty busy for Mom; she's always taking us somewhere!

But for now I must mention we lost a member our our family... my doggie mom Clancy. She turned 14 on May 1st, and 2 weeks later suffered a stroke and passed away. All of us were pretty sad about it. She was a grand old girl; the first Bedlington girl to get a Master Earthdog title, got a Novice Rally Obedience title at 12 years old, became a conformation champion, and had 5 litters of puppies, all of whom survived. I'm out of her last litter.
Old uncle Nathan was the first Bedlington ever to get that Master Earthdog title, and now he and Clancy are at the Bridge, chasing rats and rabbits ... Emmy is the most senior of us now and she's 11. She and Clancy were roommates and now Em has all that space to herself in the laundry room.

'Til we meet again, mom.....



NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Nice to see woo again!

We are sorry to see your mom has khrossed The RB but as woo pawed, woo will see her again...

Thanks fur sharing her with us!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

D.K. Wall said...

We are so sorry to hear that your mom has gone on to The Rainbow Bridge, but there she is young and healthy and happy.

Gus said...

Rudy..we are sorry about your dog mom, but glad that you got to know her..that is more than most of us doggies have, specially us "rescues."

We hope you guys have a good summer...we are moving back to Va. in August...maybe this time we can have a meet up.


Gus said...

We are going to be in Richmond...I think you are on our way to Dee See from there!


Duke said...

We are so sorry to hear about Clancy, Rudy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Asta said...

I'm so sowwy you lost youw bootiful Mom. you must be vewy pwoud to come fwom such a pawfect bootiful, and talented. you wewe also vewy lucky to be neaw hew fow so long.
I hope she is full of wenewed enewgy ovew the wainbow bwidge and womping happily and winning mowe titles.She'll wecognise hew gowgeous boy when you see hew again.
smoochie kisses

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh we are so sorry..she seemed like quite the gal.....Love and kisses A+A