Looking back yet another year is nearly over and how swiftly they seem to go these days. As usual, we have had our fair share of trials and triumphs –the sadness when any of us lose a precious Hound is intangible, and one of the comforts is the support we get and give each other as owners. Please take a moment and raise a glass to all those great hounds we have said goodbye to this year. You are all forever in our hearts.
It is always good to see how our owners are always on hand for both ourselves and each other in times of need or great stress and this year the Porters had a very stressful incident with Eva who while out on a walk fell down a 5ft dry dyke. Alan was alone walking her and her sister Abi, and we can all imagine the horror of looking over the edge to see your precious hound fully laid out and unable to move. A lot of help was given to get her out, and then the real battle began. She went completely off her feet, but a team of Bon owners and ourselves worked with Debbie and Alan With love and help, Eva with her tenacious spirit is up and charging around. Although she does rather like to sofa surf! It is a complete credit to the friendships and support forged that drove us all forward to get Eva back up and back to her old self-and we all enjoy the updates and the pictures of her just “being Eva.” We have to mention, Ann Dye with Ellie, only 22 months old has achieved The Kennel Club Good Citizen GOLD award. Well done. Pemba Bishop and her owner Ann-this year Pemba passed her assessment and is now a PAT dog-we are incredibly proud of this sweet girl and we know Ann is also-it is our aim and our personal choice to breed with health and temperament being the 2 most important factors and to see our Wolfhounds making a difference in peoples lives is so fulfilling for us as breeders.
Of course, we also have a very creative bunch of owners, and the Easter Bonnet Parade shall long be a favourite memory. Alongside that some of our owners who have tried their hand in the show ring for the 1st time ever and have qualified their Hounds for Crufts. So that will be a riotous affair if we know our owners because wherever they go, you are sure to hear lots of laughter.
It just remains for us to wish all our owners and all the visitors to our website a very merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018