Forever In My Heart
“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” –Agnes Sligh
Drake: Ch. Lobuff Atlantic
City Slicker (Ch. Ghoststone’s Louie Downtown X Lobuff’s Holiday)
Drake was a beautiful dog, with good bone and all the parts in the
right places. He was muscular and balanced, and even though he had
plenty of size, he somehow moved lightly. When placing him as Best
Veteran at the 2009 Labrador National Specialty, Judge Beth Sweigart
described him as “magnificent”. We couldn’t agree more. His physical
beauty was matched by his disposition. He was calm and always trustworthy,
whether with children, puppies, kittens or yes, even carry-out food.
He loved riding “shotgun” in my car wherever I went. He has produced
plenty of champions, service dogs and beloved companions, passing
along that gentle temperament, always. I loved him so and I guess
I will always miss him.
BISS Ch. Atlantic Locomotive to Sherfire (Ch. Borador’s By George
X Atlantic’s Little Miss Magic)
Hudson was Drake’s nephew: out of Drake’s littermate, by Piper’s
sire. How could he go wrong? He was a beautiful show dog, a great
mover….. and a perpetual puppy. He gave us many exciting wins, including
a Best in Specialty Show, co-owned with Leslie Seligmann. Hudson
spent his retirement years with Nancy Stalnaker’s sons Bill and
Jim Holmes, where they brightened each other’s lives. He came out
of retirement just long enough to win Best Veteran at the Papago
Labrador Retriever Club Specialty.
Dexter was my first Labrador Retriever, a gift from a friend on
the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. What a sweet guy he was!
He was our introduction to the versatility of this breed, and we
earned his Companion Dog title, which in turn introduced us to the
world of dog shows and started this whole adventure. Dexter also
visited nursing homes and rehab centers, where he played ball with
the patients or sometimes just sat quietly to be hugged and petted.
Mr. Peabody C.D.
Mr. Peabody was Dexter’s son, and a dear doggie he was. He earned
his C.D. at 8 months of age, and had 2 legs on his CDX before he
decided he was done jumping. Bless his heart, he was a good dog
but he didn’t much like wearing the reindeer antler hat when we
would deliver Christmas gifts. But everything he did, he did in
Cherry Bomb and Rosie
These dear girls were our first “conformation show dogs”. Neither
finished their championship, but they helped us learn a lot along
the way. They were sweet companions who gave much love and for that
they will always have a special place in our heart..