He found himself on the front cover of a calendar this year
CH. SONREE I AM MISS DAISY
showing off her Championship certificate and Ribbon
CH SONREE JE NE REGRETTE RIEN
'Pippa' is wonderful. We spend a lot of time together and I really love
her wiggly cuddles. She still loves squeaky toys although the squeakers
are gradually being killed off.
and from our recent litter 'Brian' is growing up fast
… Written by our grand daughter many, many years
When I was about 6 years old, one
of my Grandma’s dogs had puppies. I was so excited. They were just so small and
delicate, like a breakable vase and also helpless, all they would do was
squirm, sleep, eat and make little grunting noises. But one of these pups was
special, he would glide around the pen like there was no tomorrow, he would
sail like a sailing boat over a calm ocean. He was a sailor. No he was my
got to about three weeks old he was moving like a speedboat. He was getting
faster every day and nothing would stop him, ever. He was the biggest of the
litter and at three weeks of age we christened him SAILOR.
Our much loved Rico has also sadly left us.... We first noticed a
problem on the Wednesday as he was unable to keep his food down and he was
somewhat quieter than usual, although still managed to follow Lyle around
as usual. Wednesday night he wanted me to nurse him while we were watching
TV, this was most unusual as given the choice he always sought Lyle's
lap, and he did the same Thursday night.
We had our Vet appointment Friday.....
Rico was diagnosed with very large and aggressive tumor
filling completely one of his lungs, and it had started to invade the
other. Sadly we had to relieve him of his discomfort.
Up until those
last few days he had been as happy and lively as ever and at no time
appeared in pain.
We miss him so much, he was such a special and amazing dog.
While he was being shown up until he was almost 8, many children would seek
him out for their junior handlers competition. As they went to walk off with
him he would just look back to me "asking is this okay" when I said " off you go good boy",Quite happily off he'd go with them.
'Rico' aka Grand Ch. Sonree Starlite Rioswing you were one of the
Thankfully he sired a litter on the 4th July to our' Kate' Sonree Moonlite Mirage,....we have kept 2 of his puppies Black/Tan male Sonree Moonlite Shadow 'Rafael"and Black /Tan female Sonree Moonlite Memories 'Lola' who has already begun her show career in the winners circle.