Friday, April 17, 2009


One of the reasons my marriage has lasted so many years is that my wife, Brenda, loves dogs more than I do. She doesn’t love the competition like I do, but she does understand and appreciate the dog fancy. So with her gracious leave, I take a moment on my 39th anniversary to give you a couple of show reports.

CH Tonan-Hope’s R U Kiddin’ Me

Up in West Springfield MA, judge Patricia Hess opened the weekend at the Springfield Kennel Club show by reviewing the Brittany, Tonan-Hope’s R U Kiddin’ Me, the Scottish Deerhound, CH Gayleward’s Tiger Woods, the Great Pyenees, CH Dieudonne William Of Orange., the Smooth Fox Terrier, CH Avalon Eclispe, the Pekingesee,CH Lin-Lee’s For the Good Times, the Keeshond,CH Quest Stand By Me, and the Bdeardedcollie, CH Tolkien Raintree Mister Baggins.

Brittanies are the firs dogs listed in a show catalog and the Britanny, Chevy, was the first dog today, taking home his first BIS ever. Congratulations to breeder Andrea Jordan, breeder/owners Anthony & Nancy Morabito, co-owner Douglas Tighe, and handler Jenny Krieger.


  1. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. It sounds like you have a wonderful marriage and a supportive spouse.