Thursday, June 05, 2008

Photo Thursday

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Fonzie was a one of a kind dog and it was with great sadness that he had to be put down in the fall of 2003. He was six and his boy, Jonathan, was 18.

Fonzie joined our family in the spring of 1999, when he and his nine siblings were born in our kitchen. Their mother, Caila, was our Bouvier whom we had hoped to show and eventually breed. However, her breeder and we came to the conclusion that she did not meet the qualities one needed for breeding. It was decided that she would be spayed but upon hearing this through the grapevine, it appears that Caila did not agree with this decision. She slipped out one night and met with the Golden Retriever, Raleigh, who lived down the road. And we were blessed with a litter of ten handsome puppies. This was Caila's only litter as we managed to get her spayed before she had thoughts of more. After their little rendez vous, Raleigh ceased to visit and never did meet his five sons and five daughters.

They were a lovely litter but the Fonz was the man! We still miss him and his mother, who passed away in May of 2006 at the age of almost 13. Read more!