Friday, May 28, 2010

Sorry for the big gap in my blog but I have just not had the heart to communicate lately. So much has happened in the last few weeks so I must catch up now.

Bunny had a pyometria and we thought that we would lose her, but she recovered well after her emergency operation and is now back to full strength.
Gerry and Steve came down for a few days which was lovely. The week after Bunnys' op of course, we lost Cougar, and then Margy and I went to Slovakia judging at the Belgian Speciality. We had a lovely weekend (see next blog) and managed to get a flight home in time to go to Birmingham National where Cruz had the RDCC, Dana (B.Sorciere) the RBCC. DCC was Theas' new Import Casykas Ituha and the BCC and BOB, Ch.Revloch O'Baoill. BP was Revloch Yabba Dabba Doo. Congratulations everyone.
Steve came for a few days, on his own this time, and just chilled out, being head chicken keeper and Kennel man. :) thanks Steve.
In between I have been training with Caper,Cruz, Cello and Cudos, and lead training the remaining Laekenois pups. I still have a couple of bitches looking for active homes.
Psyche is decidedly in whelp to Becanbrie Rohan at Linvetts, and will do well to get to her due date on the 16th of June!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eleanor Z Kovarny(BV)

Hikka de la Tyvall(L)

Toby Comme un Reve Noir(G)

Grimmendans Honey (T)

Here are some photos from the Belgian Club show in Slovakia where myself and Margy were judging. The weather was wonderful, the venue was in a wooded area with lovely cabins and on site restaurant. The food and company was great and we were made so welcome by Nora and the comittee.

The BIS winner was Grimmendans Honey (T) and RBIS was Toby Comme un Reve Noir (G).

BOB Malinois was Daring Devil du Crepuscule des Loups.
BOB Laekenois was Hikka de la Tyvell.
BVeteran was Eleanor Z Kovarny.
We spent a day in Bratislava which had some beautiful old buildings. The weather was hot and we spent a lovely day eating out on the street restaurants, pottering around the art shops and taking photos.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thankyou to everyone who has sent me messages and emails about Cougar.

He is buried by his mother, Cachet.
His legacy will live on in his progeny-both Malinois and Laekenois-who all have something about them that will never let us forget him.

Monday, May 3, 2010

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Cougar (Ch.Bonvivant Esprit). We suspect he had a blood clot and I found him peacefully lying in his bed on Tuesday evening. He had spent his day playing in the sunshine with his ball, sleeping in the office on his chair and keeping an eye on Cudos the puppy. When the other pups left home he took it upon himself to look after Cudos and slept on his chair so the pup knew he wasn't alone.
Cougar made history, being the first Malinois male Champion in the UK, gaining his crown under the late Terry Thorn. He represented the Malinois many times in the Group ring, was lead dog for the Bonvivant Breeders Team, the last time this year at Crufts where he had taken the RDCC the day before. Cougar loved to show and just couldn't wait to get in the van. Always a gentleman, loved and admired by so many both here and abroad. Sire to many lovely puppies and was the only Malinois to be used here in the UK for the Mal/Laekenois mating, passing on his character and qualities.
Cougar was Top Sire 2009 in Malinois and Laekenois. He represented the Breed at the Contest of Champions, Discover Dogs and was a wonderful Ambassador for the Breed.
Above all, Cougar was my soul mate, always there when I needed a shoulder to cry on.....