Sunday, April 20, 2008

In the ribbons!

Well, Tuxedo continued on his winning ways, placing at the Nationals Friday and Saturday. I'm so proud of this puppy! Thank you Sally for showing him to perfection!

Pictures soon!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Specialty News!

Metropolitan Atlanta Shih Tzu Club
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Best Puppy In Show
WoTeH'sin S'Dandi's Black Tie-N-Tails
Bred By: Yours truly :)
Owned By: Sally Watkeys

Picture to come!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

Our breed has lost a legend

I got the word on Friday from Joan that her lovely boy Max was gone. Max grew up and lived as a pet his entire life, but with an unbelievable desire to show. He spent his days running the house and yard, playing with toys and reminding Joan it was time for dinner everyday at 3pm even though dinner wouldn't be served for another couple of hours. It was just his way. He loved his momma's home cookin'.

Fanciers will always remember Max as one of the greats. His movement was flawless - he was the typiest black Shih Tzu out there.

He was still in coat and showing as recently as 2004, taking BOS at our National Specialty after taking breed both days before at the independent speciaties. I wish I could have been there. Joan and Tom were so proud. I can remember Joan's calls recapping the days. She was so excited and proud of her boy's latest accomplishments. We joked after she cut him down that she should grow him out again to show him this year. Sadly, it wasn't meant to be. Even at the ripe old age of 15, Max was still playing with toys and loving life. Until last Thursday night.

To my friends Joan and Tom McGee - my heart goes out to you. I know what Max will always mean to you. He truly will be missed.