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2013 in Review

2013 In Review

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve updated this blog. I apologize. First of all, in order to write, I have to be inspired or nothing creative comes out of my brain. Secondly, I just don’t ever seem to have the time, between working full-time at a job that has nothing to do with dogs, then coming home to my next full-time job with the dogs, and everything in life that seems to interrupt the pleasures in life that I would like to enjoy. On top of it all, the septic system, furnace, stove and dishwasher all went out this year and without any puppies on the horizon, it’s difficult to replace them. Thank you to Matt and Shelley Lyttle, fellow Chesapeake lovers, who gave me a stove that we are working on getting installed, and hooked up to the gas line as my 40 year old now defunct stove was electric...and we will get it working! I have also become an expert at building fires in our wood stove so we haven’t frozen to death yet Winking. Read More...

What a Weekend at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Show

The ACC Supported Golden Gate Kennel Club shows

January 26 & 27
th welcomed The American Chesapeake Club supported annual benched Golden Gate Kennel Club shows for us. My cousin Jan Holshevnikoff of Chesany Chesapeakes came down from Idaho with two of her Chesapeakes and stayed with us for a few days! And what a terrific time we had!!!

On Thursday, Jan met her half brother and sister-in-law for the first time and we all had a wonderful evening at my place getting acquainted, then Jeff and Lisa spent most of Saturday at the show with us. To quote my friend “What I really enjoyed was watching Jan getting to know her new brother and visa versa. They were both so thrilled it gave me a warm feeling just taking in their joy. Her brother and his wife are very nice people and I'm glad they found each other.” Jan was adopted and only recently had her birth records unsealed so she could find her family!! This as been quite an exciting ride for both of us as I am Jan’s ‘adopted’ cousin on my side of the family and Jan has kept me in the loop!! I actually met Jeff and Lisa in December at a local Christmas Fair and got to report back to Jan.