Really pleased to tell everyone that Sotchi (Roytan Zest) qualified (twice) for Crufts yesterday!! This was our second attempt at a Champ show and now that she is in Junior, (being 13 months old) the competition starts to hot up! She came 3rd in Junior Bitch and 2nd in Yearling. Apart from qualifying she was such a good girl in company having been rather horrified when we first arrived, not used to all the noise, bustle and general out of comfort zone surroundings! No photos on the day I’m afraid but one below to remind you of what my “puppy” looks like now!
Also, re-qualifying yesterday with owner/handler Michael, was Royan Zodiac, (Beau) Sotchi’s brother, getting 2nd in Junior Dog. Pats on the back for all four of us!
Four Roytans passed their Puppy Assessments on Saturday September 2nd. The happy four are, from left to right, Eric with Daisy (Roytan Beebee’s Best), Carol with Amber (Roytan Beebee’s Bebe), Sue with Lincoln (Roytan Kindle Alight) and Tom with Yogi (Roytan Kindle A Flame). The 2 yellows are BB pups (KC would not allow “BB” so had to be Beebee!!) and the 2 chocs are Kindle’s. What a joy to see them coming along so well. Great work all of you!
What can I say through my tears this morning, trying to keep a smile on my face for her, so that she would know that everything was alright. She was pretty, talented, kind, and the happiest little dog I shall ever have as a friend. If she had been a person, she would have always found something good in everyone. I can remember writing the lines below on her page. I could write more. I could go on and on writing all the memories. At 13 and a quarter her heart could not keep up with all the things she still wanted to do, maybe she had given of it too freely. I miss your eyes and your wagging tail. I love you Esme.
2005 Esme did a full season’s picking up with Martin and he is very pleased with her progress, so much so that he is joining in my novice class on Wednesdays!
Little did I dream that little ol’ Es would show her socks off to WIN the Best Labrador Bitch in the Pickers Up Class at Crufts!!
2006 October 25th. Esme whelped her first litter.
2007 January and back to picking up for the last days of the shooting season!
2008 October 9th. Esme safely delivered her second litter of 9 beautiful pups to Badgersleigh Likely Lad
2010 March26th Esme gives birth to her third litter of pups, this time to Thurbajen’s The Vagabond