Greetings from Virginia!
When I married (remarried) in 2007, I joined a Basenji family. My wife co-owned Curie (Dark Skies Cherry Bomb), with her sister who had bred her. I myself had grown up with German Shepherds, Vizslas, and various mixed breeds, all pets. I had no knowledge of shows.
Curie was then joined by our Bengal cat, Sagan. Though I had never thought of myself as a cat person, I rapidly discovered that side of myself. I adore Sagan and adored Curie.
Curie died late last year, just shy of 6 years. Young! Kidney complications from lyme disease – we're 80% sure. At any rate, after 5 days of agonizing procedures and diagnostics, her kidney function was shot and even heroic measures would have been extremely unlikely to lead to a reasonable quality of life. We were devastated.
Protect your dear dogs from Lyme!!
Anyway, we got home last week with our new baby tri, Zelda (Mata Hauri Dance Klass) out of Klassy. We are incredibly lucky and happy to have such a fine, fine pup. At 8 weeks she is doing fabulously -- spirited, getting along with crate- and house-training, showing signs of being a "climber", and eating and eliminating well and regularly.
We'll be showing her along the way -- another education for me!
We're looking forward to reading the Forums often and finding support and ideas here. We'll share what we can! Thanks!!
Check out Zelda's puppy chronicle in 'Show Off Your Dog"