How We Got Started
So at last, getting back to boxers, in 1989 I brought
Katherine home. She is a brindle "classic" out of Ch. RJ's Puttin
on the Ritz. In 1991, Katherine was bred to Ch.Cherkei's Hang Em High
and that produced my first home bred "keeper", Milton's Ms.
Isabelle. Much to our family's dismay, Katherine
and Isabelle soon grew to violently despise one another, and Katherine
chose to move out. She is currently living happily ever after with her
second family in New Hampshire. There, she is able to pursue her true
calling as chief nanny and guardian of the two young children in her family.
Now going on twelve, she occasionally takes time off from her child care
duties to chase the neighbors chickens.
Our First Show Litter
Ms. Isabelle was bred to Ch.
Talisman's Shillelagh and in 1995, gave birth to my first
show litter. Out ten puppies, there were three flashy fawns. Murph,
aka Ch.Brush Hill's Carpe Diem finished with 4 and 5 point majors. Our
"star" show girl was Rosie, aka Ch.
Wilmor's Wild Irish Rose, who was specialed, and won an Award of Merit
at Westminster. Jane Wilkinson and Kathy Frohock are also co-owners of
Rosie. The third flashy pup was Brush
Hill's Whoopsy Daisy who went to live with a photographer and chose
a modeling career over the show circuit. Daisy did however spend some
quality time on my living room sofas during her brief foray into show
business and thus became the inspiration and model for The Ultimate Couch
Potato embroidery design. More than "just another pretty face",
Murph and Daisy currently enjoy agility competition as well.
Where We are Now
To bring our story up to date, in 1998, Murph had the
good fortune of meeting Theodora's
Masked Bandit. From that litter I kept Brush
Hill's Mad for Madeline a, fawn classic, and Ch.
Brush Hill's Hulla Baloo aka "Jo" who finished her championship
on the 4th of July, 2000.
Along with Jane Wilkinson and Kathy Frohock, I co-own
and co-bred Ch.
Wilmor's Ramblin Rose Kantu... aka Cole. Cole is co-owned by Dr. Ted
Fickes as well, and is out of our Rosie and Ch. Arriba Talisman's Ego.
Cole will compete in the TOP 20 competition at ABC in May 2001 which is
very exciting for all of us! We are pleased to report that all three have
been holtered and echo cleared.
The senior member of this four boxer "in house"
family is 8 year old Watson
from Katherine's second litter. Watson also just recently completed a
rigorous round of health testing at Angell Memorial and was pronounced
to be "in excellent health". He can now return to doing what
every hard working "working dog" does best....tending his many
Hill's Morning Glory is from Murph's first litter out of Pamar's Lily
of Kilarney. Glory also enjoys family life in New Hampshire and as her
recent health testing also went well, she is soon destined for motherhood.
And That is Our Story
I don't aspire to have a large kennel and am enjoying
my four couch potatoes as they are. I do hope to contribute to the health
and welfare of this beautiful breed by fund raising for rescue and adhering
to health testing guidelines.
To Get in Touch
I welcome your comments or questions and am always
happy to contribute something from Persnickety Pooches to rescue fund
raisers. Please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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