Happy Saturday Everyone!
I found out this week that one of Norman’s daughters out of his 2011 litter with Fatty earned her AKC Master Hunter title. Punkin is Gambler’s sister, they are 34 months of age. They will be turning 3 this coming May so this is quite the accomplishment for a young dog. Gambler will be training and entering his first Master Hunter test this summer. Punkin also became a UKC HRC Upland Hunter this winter so her new registered name is HRCH UH Hilltop’s Stealing Cinderella MH. What exciting news for the Sand Spring breeding program. This makes me really proud.
I am so blessed to have friends with different editing programs then I have. I posted up on Thursday that a blog friend made a reflection photo out of one of my photos. Another friend spilled the beans that she had the same program so she made this one of Norman for me. It is so beautiful. Thank you Nichole.
Now on to our Sepia Saturday post hosted by Ruckus The Eskie!
Norman with his Master Hunter ribbons.
“What is a Title, Really?”
“Not just a brag, Not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
Not just an adjunct to competitive scores.”
“A Title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor that
dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory for about as long as anything in this world can remain. Few humans will do as well or better in that regard. And though the dog himself doesn’t know or care that his achievements have been noted, a Title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.”
“A title says your dog was intelligent, and adaptable, and good-
natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that
please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.”
“And a Title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend
time with him because he was a good dog, and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed (or you did), and that in the end your faith was justified.”
“A Title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special
relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable
creatures, this dog with a Title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in
“And when that dear short life is over, the Title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.”
“A Title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.”
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