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Dearest and Cherished Nova,
Where did the time go? It doesn't seem like 10 years ago that you were born and almost that long ago when you entered our lives, thanks to your breeder, Eileen Wilkes (Wright). You were named Nova to represent new blood and new lines in my Vizsla breeding program. But how the passage of time flies by so quickly. Now you're turning 10 years old today. What happened to the past decade?
You are barely showing your age in your face and you're still as beautiful as ever. We love you so dearly and know that you love us too. I hope we've given you a good and happy life. You have made many friends over the years and have been a wonderful mom to 16 kids in 2 litters and grandmother to 6 more. Your legacy will always live on in your offspring and your grand-kids and perhaps great-grand-kids one day. Your field trainer, Mike Wilshire of Ruffwood Brittanies had this comment for me about you. "Nova has a real problem. She's too %@*^~ friendly." Well, this certainly was a compliment about you because you loved people!!
During this short time (really, a decade seems to fly by so fast), you and I trained, competed for and earned 12 titles. I feel like we've barely scratched the surface and wish we had done more. It's difficult to believe that a decade has already passed. Just 3 months ago, you finally completed your American Rally Adv-Exc (RAE) title and competed in a Vizsla specialty show in Phoenix, earning Best of Opposite Sex in the Veteran Sweepstakes and last fall, you earned your American Jr Hunter title. I'm so glad we did all this and more because I know you had so much fun.
Today we salute you Nova (CH Ferngold Varazs Innovation Can/Am CD FDJ, JH, Am/Can RA, Am RE, CGN)and celebrate your life, your loving personality, and your fun-loving nature. Thank you so much Eileen for entrusting Nova to me. I know we've done you proud and I will always be grateful and cherish the the photo shoot we had at your house last fall and am so glad that Nova graces the cover of your 2009 Bowser's catalogue. Thank you for all those exceptional photos of Nova, Miska, and Diva.
HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY NOVA!!
Sylvia & Michael