22 January 2014

Fifth Anniversary

Today (January 22, 2014), marks the fifth anniversary of when I kissed my beloved Sasha (BPIG Am/Can CH Varazs Kiraly Sassy Sasha Am/Can CDX, FDJ, Am RE, Am RAE, TT, CGC, CGN) farewell (Dec. 31, 1992 - January 22, 2008). 

Sasha, I thought of you with love today, 
but that is nothing new.  
I thought of you yesterday and days before that too.  
I think of you in silence but often say your name.  
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.  
Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part.
Heaven has you in its keeping and I have you in my heart.
(borrowed from the Internet)

Loved and still dearly missed. 
'Til we meet again.

21 January 2014


Major Milestone for Miska!

This past weekend in Tempe AZ, Miska (born June 26, 2003) achieved her 40th title, earning her American Kennel Club Agility Excellent Standard Preferred (AXP) title.  Of all the dogs I've bred, trained and owned, Miska has far exceeded all my expectations.  She is SUPER DOG!!!  And she is the most titled dog I've ever owned or bred.  We've had a ton of fun over the past decade.  And just think what we could/would have accomplished if I hadn't also been busy showing many of her littermates as well as her puppies!!

At 10.5 years of age, Miska isn't about to retire.  She's still a very sound dog, in great physical and mental shape and we are still having waaaaaay too much fun in agility to retire.  I am hoping there  will be several more new titles to add to her name in 2014!!!  Way to go Miska!!! I love you sooo much!  Today, you made your papa (Sasha), mama (Nova) and me very, very proud.

14 January 2014

2012 Tibor Reiter Trophy Recipient


Earlier in 2013, our beloved Nova (CH Ferngold Varazs Innovation Can/Am CD, FDJ, JH, Can/Am RA, Am RE, Am RAE, CGN) was posthumously awarded the Tibor Reiter Trophy by the Vizsla Society of Ontario Inc. for the year 2012.  This award recognizes one Vizsla annually that overall has demonstrated the highest level of versatility in a number of different sports. Eligible Vizslas must have a title in three areas, two of which must be Conformation and Field.  Nova earned a total of 12 titles in four areas:
  1. Conformation
  2. Field
  3. Rally-Obedience
  4. Obedience.  

Nova is the dam of 18 puppies and grand-dam to 12 and great-grand dam to many others.  She is the second Vizsla of mine to earn this award.  Our wonderful Sasha (Am/Can CH Varazs Kiraly Sassy Sasha Am/Can CDX FDJ TT CGC, 1992 - 2008) previously earned this award in 2007.  Only one dog per year can earn this honor and I was very thrilled that it was presented to Nova, although sadly, she wasn’t with me to accept it since she passed away in June 2009.  Nova, you are still loved, greatly missed and I think of you often.  Until we meet again. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥