May 20th, 2018: It's been a very difficult month at Sleeping Lady Bouvier's. Over a short few weeks, three wonderful dogs crossed the rainbow bridge. McKaela, Izzy, and Webber. Each dog was so special and their passings have left three gaping holes in our hearts. Below are memories of each dog.
Sometimes in life one thinks things can not get harder. Yesterday I lost my silly clown Webby. Webby was a once in a lifetime bouvier. So much fun. He loved life and loved to show himself off with Larry Fenner. What a team! 18 BIS! Over 200 Group Firsts and retired as #1 Bouvier #2 Herding dog. He was The King at home and always at the center of all happenings. He has a wonderful legacy with his puppies. Now he is with his soul mates McKaela, Izzy. I love you my Webby. My house feels empty.
My sweet wonderful "Busy Izzy." Chris and Ryan nicknamed her "It's Adorable" when she arrived at 4 months. She left us today at 9 years old. She had a cancerous tumor on her liver. We will all miss her and our hearts hurt: Izzy was my love bug. She was always on a diet and always the boss. I know you and McKaela are sending me kisses.
Thank you Sheri and Christa for allowing me to unconditionally love McKaela for 11 3/4 years. There was never a day that did not bring joy to me and all who knew her. She contracted Vestibular disease and died suddenly from aspiration pneumonia. My vets and I just cried and cried. McKaela was so perfect. I will love her always.
October 2, 2017: Roxy hanging out in the back seat.
February 4, 2018: Rick's memory of Sheba. The artist that created Sheba's portrait is Ray Gamradt.
So this is where we part My Friend,
And you'll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
New pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on; I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not its length,
One long embrace before you leave,
Share one last look, before I grieve.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
Take with you this...I loved you best.
October 2, 2017: Roxy hanging out in the back seat.
August 28th, 2017: Thor having an absolute blast doing lure coursing.
Judy's birthday salute to McKaela: Happy 10th birthday tp my very special girly McKaela. You rule the roost with sweetness and determination. And you always make Webber behave. I love you!
August 3rd: At thirteen years of age, Monet crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Here's Judy's memorial of Monet: "My heart is breaking. My beautiful Ch Sleeping Lady's Fleur de Monet crossed the bridge. She was 13 years young. She ran everywhere with tail wagging and never a minute was she not happiness. She passed looking in my eyes with one last kiss. Monet, you are now with Steeley and Willomena and Tygey and of course your sister, Sorbet. I love you. If only our pups could live with us forever.It is always too soon."
July 15th: Lily took Best of Breed and then a GROUP IV at last weekend's Kenai Show!
October 30th: Fischer and his Halloween Zombie family.
On October 19th: Ch SleepingLady's Willomena passed away. She was wonderful, incredibly smart, sweetly bossy, and quite talkative. Judy has this remembrance, "It breaks my heart to say My Beanie Weenie has passed. She was one month short of 15 years I loved her totally. May all the angels be smooching you. You are always with me my Beanie Weenie
September 22nd: Snow and Phin frolicking in the pool.
September 15th: Lexi looking "too cool for school."
September 14th: The much loved and wonderful Zoe crossed The Rainbow Bridge in early September. Click here to read a moving remembrance by Pam.
September 2nd: George was thrilled to see Judy in August when Judy was visiting Boston!
July 1st: Terrific weekend for Sleeping Lady's Bouviers at the Alaska Kennel Club Dog show in Anchorage. Lottie became a Grand Champion. Fioni won a Group in Bred By. Hana is a new Champion. Dolce and Shaylee won Selects. And Coast behaved. Here's Lottie looking fabulous on her way becoming a Grand Champion. This is one of our all time favorite pictures.
July 1st: Judy and Dolce winning a Herding Group 1 in the Bred By category.
June 26th: Webber and McKaela were both awarded the Register Of Merit from the American Bouvier des Flandres Club!
The Register of Merit (ROM) Program recognizes those Bouviers des Flandres that have had an impact on Bouviers in America. By recognizing the contributions of notable sires and dams, the ROM Program is a source of information for breeders in their quest to produce the exceptional dog envisioned in the ABdFC standard of excellence.
February 17th: Terrific action shot of Hanna doing agility.
February 16th: Sad News: Judy's beloved Steele passed away yesterday.
Judy's farewell to Steele: My dear sweet Steele Ch Sleeping Lady's Bladerunner passed away at just under 15 years old. He went to sleep in my arms giving me a last kiss. He passed with dignity loved dearly by all who knew him. Sleep well my dear friend I love you.
February 2nd: The Brielle x Liam puppies having their first solid food. (You'll have to tip your head sideways on this one.)
January 9th: A Brielle x Liam puppy slide show! The puppies were born on January 8th. They're already classic Sleeping Lady's Bouvier pups: Big, fat, and happy! Our favorite picture in this set, is the little nose "peek-a-boing out from under Brielle.