Sweet Austin passed away on January 13, 2018. He died peacefully in his sleep. He was 18 years and 5 days old.
Austin was a happy dog and lived “The life of Riley” with absolutely no health issues and he never missed a meal! I can’t help but believe Austin somehow channeled the Westminster judges to award Flynn the win for 2018. JR and Flynn are the bookends to his sweet Bichon life.
Austin was a loyal companion to the end. I will always be grateful to Diana McFarlane and Linda Rowe for their expertise and friendship.
Also, special congratulations to his breeders, Lorrie Carlton and Larry Letsche for their years of hard work, and to Bill McFadden who expertly handled Flynn along this wonderful journey.
Photos courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club and Karsten Moran for The New York Times.
Congratulations to Scott and Sherry Harris and their boy SKY, the newest Hollyhock Bichon to attain his Champion title. Hollyhock Skywalker “Sky” was awarded his first major the first day he went in the show ring at 10 months old. He came home 3 months later finishing his Champion title with all his points from the puppy classes. Thank you Ryan Wolfe and Lisa Bettis for taking this young boy on his initial journey into AKC competition. As a bonus, Sky brought home a few Grand Champion points and will be pursuing his GCH and International titles in 2018. His daddy Scott is looking forward to working with him in Agility and mommy Sherry is very happy to have her little “deviled egg” home.
Friday morning Emma decided something was up and she didn’t feel like breakfast. She did some “nesting” in various spots at Momma Linda’s house and finally settled into the official nesting box for a nap. Within minutes her contractions started and she delivered her two boys in about an hour and 15 minutes. Mommy and babies made a quick trip to the vet for their initial wellness check and everyone was home for lunch and nap time within a few hours. You can see pictures and follow Emma’s litter’s development at the following link:
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Please note: The puppies from this litter are all spoken for and will be going to families already on our waiting list. To get on the waiting list for a future litter or a referral to one of our breeder associates, please complete our puppy application.