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Khados 2013 - a year that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons....

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Mikey and Baby
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Seeing in the New Year

January 1st 2013 - Mikey and Baby see in the New Year

January 6th - twelfth night and we are up all night for the birth of our wonderful Pascha's six babies sired by the handsome and exciting young dog Winter Wizzard at Silgarhi - thank you Sara Cross and Frauke Neum for allowing us the privilege to use this super boy

January 13th -  with snow threatening and  in the company of Kirsty and Elise O'Connor, we head off to Peterborough for Boston Championship Show with Rutger - Champion Sumanshu  Hotter N'Hot at Khados JW, ShCM, IKC Jun Ch and his son  Mikey - Mikudi Hot On His Heels to Khados- this is our first UK show since Blackpool in June of last year - we have a really successful day, Mikey is placed 2nd in Junior Dog behind his half brother Renvall's Life Of Riley, this is only the third time I have shown Mikey and we were delighted with the really nice comments he received.  Rutger came  1st in Open Dog and was awarded his 5th CC and to round the day off really nicely, Elise won her YKC handling class - we were a very happy car going home and managed to get back before the snow started - result !!

Mikudi Hot On His Heels to Khados
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Mikey, 16 months at Boston Championship Show

Puppies born on twelfth night
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Sire Winter Wizzard at Silgarhi x Dam Champion/Int/NLD/IKC Ch Khados Pink Passion - WorldWinner 2012

February 14th 2013
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Tux asks - Be my Valentine?

The remainder of January and all of February fly by in a busy haze, we have loads of visitors to see the puppies and enjoy the company of  friends old  and new who will become the forever families of Lara's and Pascha's precious babies (see puppies/litters page)  On the personal side, Dave had a bought of ill health resulting in  the sale of the house and kennels falling through at the last minnute which led us to decide that we are not now moving house  - we are staying put at Portway - final decision !! - yipee !!

March 8th - Crufts - what a busy weekend, we only entered one dog on breed competiton day this year and were delighted to be placed 3rd in Open Dog with Rutger - as always, the  pleasure of Crufts is meeting up with friends from overseas and this year was no exception when the best kept secret of the year was revealed and I had the suprise of my life when two lovely ladies from Holland,  Petra Keulers and Annita Heinennen came and sat beside me (they said they were not coming this year!!)  The other joy of the day was to see Elise O'Connor winning her YKC handling class with Panda - Khados Dancing Bear, both first timers and at a tender age for this level of competion, so proud of you both.  The next day we were back again, this time with Panda and her daddy Travis - Deu/Dan/Int Champion Khados Dance With TiLaShu - they were on loan to the KC for the International Junior Handling Finals in the Main Ring in  the morning and in the afternoon became movie stars representing Tibetan Terriers in the making of the KC Breed Profile Video.

All good Irish boys celebrate St Patrick's day
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Mikey - aka Mikudi Hot On His Heels to Khados 17th March 2013

March 23rd - British Utility Breeds Open Show - I cannot attend this show because I have to work but we have entered our six month old male James - Silgarhi Dot Com - so we trust him to the capable hands of Miss Elise O'Connor for his first appearance in the show ring and didn't they do well !!     James is placed 1st in Puppy Class, Best Puppy and Reserve Best Of Breed - well done Elise, how fabulous are you handling a puppy that has only ever been to one training class - thank you so much.

James - Silgarhi Dot Com Best Puppy In Breed BUBA
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with talented handler Miss Elise O'Connor


 

 

alas a year started so full of hope and promise, all taken away in the blink of any eye.......... Khados can never be the same again.

April 14th 2013   

 

God Looked around his garden and found an empty place, he then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face.  He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.  God's garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.  He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.  He knew that you would never get well on Earth again.  He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to   climb, so he closed your weary eye lids and whispered "Peace be Thine".  It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn't go alone.  For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. 

                

Sad and sudden was the call, so dearly loved by one and all.  He bade no one a last farewell, he said goodbye to none. The Heavenly gates were opened wide and a loving voice said "come inside" His weary hours and days of pain, his troubled nights are past.  And in our aching hearts we know, he has found sweet peace at last.  Sleep dear David and take your rest, with the blessings of all of us who knew and loved you the best     xxxxxxxxxx

 

David Johnson  21/05/47 - 14/04/13 RIP 

cherished as my husband, my soul mate and my best friend,

adored by his dogs, missed so very much by us all

"To have and to hold, and then to part is the greatest sorrow of our heart" 

 

 

 

 

 

last photo of David
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proud of his Baby and in his favourite place - Ireland - thanks George for sending me this photo

What was "good" news for Khados in 2013?  
 
(in the very, very limited number of shows attended this year) 
 
Dog CC at Boston Championship Show - January 2013 
Judge Philippa Gilbert
Reserve Dog CC Tibetan Terrier Breeders & Owners Club  - May 2013  
Judge Judith Robin-Smith          
   Dog CC and BOB Border Union Championship Show - June 2013 
Judge Heidi Lawrence
Dog CC and BOB City of Birmingham Championship Show - September 2013 
Judge Veronica Green
Reserve Dog CC Midlands Counties Championship Show - October 2013 -
Judge Liz Cartledge
 

UK Champion Sumanshu Hotter N'Hot at Khados
 JW, ShCM, IKC Jun Ch
 
also 
 
1st Minor Puppy Dog 
City of Birmingham Championship Show - September 2013
1st Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Dog
Midland Counties Championship Show - October 2013
 
Khados The Pink Wizzard
(Wizz)  

Dog CC and Best Of Breed
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Border Union Championship Show June 2013

CC winners City of Birmingham Championship Show
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September 2013

These awards would never have come about without the tremendous friendship and support of Kirsty and Elise O'Connor, they have been there as my constant companions to help, encourage and support when I have made it to shows and understood without reproach when I just could not face it.  Thank you so much.

 

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect and thank God that it can go at last and a new one begin........ myself and my Tibetan Terrier family would like to thank the wonderful people, near and far, who have been angels in disguise and during this last, most terrible year have lent us their wings when ours had no strength left to fly, you know who you are and I will never forget your kindness, your support and your encouragement to keep going when for a while it seemed  too impossible to carry on but most of all for your help with the safekeeping and welfare of our dogs that meant so very much to David . We wish you the very best that the New Year 2014 can bring especially  health, happiness and love