canine family will grew by one this spring!
picture to the right is of one-year-old Tatra at one of her ribbon-winning
shows when she was known as Rise N Shine Sweet Tart. A bad knee
with no patella groove has taken her off that time-line, but has
enabled us to welcome her to our house. She had the last necessary
surgeries on her joint late in March and was spayed at the same
time; now all she needs is a bit of therapy and the time to regrow
her tummy and right hip fur. Fortunately, we have lots of experience
with taking care of dogs with bad knees — and the surgical
repairs for such problems is so much better now than back in the
is Sark's size, maybe a tad smaller; Cutter, at nearly twice his
and her size, will still be Top Bitch. The three dogs are still
working out their relationship, but matters improve daily. Cutter
is definitely Elder Sister, with all the attendent respect that
title acrues; Sark is slowly working out the boy-girl relationship.
Tatra herself is bouncy, and licky, and smart.
with Tatra's (and
breeder, Julie Clemons, at: Rise
N Shine Poms.
you live in western Washington state and have a small dog you
need to board, Julie has a wonderful facility in the countryside
of Olympia. Check it out at: Little