THE BABIES HAVE ARRIVED !
We are excited to announce the arrival of puppies from our tri girl, Classic's Viva Victoria, CD, RN, BN, CGC and the blue Grand Champion Breyston's Kismet Fashion Statement. On April 13, Vicki presented us with a beautiful blue boy, a flashy tri boy and a precious tri girl. Stand by for more updates.
On March 7th Tomas celebrated his 85th birthday judging Best In Show for the Greater Kerrville Club's very first show.
This Chinese Shar Pei topped an entry of over 600 dogs.
Our tri boy "Sarge" - Champion Classic's The Quartermaster - now sports two new obedience titles: BN - Beginner Novice and RN - Rally Novice.
Judge Kenneth Kincaid from Orlando, Floria presented these awards at the San Antonio Dog Training trials.
Who can believe that from the nearly 200 dogs in competition our Sarge was the only Sheltie present!
Corpus Christi, Texas
Everyone was eager to start the new year dog shows at Corpus Christi. On Sunday, January 20th, this Shiba Inu topped most of the Non Sporting breeds.
COUNCIL BLUFFS K.C. OF IOWA.
This big fellow is truly a Mastiff of superior quality. Alane could not ignore.
At the Brazoria Kennel Club Show in Humble, TX
Alane chose this lovely sable Sheltie for Best of Breed and First in the Herding Group.
This outstanding Pomeranian topped the breed at the Greater Houston Specialty.
Alane was impressed with this little fellow's outstanding breed type and character.
A PORTUGAL PILGRIMAGE
THE AMAZING ACTION-FILLED HISTORY COVERS MANY CENTURIES OF RIOTS, REVOLTS, ROYALTY AND TREATIES TO DETERMINE PORTUGAL'S CURRENT TERRITORY.
OUR GOAL WAS TO VISIT THIS FASCINATING COUNTRY AND TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS REVEALED ON THE APPARITIONS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IN 1917 TO THE 3 YOUNG SHEPHERDS IN FATIMA.
WE GIVE MUCH CREDIT TO OUR GUIDE JULIO PEREIRA , A NATIVE OF FATIMA, WHOSE FAITH AND DEDICATION TO GOD AND HIS COUNTRY IS INSPIRING.
JULIO PERSONALLY ESCORTED US THROUGH TOWN AFTER TOWN, THROUGH CATHEDRAL AFTER CATHEDRAL. WE WALKED FOR MILES UP AND DOWN HILLS.
AS MODERN DAY SENIORS WE FIND IT INCOMPREHENSIBLE HOW THESE FAITH-FILLED, GOD FEARING FOLKS COULD CREATE SUCH MAGNIFICENT MONUMENTS AND OTHERS QUITE MONSTROUS.
TOMAS & JULIO TAKING ROUTE TO LOCA DE ANJO
THIS TREE HAS A CROSS WHERE APPARITION TOOK PLACE
WE ARE WELCOMED BY THIS 99 YEAR OLD LADY WHO IS A COUSIN TO SHEPHERDESS, LUCIA
JULIO INTRODUCES US TO THE SHEEP LIKE THOSE CARED FOR BY THE 3 SHEPHERDS.
LIKE THE PIETA OF ITALY, THE PORTUGUESE CREATED THIS MONUMENT TO JESUS AND MARY
THE SANCTUARY CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
STATUE OF KING D. JOHN III (1502-1557)
OUR LADY OF GOOD DEATH WITH CHERUBS IN THE BACKGROUND
TOMAS ENCOUNTERS LOCAL MARCHING MUSICIANS THROUGH TOWN INSIDE A CASTLE.
NAZARE BEACH CLAIMS TO HAVE THE WORLD'S HIGHEST OCEAN WAVES.
ALANE CAREFULLY WALKED DOWN TO THE ATLANTIC TO FEEL THE FRESH COOL WATERS ON HER FEET.
WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS SCULPTURE REPRESENTS
THIS FORT WAS BUILT TO DEFEND THE ENTRANCE OF LISBON AT THE TAJO RIVER.
CASTLE WALLS CAN ENDURE FOREVER
NARROW PEBBLED STREETS WERE DIFFICULT TO WALK ON
IN COIMBRA WE ADMIRED THIS PAINTING ON TILES BY THE STREET WALL
THE CATHEDRAL STATUES INCLUDE SOME BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL WHILE OTHERS ARE PAINFULLY REALISTIC.
WE STAND IN AWE ADMIRING THIS STATUE OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
STATUES OF THE LITTLE SHEPHERDS, LUCIA, FRANCISCO AND JACINTA AT THE SITE OF ONE OF THE APPARITIONS
FOR SEVEN DAYS WE LOOKED FOR A PUREBRED DOG, THEN ON THE VERY LAST DAY WE SPOTTED THIS BORDER COLLIE.
"Great Dogs will always run to the head of the pack."
[The Rising Stars]
[The Former Stars]