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Dream-Come-True…

  Being my sister’s birthday, July 25th has always been a memorable date.  But on that date of this particular year one of my dreams came true…   The whole experience is sort-of-a blur to me now, and even at the time it had a surreal feel.  But I still have tiny bruises from pinching myself so many […]

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Weekend In Seward…

    The ride to Seward is 127 miles of gorgeous and the final destination is nothing short of divine. My friend has a comfy cabin tucked away on a wooded lot very close to the beach and mountains that border Resurrection Bay.  So together we had a weekend to explore paradise…     The Beach at […]

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One Is Like None. Two Are Like Ten…

    “One is like none.  Two are like ten…” Many years ago my sister said this of children.  But did I follow her advice?  Absolutely not.  I had the second child, and all was well with the world.  Two felt like little more than two.  Now I cannot speak for others, as all children […]

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Palmer: Show Day 2 of 3…

  The Kerry Show Team jumped out of bed and off to the neighborhood high school track early this morning to wear off some of that EXTRA terrier energy.  20 minutes of gaiting beside the bike took the edge off my boy.  From there we groomed out the fair grounds of yesterday, and easily took Best […]

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I’m Just For Love…

  Our 3-day show in Palmer, Alaska is perhaps our most competitive.  The mountains afar make the fair grounds a breath taking venue.  And the easy commute from our international airport in Anchorage makes the show easily accessible to those in the lower 48.  So there’s no surprise that a good handful of handlers and […]

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Soldotna…

The Kenai Kennel Club hosts an annual all-breed dog show in Soldotna, Alaska.  This is an event we truly look forward to, as the commute between is a worthwhile adventure.  There are 150 miles of gorgeous that first pass by the Turnagain Arm before unwinding through the Chugach National Forest.   From there we pass […]

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Update…

  Stirling O’Hanluan is quite a handful.  He may not look especially big, but you can’t tell him that.  But he thrives on my attention, and at 2 years old he is darn near civilized…     …Dog showing has been going well. Stirling was awarded his Championship at Purina Farms in June, and won […]

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Champion Stirling O’Hanluan

Where does one begin?  We learn so much along the way…       Please allow me to extend heartfelt appreciation for family friends and supporters who have taken witness of the comedy of errors that have unfolded as we’ve learned to play this sport well.  Words seem to fall short compared to the treasured […]