Rocyn Papillons News

Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Year

As we finish this year and look forward into 2007 I would like to take a moment and remember some of the highlights and people of this past year.
Robert, my husband, for a non-dog person he has turned into the most supportive of partners and husbands. He sits ringside at almost all of the shows to watch me "do my thing". I did get him into the ring once this year. I had WB and a special and no one around to help me so I thrust the lead into his hand and pushed him in the ring and told him, "just walk around with the bitch and do what the judge tells you to do". I thank the Goddess above that the judge didn't make him "do" anything.
RuthAnn and Danny Ford of Forevr papillons-Thank you from the bottom and top of my heart for all of the trust and confidence you have had in me this past year. I think we have been a great team. You send me beautiful dogs, Finn, Mogwaii and Chip, to show and I get to go out and have a lot of fun. Who could forget the Blizzard of 06 in New York City. My first blizzard and then winning the big 5 pt major with Forevr Rock Hudson at the Speciality before Westminister, cheering for Willie at the BIG show. The Ohio and South Carolina trip was a blast and I can't wait to do Canfield again next year. And for giving me Desi. She has become such a part of my life and IS the BEST pap I have ever had. THANK YOU!
Brandi Bray and Mike Fowler of Braylor's papillons-Thank you for starting out the year with a bang by inviting us to your home in Texas for New Years, Mike sure can cook!And trusting me with Rita and Penny. They were such loving girls I miss them every day. They have such "melt your heart eyes".
To my many other dog friends and mentors. The list includes but is not limited to the following:
Karen Byrd, Becky McCarty, Mary Hewes, Gloria Lewis, Mary Ellen Hatfield, Lynn Hoffman, Dr. Diane Voss, Lori Landis, and so many others. Thank you to all of you and forgive me for leaving out anyone's name.
Let us ask the Goddess above, or whomever or whatever you believe, for Peace, Health, Happiness, Good Friends, Good Humor and safe driving to wherever you happen to be going.

Happy New Year from all of us at Rocyn Papillons

Movie star spotted in Atlantis

The neighbors were in awe when Cary Grant showed up at my house! Forevr Cary Grant, that is. RuthAnn Ford has sent the most beautiful of boys to me to complete his championship. Shirley Horn had been showing him and he earned 6 points including one of his majors with her.
He took off like a shot. I entered him in 6 shows over 2 weekends and he finished in those 6 shows.
December 9 and 10 Greater Miami Dog Club he goes Winners Dog both days for one point each day. The judges were Ms. Sandra Goose Allen and Mr. Richard Bauer
December 14, Sunshine State Papillon Club Speciality, Orlando, FL, judge Mr. Philip Lanard, Winers Dog and Best of Winners for 3 points (a great birthday gift for me)
Dec 17 Brevard Kennel Club, Orlando, Fl under judge Mrs. Glenda Dawkins, Winners Dog for 4 points and finishing in grand style.
Cary's brother, CH Forevr Errol Flynn, who lives on the west coast of Florida, was also at the shows in the BOB class and watched his brother complete his title. Cary is one of 4 brothers, three of whom have finished their championships.

Desi gets the purple ribbons

November 11, 2006
Hernando County Kennel Club under Mrs. Colleen Brossard, Desi gets in the pretty ribbons for 1 point by going Winners Bitch
She did the same the next day under Mrs Peggy Hauck for another point
The following weekend...
November 16, at Suwannee Valley Kennel Club in beautiful Ocala, FL she went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 2 points this time under judge Mrs. Michelle Billings.
Desi has earned 4 points in 3 back to back shows.

Another driving adventure

October 20
I am departing home for Albany, GA and 3 days of shows. My friend Karen Byrd and I are meeting and sharing a hotel room. We happened to get lucky and quite a few other pap people are also at our hotel.
October 22, Thronateeska Kennel Club, judge Mr. Randy Garren and in the rain Penny goes Winners bitch for 3 points. She needs 1 point to finish.
This was a big pap weekend and 13 of us got together to have dinner at an Italian Restaurant and had a wonderful time laughing and giggling and telling dog stories.
On Sunday, after judging, I drove from Albany up to Nashville, TN to visit with my son and his fiance. They had just weeks before completed their move from Florida to Nashville to allow my son to accept a promotion. The drive was gorgeous with all of the leaves changing. I only wish Robert could have come along to see them. I had a whirlwind tour of the city and a wonderful dinner at a place called Sambuca's that had a live band and their music was great. All too soon it was time to drive back to Marietta, Georgia and meet up with Karen and almost the same bunch of pap people as the weekend before.
This group of shows has always been good for me and this visit was no different.
Oct 26, Griffin Georgia Kennel club with Mrs. Muriel Purkhiser, Karen and her dog, Zack, took 3 points
Oct 27, Griffin GA kennel Club, under judge Mrs. Doris Cozart, Desi took reserve
Oct 28, Kennesaw Kennel Club, under judge Ms. Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine Penny took the 2 points and finished. She will now be known as CH Braylor's Penny Lane! And Karen and Zack took the 3 points for the dogs.
I left right after the pictures were taken but was only able to get as far as Orlando and spent the night with my son and his wife. After a great dinner and a good nights sleep I made it home the next day.

We have a new baby

Lucy, Rocyn's She's On Fire, gave birth on August 9, exactly 2 days after arriving home from Ohio. She had only one puppy and we have named him Zorro because he has a perfect black mask. Desi is being a wonderful big sister and spends almost as much time with the puppy as Lucy. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this little boy will grow up to be just as pretty as his father, Forevr Chippendales Dancer, "Chip", who is not here anymore but living in New Orleans with a family that plans to complete his championship title.

Rita finished her championship

Rita finished her championship at the Heart of America Kennel Club, Aug 26. She went home after the Ohio shows and Brandi Bray, her breeder and owner, finished her at the first show weekend she took her to. She only needed a 3 point major to finish and did so under judge Mrs. Muriel Purkhiser.
CH Braylor's Lovely Rita is just that! Lovely and a Champion.

RuthAnn and I hit the road together

RuthAnn Ford and I are on the road to two big weekends of shows. RA flew into West Palm Beach airport on July 25. We had a wonderful time visiting before we left to go to the shows in Greenville, South Carolina. We stopped the first day of driving in Savannah, GA and completed our trip to Greenville the next day. RA was showing "Luka", Connection Rolls Royce and I was showing one of the 3 bitches I brought along, Rita, Penny or Desi.
July 29, at Hendersonville Kennel Club show in Greenville under Mrs June Penta Penny gets the big 5 pt major, Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex
We then drove to RA's home in Pennsylvania and Danny took us to a wonderful little brew pub in State College. I left the next day to drive to Ohio. I spent one night with my family that lives there. The next day my uncle who owns a beautiful motor home took it over to the Canfield fairgrounds and set it up for me and my dogs. RA and Danny joined me later that afternoon and they set up their RV a few doors down. There were a lot of friends and a lot of fun on the grounds the night before the shows started.
August 3, Fort Stuben Kennel Association under judge Mr. Kenneth Edh RA took a big 4 point major with Luka
August 4, Columbiana County Kennel Club with judge Mrs Charlotte Patterson took another 3 points with Luka
August 6, Mahoning-shenango kennel Club with judge Mrs Joyce Fortney I was showing Forevr Braylor's Gypsy Moon for RA in the 6-9 mo puppy class. This little girl is the consummate showdog. All I had to do was hold onto the lead and she strutted her way into a 4 point major. The judge told me she could not take her eyes off Gypsy.
Robert flew up to Ohio on Saturday to drive home with me and we made it home in 2 days. What a great trip and we surely had fun every night.

Desi makes her first appearance

July 16, 2006
Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club
My beautiful little bitch, Desi, made her first appearance today at the show and tho we didn't win, she really had a good time. Many of my fellow competitors said a lot of really nice things about her and she made the rounds of a lot of laps.
A little history. Desi is the get of two animals that I had the priviledge of showing to their championships. Her sire is Kingshaven Uphold the Dream, "Finn". Her dam is Forevr Burning Memories, "Pricilla". I am very grateful to Ruth Ann and Danny Ford for giving me the opportunity to own and show such a beautiful little girl. She holds such promise and my heart neath her little paws. Watch for her to really shine.

Penny wins again

July 15, 2006
Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club in West Palm Beach, FL
Our judge today was Mr. Kenneth Miller and he gave Penny Winners Bitch for 1 point.

Rita gets the purple

July 9, 2006
Greater Venice Dog Club in Sarasota, Florida
Our judge, Mrs. Margo Klingler, gave Rita Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 2 points.

Penny gets into the pretty ribbons

July 1, 2006
The Toy Dog Club of Central Florida held their show this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Our judge was Mr. Daryl Vice and he awarded Penny her first points with me as her handler. She was Winners Bitch for 2 points.
She came with 3 points to her credit so this gives her 5. We have 10 more to go.

Penny arrives at Rocyn

March 28, 2006
Braylor's Penny Lane, aka "Penny" is here from our friends, Mike and Brandi, in Texas. She joins her sister Braylor's Lovely Rita. She is as beautiful as her sister, a tad bigger and loves everyone. She is sure to do well at the shows.