Friday, January 4, 2013

Here We Go Again


After the sudden loss of our beautiful Stormy, we didn't know if we wanted another dog. After a few dogless walks I knew we wouldn't last long before we got another dog. My son feeling bad for his dad called Charlotte at Conway Kennels, the kennel that trained Stormy to be the awesome hunter she was, and asked her about available dogs or puppies. She did have a litter and she also had a couple of older pups. So with the knowledge that Conway had a 15 month old female pup that didn't quite make it in the field trial world we headed up to Camano Island to visit my dad and his wife and make a side trip to Conway to look at dogs.

Talk about a good day.....pizza and 3 generations dog shopping . That's the way to my heart for sure.

After a delicious lunch we drove over to see the dog(s). Before we saw her I had my heart on Kay the young female. Conway Kennel is a beautiful training and boarding facility on 80 acres in the heart of the Skagit Valley farmlands. Their specialty is hunting and field trial dogs.  They trained Stormy years ago and there was not a better trained personal hunting dog around. They also trained my dad's perfect dog, Sophie.
Well, needless to say, we brought that young dog home for a trial basis and it is safe to say she's not going back. She's got a big motor but since Keith is known to do some extreme hunting she will be able to keep up. She is smart and willing and just might motivate me to get back into the obedience ring.


So meet Minter Bay Special K. We call her K. I must have suggested a million times to  Keith that he could change her name but he likes it and it's his dog so it's growing on me. I've called her Stormy too many times.
She was bred at Conway and her sire is a field champion and her mother is out of a National Ch. so her pedigree says this dog hunts!
We are very excited to welcome her home to our family. Thanks Conway for this beautiful sweetie with a big motor.

We hope to make you proud.


9 comments:

Marigold said...

First of all, Oh, no! Not losing another one! We are about ready to kick 2012 in the behind! But Yay! A new dog. I sure hope you get the picture posting issue resolved. We MUST see a picture for sure!

Terry said...

New Dog Joy for the New Year. Excellent.

Marigold said...

Ah! You got it sorted out! She is just BEAUTIFUL!

Clare said...

Great news, Wendy! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

Lisa said...

Oh, those eyes! She's beautiful.

petoskystone said...

Beautiful girl! She looks ready to please, & such a smile )

small farm girl said...

Such a cutie! Oh ya, she is a keeper!

spinsister said...

Oh K you are one lucky dog!

Thefarmerswife said...

Love those Labs! Enjoy and hang on for the ride.