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            A TRIBUTE TO A SPECIAL FRIEND



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                                GOING BOB AND GROUP 3 WITH

                                   A/C CH. KISHNIG'S LIN COLN

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     SUSIE BLANCHARD AND I MET MANY YEARS AGO WHEN I PURCHASED MY FIRST BORZOI FROM HER. FROM THAT MOMENT, OUR FRIENDSHIP AND LOVE FOR BORZOI AND DOG SHOWING GREW.

     WEEKENDS USUALLY FOUND US PACKING UP A NUMBER OF DOGS IN A VAN, MOTORHOME OR WHATEVER MODE OF TRANSPORTATION WAS AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.  TO SAY THAT WE SHARED A NUMBER OF HILARIOUS, EXCITING AS WELL AS DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCES OVER THE YEARS WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

      ALWAYS READY TO GO TO A SHOW,  I ADMIRED MY FRIEND'S DEDICATION AND CONTINUAL DETERMINATION TO PRODUCE AND SHOW THE BEST SHE COULD.

     UNFORTUNATELY, LAST YEAR , AFTER CANCER HAD RAVAGED HER BODY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, SHE WAS TAKEN FROM US. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HELP HER  ACCOMPLISH HER LAST WISH IN THE FEW WEEKS BEFORE HER DEATH. SUSIE WANTED TO GO TO THE CANADIAN SHOWS ONE LAST TIME. COMPLETE WITH DOGS, OXYGEN AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES WE HEADED TO CANADA. IT WAS TO BE HER LAST SHOW. BARELY ABLE TO GET AROUND, SHE WHEELED HER WAY AROUND THE SHOW IN A GOLF CART.

   I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER SPIRIT AND HER GREAT LOVE FOR THE DOGS. I AM SURE SHE AWAITS ALL OF HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT THE "RAINBOW BRIDGE", TENDING TO ALL THE CRITTERS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE. FOR WHERE ELSE WOULD ONE EXPECT HER TO BE set4jbar.gif (13173 bytes)

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