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December 28, 1998 - April 2, 2015
Loved by: Allison Platt
Spenser was always a charismatic dog from the time I picked him out of a litter of four (bred by Marcia Lozes) at 12 weeks through winning his first points as BOW at Montgomery, through the two times he won BOB at Westminster, until the day he died. He loved to show more than anything, and Carolyn Reinders who showed him, said Spenser regarded she and her husband not as his handlers, but as his staff. We won more than 100 group firsts, many specialties, and one Best in Show. He also earned a TD because it was important to me, but it was his last track because it wasn't important to him! I was lucky to be owned by him, and I will never forget my handsome boy.
COD: failing health at 16.3 years
March 16, 1999 - June 16, 2014
Loved by: Stevann Wilson
Duncan was a fabulous show dog, from his first show weekend winning 6-9 Puppy Dog at Montgomery, to his next show weekend a month later at the age of 8 months taking a Group Two on Saturday and a Group One on Sunday, to his last show appearance winning Select Dog at the Trinity Valley Specialty at the age of 14. He also earned his CGC, demonstrating that he was not just a pretty face. Duncan loved his "people" and his Westie housemates with the passion and devotion that exemplifies the true Westie spirit. He was an amazingly healthy boy until he suffered a massive stroke on the day he died. We were incredibly fortunate to have him in our lives, and he will be with us in memory always.
COD: Stroke at 15 years, 3 months
November 2, 2000 - June 22, 2015
Loved by: Allison Platt
Born on election day 2000, with a memorable name and a big personality, Chad was a devoted companion, champion tracking dog, and breed champion. His parents (Spenser and Sprite) were better known than Chad, but Chad combined Sprite's working ability with Spenser's good looks, passing these qualities on to his pups.
In early January of 2015, I noticed his lymph glands were very swollen, and soon discovered he had Stage 4 Lymphoma. Healthy all his life until this terrible cancer took him away, we fought for a few months and then made him comfortable until the end. At least I had time to say goodbye. Rest in peace, dear Chad.
COD: Lymphoma at 14.5 years
11/30/2008 - -5/07/2022
Loved by: Kathryn Gerber
Murphy was my beloved westie, companion and dear friend for many years. We helped each other through many hard times and he was always there for me. Murphy (“the Guardian”) was a beautiful example to me of unconditional love and taught me how to love others better. He loved to roll in the snow, though he would blend in, as well as the white blankets and quilts he would sit on to be the center of attention. He loved to swim, but only with his owner close by. He was energetic, feisty and certainly had his attitude and personality… kind of like his owner ;) though he has passed away he will live forever in the hearts of those whose lives he touched.
COD: Congestive heart failure and pulmonary hypertension
Aug 3, 2007 - Oct 23, 2023
Loved by: Lindy Barrow & Greg Shively
GEORDIE, Can Am CH Skerryvore's Beachboy O'Skyehigh Geordie was my mother's first show boy. She named him after her late husband. Upon her passing Geordie came to live with me while continuing his show career. He then returned to his breeder, Greg Shively to live out the balance of his stud life and his retirement. Geordie has the sweetest personality, giving love and affection to many. He will be remembered in his offspring and in our hearts.
COD: Died of old age at 16 years, 2 months.