Sunday, September 27, 2015

Pascal’s Canadian Adventure

CH Northrock’s Athos Pascal

Pacal has had a couple of visits to Canada this past spring and summer.  He is such a great dog and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to spend some time with him.  Earlier this year in April, Pascal came to Ontario to have his health clearances done - his hips are OFA good, elbows normal and he has received his eye, thyroid and heart clearances as well.  

Pascal (CH Northrock’s Athos Pascal) is one of the Coco and Dougy puppies.  He lives in the United States with his co-owners Josh Bandoch and Maria Rogacheva.  You can read more about him on his page.

In July Pascal returned to Canada to be shown.  Our family loves this dog so much.  We took some photos while out on a hike with him - he is a good natured dog and a joy to be around.  We had a wonderful time enjoying nature him.  

Pascal quickly finished his championship going Best of Breed at the Muskoka Kennel Club each show entered.  Pascal was piloted to his wins by his handler and new friend, Peter Scott. We’re grateful to the judges for recognizing Pascal’s quality and delighted that he now has his championship. Congratulations and many thanks to Josh and Maria - he is a lovely dog!

Pascal with Judge Mrs. Rosemary Shoreman and Peter Scott

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


It is with a very heavy heart that I post the news of Gemma’s passing. Last week I had to say goodbye to Gemma.  I was there with her when she came into this world and I am thankful at least that I could be with her when she left.  She died far too young.  She was diagnosed with blastomycosis and unfortunately any chance of her surviving was extremely unlikely.  Her family and I made the decision to help her pass peacefully and end her struggle…sometimes this is the last act of kindness we can show to our dogs.  My grief is still very raw.  

Many thanks to the wonderful vets who helped to care for Gemma and my love and thanks to the Griffith family who opened their hearts and home to Gemma this past spring.  

Gemma (CH Northrock Diamond in the Ruff CGN) 
February 7, 2014 to August 27, 2015.