Our Pets

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.

John Muir

new zealand 001-2George was picked up by someone who couldn’t keep him as she had too many pets.  She paid for his care, shots, etc. The vet knew I (Barb) had just lost my greyhound and called to see if I would be interested, and the rest is history.  He will enjoy being spoiled at the kennel when I am gone to Antarctica.


Lola is a 10-year-old Airedale Terrier who rules my (Linda’s) household. Her registered name is Ch Stirling Laughing Out Loud, which describes her role in the family. She loves chasing squirrels, food, playing tug with Gimli, and sitting on the deck surveying her domain. She is very good at communicating her desires – be it treats, dinner, time for bed, water, or going outside (or in, or out, or in, or out; you would think she’s a cat :-).  She gets shaggy in the winter and trimmed down in the summer.

The photos show her in her lounging on the couch, winter shaggy, and during her show dog days. I groomed and showed her myself. Grooming a wire-coated terrier is an art, so I’m especially proud of that achievement.

OnTheChairAnd here is the other member of my (Linda’s) household. Gimli is a Sealyham Terrier, just turned one year old (Jan. 2016). He is the funniest clown ever to brighten up my life. He loves to play with his toys, tug of war with Lola, cuddling on the couch, charming everyone he meets, and tracking. I look forward to playing lots of dog sports with him.GimliSitsUp







Can’t wait to meet our newest member puppies from Oregon!

Stewart & Finnegan

Karen & Ciara



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