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Saturday, June 27, 2009

We're Celebrating: Happy Birthday LuAnne!

The earliest photo of "LuAnne". This is at about 7 1/2 weeks of age.
LuAnne at eight weeks. She was pretty special to us right from the start. Our first blue, and the smallest newborn we had that ever survived (2 1/2 ounces). She was so pretty even then...soft grey, pink belly, all the flash. Plus the outline; that was evident even as a tiny baby.
She was slower to mature, but so very elegant at 10 months of age at the Chicago National.She's had an impressive record at the Specialties. Winning the CSSA National owner handled, BOS at the 2005 ASSA National under noted judge Tom Coen, handled by Rachel Pratt.

The following year, she won the Veteran Bitch class and an Award of Merit in her big 'spayed girl' coat. Handled by Julie Desy.
And three years later; once again winning the Veterans class, but this time the 12 Years and Over class and on to an Award of Merit. The response to our girl was overwhelming. I felt very privileged to be escorting our girl in the ring. My first time handling her at ASSA since the Chicago National when she was a baby! Thank you to Rachel Pratt, and Julie Desy and team for helping us with her hair!


We feel so fortunate to have shared our lives with such a special girl. Here she is resting on the deck.

Happy 13th Birthday LuAnne...here's hoping there are many more to come!

15 comments:

Julie June 27, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

Oh~~ I can't believe I got my Sheltie puppy on LuAnne's birthday! I will remember it for many years to come. Please give her lots of kisses for me. She is very special Blue for me as well. She made me fall in love with bi-blues.(Side effect is too much to handle!) Happy Birthday, LuAnne!!

Jo Ann June 27, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

Happy Birthday to LuAnne! She looks amazing for her age (well, for any age but you know what I mean!).

I don't think I've ever seen her look better than she did at ASSA this year at almost 13 years old! She looked great, she showed and moved wonderfully. I'm so glad I was there to see her in the ring. It was truly a highlight!

Happy 13th LuAnne!

Jo Ann

Heather June 27, 2009 at 2:31 PM  

LuAnne is an icon I associate with the success of Laureate Shelties.
LuAnne is an amazing bi-blue; stunning in her look, lovely in personality.
Thanks for sharing your precious memories Kim!
Happy Happy Birthday LuAnne!! - you are so loved.

Heather

Diana June 27, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

Happy Birthday. She is beautiful. Diana

Mont'Alves June 27, 2009 at 6:40 PM  

i can see that she is very special. I wish her all the best and a lot of health for the future.
She is lovely.
Congratulations Kim.

chenn June 27, 2009 at 8:51 PM  

Happy birthday LuAnne!
You are my favorite girl!

Daniela June 27, 2009 at 9:49 PM  

Happy Birthday LuAnne! Sweet kisses from Brazil!

anamchara1 June 27, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

Happy Happy Birthday, BooBoo!! I can't believe it was *that* along ago that I first met you ... you have defied aging on all fronts and have truly just bloomed and matured, and I am privileged to have co-bred litters with two of your beautiful daughters. You ARE the gold standard, my dear, in EVERY colour!! :)

Hugs & butt scratches ...
Bren

Suanne June 28, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

Happy Birthday, LuAnne - she takes my breath away.

Vanesa June 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM  

Happy birthday LuAnne!
She is beautiful and special girl!
Congratulations Kim!!!!!!!!

Cool Design Shelties June 29, 2009 at 6:52 AM  

Happy birthday LuAnne! You are such a beautiful girl :o)

//Bente

Capprimas-Stars June 29, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

Happy Birthday to LuAnne.Love her expression. :)

Conan & Sujun
Singapore

Nat June 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

Happy birthday LuAnne! She's so beautiful, you can't even tell that she's 13 at all! A result of all the love she's received over the years by her human "parents." :)

~Nat

Laureate June 29, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

Thanks everyone for you kind comments. We had a great day of celebration. We started with cheese omelettes in the morning shared with all then dogs, then in the afternoon I made her a cake, with Gabi and Tira cleaning up the pot. Steak for dinner was shared with her and her friends...a bit of cake afterwards, it was a good time.

Kim

Anonymous December 14, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

Look at that sweetheart! SO beautiful. I'm so sad we only got 10 years with our sheltie baby.

Nell

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