dogs are special in their own way, but Ashley will always be my special
Ashley brought so much into my life. She was a lovely bitch of exceptional
quality. She had a gorgeous front, and extended side gait. Her head was
detailed, lean & smooth as glass - and improved as she aged.
I think she was most awesome at the age of 9. Every year, I thought "this
is it, She's ready". But the following year she'd be even better. But,
her quality aside, Ashley was a teacher. She taught me the ins and out
of the dog shows. That I should be patient, and wait for a dog to mature.
To be humble, as a biblack presents its own challenges in sable country.
To persevere, and have faith in my dog. All her points were owner handled
except the first 3. Though we went to a lot of shows, with each one we
learned to analyze our losses and our wins, study judges, and perfect our
Most of all, she introduced me to a world of good friends, especially Marilyn Marlow, Rick Thompson, Anne Laney, and Trisha Dowling.
Cancer stole Ashley away too young, but she is here in every dog today that carries the Echowyn prefix.
email Krys Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org