This is not an easy update for me to write. On the night of June 1, we lost our beloved Manson in bloat. It feels so unfair that there was such a thing that would take him away from us, he was so energetic and happy and on the day he was as usual a one-hour walk on the mountain. While it 's nice that everything happened so fast, it feels somehow that his time was not quite come yet. Manson was not only my first Dogue de Bordeaux, but he was my first dog. When he moved in with us, we had waited a long time to find the perfect dog, and he was perfect in every way. He was my best friend for almost ten years and the longing for him is huge. There is so much I would like to write in praise of him, but I find simply no words that fit for it. There will never be anyone who can fill the emptiness he left behind. R.I.P our beloved Manson.
It was a little confused for Bulten, Hoffe and Viva when Manson disappeared. Bulten especially missed him, he ate poorly in a week and was very low. Luckily Vivas started got in heat a week after Manson's death and then the boys got something else to think about, which was just fine. Now they have found their places all three and it's good I think.
We were on puppy reunion with family Allbrand in September and it was very nice. To the meeting had Betty and David booked into two Field Tracking Judge to those who wanted to got to try to go tests and open class track with their dogs. My three was approved on the tests on Friday and on Saturday they went an approved open class track. They were so talented and I am so impressed with my babies. Hoffe was so good so I decided to go one open class track with him on Sunday and even that track was approved :)
Me and Sanna was in Holland a weekend to go to the Dutch club match. It was a very nice event with many beautiful dogs. But the most fun of all with the trip was that I got the opportunity to meet Dennis, Hoffes dad's breeder. He was at a vaccation from the United States and stayed with Mandy at Just Delight 's Kennel and we were there on a visit. Mandy had arranged a house for me and Sanna who was five minutes from her home :) It was very nice and informative to discuss with both Mandy and Dennis, they have been in the breed for many years and possesses an incredible knowledge and experience. I even got the possibility to meet a Facebook friend named Annmarie and it was very nice to finally meet her live :)
Dennis with one of his breedings Von Hof´s Cajun, living at Kennel Just Delight.
Another funny thing that happened is that Bulten ended up on the cover of the reissue of the French La Saga book. It was a really nice surprise :)
Mr Triquet with his book and Bulten on the cover! Tnx for this picture Annmarie Hoekstra!
On Friday 25/10, it's a very special guy's birthday, then our beloved Hoffe will be two years old :) I can not believe it has already been two years since I was in Gothenburg with Bettan and David, and helped Natasha to gave birth to the little bundle. He is a wonderful guy who really compliment our existence :)