Margaret on April 28th, 2009

Alleged to be worth $4.2 million,  a young Thai jewelry designer,  Riwin Jirapolsek, crafted a tiara for his pet 15 year old Maltese.  The tiara is reported to be made from titanium, encrusted with 250-carats of diamonds and emeralds and these precious stones were given to the jewelry designer by his mother. He is now […]

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Margaret on April 26th, 2009

Laughing at a dog show Here’s a report (unfortunately I don’t know who wrote the below but I saw it in a magazine) First tme at a dog show, I’ll tell you quite plain. I’ll never, no never, go near one again. The breeder said “show him” when I bought my dog I showed him […]

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Margaret on April 26th, 2009

After the Annual General Meeting, the Barbados Kennel Club held its Annual Awards Dinner to honour the owners of the top show dogs on the island for 2008. Top dog went to the Min. Schnauzer which always won its group (60 points) and only had the Akitas to compete against.  It did, however, win a […]

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Margaret on April 24th, 2009

The B’dos. Kennel Club held its Annual General Meeting for the year which ended on July 31st, 2008 on April 23rd, 2009 at The Barbados Yacht Club at 6:00 pm. The B’dos. Kennel Club has shared facilities with other dog clubs which include a club house and the grounds at Waterford.  That is where the […]

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Margaret on April 12th, 2009

The new White House puppy has finally arrived and it is one of the breeds the family was considering.  It did not, however, come from a shelter (as had originally being talked about). The Portuguese Water Dog is considered a rare breed and it would be unusual to pick up a PWD from a shelter. […]

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Margaret on April 11th, 2009

GSD breeder, Linda Brown,  was thrilled when Joe Biden purchased a German Shepherd puppy from her.  But now she says her life has been threatened, and she has been investigated and scored by people because of the sale. She says the backlash came from people who felt tha the Bidens should have rescued a puppy […]

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Margaret on April 10th, 2009

Interesting story with a happy ending. In November last year, an Australian cattle dog was on a boat with its owners when due to rough seas, “Sophie” fell overboard and the owners thought, after being unable to find her, that she must have drowned with the rough waves. “Sophie” however, swam 5 nautical miles to […]

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Margaret on April 4th, 2009

I enjoyed a stroll with one of my friends on the “Barbados Boardwalk”.  Lots of tourists were enjoying the beauty of the ocean stretch from Rockley to Hastings, the reefs and the warmth of our sunshine.  I do wish the “Boardwalk” could be extended further.  Yes, it costs a lot of money but we are […]

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