Alma is an extremely sweet and affectionate dog. She is with us out of a very unfortunate situation. We just adore her and are thrilled to have her but it is a bitter-sweet situation.
She was bought and imported from the U.S. by my friend Kathy Blake of Port O'Kay Kennel. Many people in the Ottawa Area knew Kathy because of her love and dedication to PWD's. She had two PWD's, Arctium and Lontra before adopting Alma. Arctium was Kathy's first PWD and Lontra was purchased with the intentions of breeding. Kathy and Lontra had 3 litters before Lontra was spayed. Kathy adored having puppies around and kept close tabs on them after she sold them.
Kathy and Arctium
Kathy with Lontra and Arctium
Lontra, Kathy & Arctium
After Lontra was spayed, Kathy enjoyed her two adult dogs but still craved having puppies around. She found Alma in the U.S. She was very fortunate to make the acquaintance of Cathy Abbruzzese (Harborlights) and Rita O'Sylvia (Da Praia). Both wonderful ladies, who now I have the pleasure of knowing.
Shortly after Kathy adopted Alma, Kathy became ill. After a long year and taking steps towards recovery, Kathy passed away due to complications.
Through this tragic turn of events, we took Alma with the intentions of adding her to our family and continuing Kathy's dream of having puppies.
While Kathy will not be physically here to enjoy Alma's puppies, we hope that she is here with us in spirit and we will take care of Alma in Kathy's honor.
Alma is a super sweet, floppy girl! She is curious, brave, loves to swim and gets along with any dog. She is more submissive than the other dogs and more wiggly. She will climb ladders, jump off of high spots, take the other dogs adventuring or go off on her own. She is a fish and loves to be in the water. If she's not in the water... she likes to be on the couch like a rag doll!