CH. Casa Hoya's Glamorous "Grace"
Grace was the foundation female for our breeding program. She is THE most wonderful girl. Sweet, affectionate, easy & soft to train, cuddly, athletic & agile but never rough or too boisterous. She whelped beautiful puppies and was an absolutely wonderful Dam to her babies. She is an 'easy keeper' with no medical issues. At 6 1/2 years old, we kept her grand-daughter Dizzy, out of Vida. At that point, we felt it was time to let her have the couch and lazy life. Wanting her to be the spoiled princess she absolutely deserved to be. In our house, with 4 (at the time) other dogs, 2 kids and daily exercise that was behind two horses, relaxation and serenity was not to be found! So, in a bitter sweet decision, we placed Grace with a wonderful couple, Deb and Bob, who had one of Graces first daughters. They have had her since March 2014 and she is loved and adored. I can't express my gratitude enough, to Deb and Bob for taking care and loving 'my' girl, who I miss dearly but don't doubt for a minute that she is in the best possible family for her now. Grace is spayed and enjoys relaxing daily walks, uninterupted couch time and summers at the cottage, taking it easy on the boat or lying in the sun with 'dips' into the lake to cool off.
"Grace" was flown to us from Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sunday July 8, 2007. Thanks to Ilona Griffioen of Casahoya's Portuguese Water Dogs in the Netherlands, who sent me this precious little girl. And thanks to Kristin and Jason of Bristol, Connecticut who were kind enough to bring Grace to the U.S.A. with her brother Achilles.
Grace is the closest dog on the left. She was part of our 5 dog sled team :-)
Grace meets Gulliver for the first time
Grace eats her food while Mama Chat (our cat) watches for any spare kibble!
Finally!! Fergus gets pestered!! My, how the tables have turned! I think Tiago is happy!
Tiago's not happy for long! Grace takes a turn at him! ( I think he likes it though!)
Grace, 11 weeks old ( I tried my best to get her "stacked"! Not easy with a 11 week old!)
Grace at the PWDCC Water Trials - Guelph, ON. Aug. 10-12/07 Meeting New Friends!
Grace hangs out - cautiously - with Mama Chat
Grace - 16 weeks
Grace sitting 18 weeks
Grace in puppy class - socializing
"Who wants to hang out with boys anyways"!
Grace 27 weeks
Grace gets her first 2 points on Nov. 17th!! She showed SO incredibly well, behaving so well, trotting around the ring like the beautiful girl she is - her "Mama" was SOOOO proud. What a little Princess she is!
Linda Thompson and Tiago - Me and Grace
Grace 8.5 months
Grace 14 months
On Aug. 30, 2008 my little lady and I achieved our Canadian Champion status at the Corwall Kennel Club show under Judge Robert Whitney.
CH. Casahoyas Glamorous "Grace"
Thanks to Linda Thompson and Shari Robinson for ALL the grooming, coaching, handling and friendship that they gave to Grace and I throughout our journey.