Ch. Whitegates Only In Dreams and me, in 1994 when she finished her Championship. "Katie" was co-owned with good friends of ours and was their first Sheltie bitch. She started out with a road trip to the Canadian National '94 in Nova Scotia where she delighted all of us by winning her Sweeps class as well as her large (9 entries) 12-18 class under judge Barbara Linden. Katie also gave her new owners their first homebred Champion from their (and Katie's) first litter, Ch. Blueprint's Dare To Dream, CGC, HI, FM.
Katie had two litters and then went to live with close family of her owners. She was adored by them for the next 13 years. I know they miss her deeply as she was very much an intregral part of their family. They shared the next two pictures of Katie with me, both taken this past year when Katie was 17.
Katie with one of her girls. In her note to me she said "thank you for being the breeder of my best friend". Well now. How nice is that? In turn, who could have asked for a better life for this dog.
Katie's favourite spot, under the lilac tree in the garden. She doesn't look that much different in this picture at 17 1/2 years old from the show picture above at age 1 1/2 years.
Rest in peace, sweet girl. There sure are many good and happy memories held by a lot of people around this one dog's very long and full life.
Ch. Whitegates Only In Dreams
Am. Ch. Dundee Amos Moses, ROM/ROMC ex BIS/BISS Am./Can. Ch. Whitegates Only Make Believe
January 14, 1993 - December 10, 2010