When the time came for us to get another bitch, we knew it had to be a puppy from CH Marymore First Triple Axel. "Midori" was one of the best bitches we'd seen, and we had a high confidence level in Mary's breeding program .
Getting Gabby from the West Coast was a challenge. First, we needed help picking which of the two girls would be ours. Professional handler Gabriel Rangel made the choice for us...hence Gabby's name. Our friend Meg brought her back on a return business trip. Gabby fit right in...and this California girl didn't really have any problems with our weather.
While she was sometimes shown by professional handlers Ernesto Lara and Andrew Green...and once by her very special friend, Gabriel...John mostly showed Gabby. He finished her at the Delaware Valley Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club supported entry at the Somerset Hills Kennel Club show.
Gabby's first litter out of CH Edgewood Dream Catcher gave us BobDog and Rudi…and became a foundation for our program. Rudi gave us Zoey and gave Mary her Mika…and the future looks bright for Gabby's granddaughters in the whelping box.
Gabby returned to the ring in October 2012, winning BOS at the SCWTCA 50th Anniversary Veteran Sweepstakes...where no one believed she was THAT old!
We said goodbye to Gabby when she was 13 years and 8 months old…she will live on in our hearts as that silly puppy for years to come.