Monday, May 9, 2011


In honor of our "Mothers" for Mother's Day, many of my Facebook friends were putting photos of themselves with their Mothers. I did the same and put up a more recent photo of my Mother and I at a business convention not so many years ago.
Since I have been very bad about updating the blog, I thought I would dig out this old photo of my Mother (standing behind me) along with myself handling her dog "Jay Jay".

My Mother has always been a Schnauzer lover. (I grew up in a house and farm full of Mini Schnauzers). However when I began handling professionally, she decided to get involved, by purchasing herself a Standard Schnauzer for herself (that I could handle for her).

This photo was taken when Jay was just barely 6 mos old. It was his VERY first show ever, and it was the National Specialty. To put it mildly the boy CLEANED UP!!

I still remember after all the other handlers congratulated me, and my mom was holding her pile of 'loot" she has won as prizes (Nationals always do give neat stuff away). She commented to me " Do you think we can get a photo of this?"

Yeah Mom we ARE getting a photo of this!!

Jay Jay went on to be a VERY successful showdog, and even was campaigned to be the #1 black Std. Schnauzer the year he was campagined. But the thing he did that by far was MORE successful, was he was my Mother's best buddy. He rode EVERYWHERE with her, he went to her retail shop, he slept on her bed, he was her 'service' dog. He was just IT ALL!!

Jay Jay has sadly passed some years ago, and he is still missed and talked about often!!

So this post is a HAPPY belated MOTHER'S Day to ALL!!

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