As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving! As you prepare your holiday meal, take time to appreciate all the things in your life that are good and positive. We all have "bad" days and a multitude of lousy things that happen to us that make us cry, "Why me?" but I truly believe that if we take even a few minutes to count our blessings, we soon realize life is good.
I tried that last night as I walked from my office to the parking lot after work. My goodness, even in that walk of no more than a block, I had a long, long list and I had not even begun!
We're soon headed to the three days of shows in Belleville, Illinois, on November 30, December 1 and 2. I'm taking Rafe and Windy. As far as plans go for now, these will be our last shows until spring. It will be good to be together with the midwest Lhasa people again. This show has drawn quite a few Lhasas from WI, IL, MO and I don't know where else! We have majors in both sexes each day and five specials.
The news that many of you have been waiting for is that we will soon have puppies. Maggie was bred to Rafe and the puppies are due December 7. If you emailed or called and asked to be put on a waiting list, let me know if you are still interested.
Below are pictures of Rafe and Maggie, the sire and dam of the expected litter. The one of Maggie is a portrait drawn by AKC judge and artist Ann Hier. Ann really captured Maggie in her drawing.
|Ch. Joyslyn's Inherit the Wind|
|Ch. Joyslyn's Moonlight Magic|
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!
Count your Lhasa(s) when you count your blessings because….Life is good when you have a Lhasa to love you!