Betty's turn - The very first photos I saw of Sage (AKA The Grumpy Granny for her iron paw in raising pups) were of her being stacked by her breeder, Karen Ibbitson - Malhaven, at 10 weeks and I knew she had to come home to me. She stole my heart in that photo and kept it safe for all her short time with me. She was 10 1/2 when we made the painful decision to let her go with dignity.
During her time with me Sage had Rodney Remin, her co-owner, on the end of her lead for most of her career. 16 weeks after her first litter she went Group 3 in tough competition with the judge stating 'she is a little soft in the loin for me'. I wish someone had gotten the look on her face when she was told she was 16 weeks out of the whelping box. She was shown just a few times after her second litter. Her first time back in the ring was with an entry of 35 GSP for a supported entry weekend. She picked up a Group 1 and Group 2 losing only to her son Andy.
She leaves a legacy of sound, birdy dogs who are devoted companions that do whatever is asked of them giving 110% just like her.
Jay's turn - Sage came into my life as a small puppy and from that day on she changed my life in so many ways. She was officially known as Am Can CH NMK’s Bruneau River Sage JH or to those who knew her well Sadikis. She was my first champion and junior hunter and also produced my first homebred Champions Coke, Cupid (Names) and Am Can CH Bruneau Rvr Dnt Ms A Thing JH Missy. She always loved the field and birds and one could never ask for a more intense point or heart in the field. She was my first dog I trained to be completely broke and we had too many wonderful days in the field to name one.