Shelia Harmer has kindly sent us the following obituary for Molly Knot. “Mollie Knott died on 27th January age 92 and had been in a Nursing Home for some months. The funeral, to be arranged, will be at Worthing Crematorium and private for family only.
Mollie had Salukis from 1951 starting with a rescue, Salome, that she called Sally. She lost her last saluki, Ishieya Iksiir of Telika (Shah), in 2012 which had been bred by Doreen Stansfield. Between 1951 and 2012 she had had 16 Salukis and made up four Champions. In the 1980's her Sekooshoo Elouise (Lisa), bred by Kevin Carter, was the youngest saluki bitch to achieve a Junior Warrant at the age of nine months. Mollie had also judged the breed at Championship level for many years.” The four champions mentioned above were Ch Rose Emblem of Daxlore, Ch Mumtaz Saki of Telika, Ch Star Comet of Daxlore and Ch Khaimi Sharni of Telika. Our condolences to Anna, Molly’s daughter.
Sheila has also informed us of the passing of Christine Lidgley. “She died on 13th January, lived in Beaconsfield, Bucks, and had Salukis for a number of years. She started with Bedouin Salukis from Jean James, I think in the early 80's, and her last was a Cottonore bred by Anne McIntosh. She adored the breed and was always a very generous donor to Saluki Welfare.”
Recently we were looking for a ‘dog-friendly pub to meet up with some friends. The following is the write up we found on trip advisor. “Our Labrador was welcome in all parts of the pub. We had a lovely freshly cooked meal and the dog was able to choose a dog meal from a choice of four options, all £3.95 and could be small, medium or large potions. Our dog had a large pasta, with sausage and bacon served in a large dog bowl. He was very impressed” What more can one ask?.