Click SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 3RD May 2019.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Eric Stansfield of Ishieya Salukis. Eric and Doreen immigrated to Australia in 1998, fulfilling a dream they had to live there. Their son, Paul was already a resident. Eric was never keen to attend ‘dog shows’ a job he left to Doreen but he did fulfill the requirements to judge at championship show level, which he did, once, at the Belfast Championship Show. After his experience he said judging was not for him. Eric’s forte was raising and looking after the dogs at home. The Stansfields made up numerous champions plus allowed their dogs to be used to benefit others. Their lines were mainly a combination of Eileen Skelton-Fortune’s of Daxlore and Don Weiden’s Sedeki. Going through the “Saluki Book of Champions” there was Ch Daniel Ibn Soloman Ishieya, Ch Ishieya Asaalah, Ch Ishieya Shahriman, Ch Khaimi Sharni of Telika, Ch Ishieya Umniyah, Ch Ishieya Asiil, Ch Isheiya Ubbahah.
Eric was a great character with a very dry sense of humour. We always enjoyed his company, and when he arranged to have a get together at his house he always had a challenge for his visitors, usually trying his latest wines starting with the letter ‘A’s working one’s way through the alphabet. His and Doreen’s house was filled with Saluki memorabilia which they had lovingly collected. Recently Doreen and Eric lost their last Saluki which Doreen stated was an end of an era for them after 59 years.
Our thoughts are with Doreen, daughter Ashley Scott, and son Paul. Rest in Peace, Eric.
This last week has been a nightmare for Nicola Warner and her partner Berni Hetherington. For some reason, only known to herself, their four year old Saluki,
Ziva decided to make a mad dash out of their house. That was on Wednesday night. For 3 days and nights Nicola and Berni have been trying to find her. Thankfully there was been an army of helpful people that have gone out putting leaflets and just searching for her. Joanne Mahon has written the following:”All the leafleting and posters really paid off. I received a call at midnight last night from a woman who had spotted her heading along the road towards Dunstable. Nicola and Bernie went out to try to find her but she had taken off by the time they got to the location. Today around 5.00 pm I got a call from another lady who had just seen her in a field near Houghton Regis. Thankfully Nicola and Bernie were able to get there quickly and after a little while, Ziva decided that she was delighted to see them and let herself be captured. Or perhaps the real attraction was the aroma of fresh tripe that made her give herself up... In any event, there are many fantastic people who need to be thanked from the bottom of our hearts for giving up their time to go out and scout for her and leaflet a huge area. Grateful thanks also to the two angels, Danielle and Alison, who phoned to give us the sightings and tried their best to catch her.”
Nicola and Berni are most thankful to all the people that have come out to help them find Zeva and all the ‘best wishes’ they have received from others. Zeva is fine, a little thinner and extremely tired from her ordeal, not to mention to edit.