SALUKI BREED NOTES WEEKENDING 4TH MARCH 2022
In one week from reading these Breed Notes we shall all be descending on Crufts. We have waited nearly two years for this upcoming moment but the expectation
and excitement is no longer there when we hear about what is going on in Ukraine. This crisis has brought out the worst in Putin’s behaviour but the best in
people who are trying to help the besieged Ukraine. Poland has made exemptions for Ukraines who are forced to evaluate with their cats and dogs. They can cross borders without a passport. One group is offering transport, if you make it to the border with your dog, cat or horse they will give you a lift to wherever you need to go.
Many groups are assembling pet food and medicines There are other groups that are sending bags of dog food and medicines to animal owners and breeders within the country. Offers for help have come in from Greece, Italy, Finland, Sweden, USA, Canada, GB, to name a few. The World is horrified by the Russian imperialism.
It makes it difficult to celebrate Crufts when this is going on in our backyard.
Another Saluki hero has passed. Jeanette Fortnam has kindly written an obituary
For Sandra Dunlea.
Sandra Dunlea (Ariane), 6th September 1947 -17th February 2022 .
Our lives were enriched by the nature of this kind wonderful lady . Her generosity knew no bounds, like her love and friendship. Sandra, a mom, sister, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, spending many of her younger years in Hawaii. She was an absolute trailblazer, joining the Fire Service, studying for 4 years to gain her Fire Science Degree, working her way from Fire Appliance Engineer to Fire Crew Supervisor then Fire Captain, shunning further promotion to work on the front line with her boys and not stuck behind a desk.
In the 1960’s her canine interest was Afghans before moving onto Salukis (Srinagar ) her own first litter “ Circus de Soleil “ was born in 2017, 7 pups under the prefix “ Ariane “ .
G.CH El Ubaids Toth x G.CH Al Sayad Gaia Aliyah Aminah.
Passing away peacefully at home in California , USA , Sandy loved her garden and flowers, especially Irises . No job was too big for her to tackle head on. She was a refuge for Macaws and a home for her beloved ducks, geese and of course her Salukis.
It was both an honour and privilege to know Sandy, she will always be loved and sorely missed by her many friends. Gone far too soon. RIP.
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