(Ch Tasmara's Moving Target ex Ch Tasmara's
March 11, 1991 -- May 22, 1994
Photo by Mikron Photos
Bonny, our first "show dog", was a funny, intelligent black & white girl. Born March 11, 1991 she joined "Mandy", Baie d'Or Amandine, in our household when Mandy was almost 12 years of age. Bonny's joy of life & wonderful personality, we think, helped Mandy to enjoy 3 more wonderful years.
Bonny was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma in February of 1994 and with treatment was able to enjoy life until May of 1994 when she died suddenly. For information and help in dealing with the loss of a pet, visit the Pet Loss Grief Support Page & Candle Ceremony (Petloss.com). (The University of Pennsylvania has a Veterinary Oncology department for information on cancer and cancer treatment in dogs.)
Bonny was taken much too soon, but she brought us (& Mandy) much joy & taught us so much about the dog show world. Bonny loved dressing up, posing & spending time with Mandy. (Back)
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Show & Activity Updates
Bonny completed her Canadian championship in November 1992. She is pictured above at 20 months of age.
In Obedience -- Bonny loved to entertain & often thought that that was her job in the obedience ring. She had outrageously funny routines (except in Lynn's, the handler's, eyes) at the ESSFTA 1992 & 1993 Nationals. She did complete her Canadian CD in 1993.
In Tracking -- Bonny loved to perform any kind of work, but tracking was her particular favourite. She obtained her American TD (in her first try) at the ESSFTA 1992 Nationals in Olympia. She obtained her Canadian TD (also in her first attempt) in September of 1992 at a trial in Calgary. Although she was trained to the TDX level, she was not able to obtain this title before her untimely death. She is pictured below, with Lynn, being awarded her TD at the 1992 ESSFTA Nationals.
The following poem was written by Bonny's (& Libby's) breeder, Dodie Hall. It helps to capture her essence. (Thanks Dodie & Doug for our two great dogs!)
You had a chance to show your worth,
and become a winner right from birth.
A show dog you were, and made it through
with flying colours, red, yellow and blue.
You became a Champion!
The obedience you did, well you knew that stuff
but to pay attention, I know was rough,
you got your novice and that was enough.
You entertained us too!
Tracking too, was just a breeze,
you sailed right through with style and ease.
You went to the States and passed the test,
in Canada too, you were the best.
You had your picture taken!
A temperament test was tried and true,
you growled at the aggressive stranger
like you were supposed to do.
You met with everyone's approval.
But most of all you stole the heart
of a special family, right from the start,
who loved you and spoiled you, their
special friend, through three short years
to an untimely end.
Copyright © 1997-2009 Lynn,
Anne & Barb Dorsay, Bondir English
All Rights Reserved.
Last revised: October 08, 2009.