Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Eddie's" Majors

"Eddie" Amitzu Special Edition, is on his way to becoming our next American Champion.
With back to back weekends he now has both Majors completed!!!
#1 Major at the Reno Kennel Club in August and
#2 Major at Conejo Kennel Club down in Santa Barbara, California.
We what to thank Diane Boone for putting the 2nd Major on him down in Santa Barbara and taking care of him. We just could not make in down and be away from business 2 weekends in a row!!
Yahoo! only 8 single points to go!! Stay tuned, and be patient no shows in September, waitng for the end of October show dates.

Amitzu Brilliant Moment "Brianna"

What a wonderful darling precious little girl...I have tears as I write this about her.

I let an out of town business friend talk me into letting her go to them for a wonderful forever home. They did not want a puppy they wanted a 2-3 year old Shih Tzu. They have a 10 year Shih Tzu that they adore and wanted to get another. After several conversations and 5-6 months I decided to let her go. I know that she is loved, and after many months I'm still very regretful of my decision.

Very proud of our third homebred AKC Champion CH. Amitzu Brilliant Moment "Biranna" or "Bree" most of the time. She is a little treasure and I can't seem to get her off my mind, now even after 2 years. This blog of her is a tribute to her and how much we miss & love you "Brianna".

Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 NorCal & GGSTF Match

Lots of fun for Amitzu Shih Tzu this weekend in Concord, California at the Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fancier Match and the NorCal Toy Dog Match. It was a great day for visiting with friends, Yummy food, and playing with our dogs. Amitzu Special Edition "Eddie" won Group 1st at the NorCal Toy Match and best Adult Shih Tzu at the GGSTF Match. Amitzu Alluring Moment "Alora" won Group 1st at the NorCal Toy Match for Puppy, and best puppy for the GGSTF Match. They did good for not being in the best of form. We had 10 minutes before show time to get a bow in their hair and a very fast brush through (the fun of living 3 1/2 hours away). The main thing we had a great time, and it was Alora's first time out at 4 months old. Wonderful playday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"China Doll" Answer To Prayer

Amazing story of our precious Amitzu China Doll! We knew from early on she had great Shih Tzu attributes. Started her special career in the summer of 2009 and in 4-5 short months with limited showing she had 2 Best In Show wins, with multiple group placements. She ended 2009 as the #1 American Shih Tzu Female, and #3 all breed. Then the day to fly to New York for the big show " 2010 Westminister Show" she was taken to the Vet. Initial results a bladder infection, blood results came a few hours later with very critical low values. With two very bad possible diagnosis she underwent 3 bone marrow and core biopsies, trying to find a diagnosis after 9 very long days. They could never determine what attacked her bone marrow but she was improving with just antibiotics (No Chemo or Steroids). Some would say a miracle, I say "an answer to my prayer". Devastated that China didn't make it to the "big show", but more devastated that she may have a terminal illness.
We have a very healthy "China Doll" today. We showed her at the American Shih Tzu National in May, even tho she showed with about half of her coat which had been shaved under the coat for her 3 biopsies and from the stress of the illness she had lost a lot of coat, but through it all she won the Best Of Opposite at the National. We ended her show career at the young age of 2 as she was just entering her prime, but we know what we have in her...and that is the biggest gift of all!

A Special Huge Thank You! to Taffe McFadden, her wonderful amazing handler for staying with her out in California and awesome care of her, and to Peggy Souza for being with me in New York and being so far away from China and her immediate crisis. These great ladies gave up a lot that week for China and me!! and Jaime Larkman, who is such a great support and fan of China's through this whole ordeal. We are forever grateful for great friends like these, and an amazing dog with answered prayer!! Thank You BIS BISS CH. Amitzu China Doll for all the great memories!