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New England Westie 4th Quarter 2008 To My Fellow Club Members, including the premium list and Well it seems like just tunnels and the entries. THANK yesterday we were at the YOU very much Maria. We now beginning of the summer with our have a brand new set of tunnels June fun match and annual that belongs to the club and are meeting and now here it is the end looking forward to making it of the year and we are heading even bigger and better for next toward Christmas. year. First of all I want to thank We were all very happy to see everyone that made our Earth Dog a large group of our Westies President Anthony Zambuto trials such a success. Our working the introductory trail Earthdog Team of Rich Marsh, learning to find the quarry for We need to get more folks Lisa and Lou Pacheco, Susan the first time. We will have a involved in the Club and as Smith, Dale Stetson and Naomi fun trial during one of our always we want to see more Brown did a fantastic job putting meetings next year so that all of pictures and stories of rescue, together a very successful trial our members that would like to conformation, performance, pets with over 50 entries and great take some time training with and just general information on feedback from all involved. The their friends can learn some of the breed that has stolen our team and the entire club owe a the basics and enjoy the great hearts. Happy Holidays and to a debt of gratitude to Maria Sacco time seeing our Westies doing Great New Year. who helped with the entire trial what they were bred to do. Tony Z 4th Quarter 2008 N*E*W Footnotes IN MEMORIAM 9/8/08 Judy Swingle The club was much smaller; and we They didn't just serve as officers and were having our Specialty in Janu- Board Members, they mentored, they To: The West Highland White Ter- ary or February at The Armoury in stewarded, they hostessed, and Judy rier Club of New England and the The Bronx; in conjunction with the made marvelous trophies for all our West Highland White Society of "other terriers." My son Tom - shows: ceramics, wood, paintings, Connecticut and the WHWTCA then about 10 years old - and I sat at illustrations for the Club bulletins, a table with Judy and Christine. meetings and matches. How many of Judy and Chris Swingle were two of They were delightful dinner com- you learned the basics of Westie the first Westie breeder exhibitors panions and looked perfect in kilts grooming from Judy? An how many that I went with when we joined the and ruffled white blouses. When of you learned true sportsmanship Parent Club. The event was the an- the New England Westie Club took and an undying love of our breed nual meeting held at Charlie O's Res- flight in November of 1979 in my from these two sisters? At a guess I taurant in New York City's Rockefel- living room in Milton, Mass, Judy would say hundreds. So now we ler Plaza. The outgoing president and Chris were there to volunteer thank dear Judy and send our love to was Jolem Marciu and the incoming their help in any way possible. her equally special sister, Christine. was Barbara Worcester Keenan. And they never stopped giving in Patty Storey There were not very many attendees. more ways than you can imagine. various news papers but no one to my Mom). The others know better Toto Brown claimed me. than to bother me just because I’m I was very hungry and thin, only 15 old and have slowed down over the pounds. On my first night with years, they will get their turn. them, my “soon to be Dad” gave I still go to the dog shows with every- me a prime rib bone. Mom didn’t one though. I’m never left out. think it was a good idea and went to I know I have my issues…but I am take it from me…I didn’t think loved…THIS I KNOW! that was a good idea and I bit her in My Mom and Dad are Naomi Brown the face. Yes….I regretfully did! and the late Carl Brown from Fair- Big mistake….Dad said I had to go haven, Massachusetts. to the shelter in the morning, …….that was over 13 years ago. Toto died 11/07/2008 –he was fear- After one month of no one claiming less until the day he died, a true me, they took me to the doctor, I Westie and a great friend that will had all my shots and was neutered. never be forgotten. A Real Westie Departs The doctor thought I was around Toto Brown’s Giant Heart is stilled, four or five years old …which but not his rescue story. would now make me 17 to 18 years This was Toto in the Montgomery old. I’ve had a great life, have done obe- dience, agility, flyball. My Dad was Hi, I’m Toto and my rescue story a pilot and he would fly us all over began 13 years ago on May 2nd. I the country. I lost my Dad 4 years was wandering around a mall parking ago this past April. He was so good lot. I would follow people to their to me and he really ending up lov- cars and they would push me away ing me. Mom and I sure do miss …over and over again. My “soon to him. be Mom” Naomi Brown, saw me I have siblings; they are show dogs and took me home. She placed ads in but I am still number 1 (according Page 2 N*E*W Footnotes 4th Quarter 2008 IN MEMORIAM My Loving Memories of Judy Brianna. Judy finished Billie. of her Westie artwork...cherish it! Submitted by Kathleen May The picture that was taken on There will be no more. that day is the most beautiful Judy Swingle was a founding photo of Judy and Billie I own. I Some of Judy’s Designs member of the West Highland will always cherish it. White Terrier Club of New Eng- land. She...along with other Her artist’s eye was a gift when founding members….worked tire- it came to grooming Westies. I lessly to bring this club to being swear to God...she could pull recognized as a group of Westie four hairs off a head and make owners who were dedicated to the such a difference on how the welfare of our breed. She was head looked! She was always also a lifetime member of the chastising me with…”Take more West Highland White Terrier off the shoulders!” I hear that Club of America as well as a even now every time I groom a founding member of the West Westie! Judy also taught me Highland White Terrier Society of how to pet groom. That story is Connecticut. too long to go into here. Judy was my mentor. She taught Judy’s Westie artwork is legen- me how to show groom my Wes- dary all over the country and be- ties. We went to many shows to- yond. She had an eye on just gether weekend after weekend. It how to capture the expression of was not unusual for some other a Westie in any venue…show Westie owner at a show to come stance, obedience, agility, por- over to Judy and say, “Could you traits…..etc. She painted Wes- look at my Westie. I’m having ties on pillows, trinket boxes, trouble with his/ her”….whatever. photo albums, wood plaques, Judy would look at the Wes- pocketbooks, wallets, garden tie….take a stripping knife in flags...just to name a few. Judy hand and “fix” the problem. That was most generous with creating Westie may have been her compe- a unique Westie raffle item for tition in the ring! It did not mat- our Society meetings for ten ter. That was an era that has now years. There are many, many long passed. Too bad. more instances where Judy con- tributed her artwork to the Wes- Judy showed two of her Westies tie Club of NE. to their championships…Lionel and Wicket as well as two of her Judy was my good friend. I will sisters Westies….Siarra and Graphics are the property of the miss her dearly. Judy was a Emma. When Judy had nothing WHWTCA and any use or copy- “giver” of her grooming knowl- to show...I let her show my Billie ing is prohibited edge that she was always willing as I was showing his sister, to share. Anyone who has any Page 3 4th Quarter 2008 N*E*W Footnotes Performance! Performance Results General Membership Brags from the National Obedience/ Rally 10/4/ 2008 Meeting Sunday Novice B November 16th 4th Place Rivendel's Bea-Dazzled RA Owner: Nancy Sankus Veterans 10 AM 1st Place Ch Lonach Moondawgie VCD1. TDX, RAE, ME Owner: Chris Forbes 3rd Place Lonach Surf's Up VCD1, RAE, AXP,AJP, SE Owner: Chris Forbes “Coffee Social” 4th Place Chien D'Ours Katie CD, RAE AX, AXJ, AXP,MJP,JE Owner: Nancy Sankus BRACE “Groom that Westie” 1st Place CH Lonach Moondawgie and Lonach Surf's Up Owner: Chris Forbes PRE NOVICE Champion Pet Care 1st Place Rivendel's Bea-Dazzled RA Owner: Nancy Sankus 1259 Hill Street RALLY OBEDIENCE Advanced B Raynham Ma 02767 2cnd Place Ch Lonach Moondawgie VCD1, TDX, RAE, ME Owner: Chris Forbes Q'd Lonach Surf's Up VCD1, RAE, AXP, AJP, SE Owner: Chris Forbes 508 880-7111 Q'd Chien D'Ours Katie CD, RAE, AX. AXJ, AXP MAP, JE Excellent A Safe Exercise Area 2cnd Place Rivendel's Bea-Dazzled RA Owner: Nancy Sankus Excellent B Bring your table if 4th Place Chien D'ours Katie CD, RAE, AX, AXJ, AXP, MJP, JE Owner: Nancy Sankus you have one. Q'd Ch Lonach Moondawgie VCD1, TDX, RAE ME Owner: Chris Forbes 16th leg Q'd Lonach Surf's Up VCD1, RAE, AXP.AJP, SE Owner: Chris Forbes 15 leg Page 4 N*E*W Footnotes 4th Quarter 2008 Page 5 4th Quarter 2008 N*E*W Footnotes Ch. Ashgate US Pilgrim’s Progress Hatboro 2008 Winners Bitch —which was a repeat performance as she got WB 2007 at Hatboro at 9 mos. old. Montgomery Kennel Club 2008 WHWTCA Specialty “Hallie” wins Winners Bitch and Best of Winners. Making Champion with all Majors C0-Owners Naomi Brown and Lisa Pacheco Ch. Yorsar Finean of Ashgate Welcome two new Board Members Fran Costa & Sue Sabert Finn wins 2 AOM(Awards of Merit) at Hatboro Dog Show Owned by Lisa Pacheco And Naomi Brown Rescue Needs your Support Page 6 N*E*W Footnotes 4th Quarter 2008 Remember Me? Molly Logo National Westie Rescue —WHWTCA Would you like to help out and volunteer to help Westie Rescue? Call Susan Smith 508 8242148 Page 7 4th Quarter 2008 N*E*W Footnotes This Spring we learned of 2 Westie their new home. Mike still has of the family. Mike unfortunately brothers, Mac & Mike, who needed panic attacks and cannot spend has been suffering from seizures rescuing. Their owner was moving much time in a kennel. Linda but, they are working closely with to a smaller apt. and decided he and David were loving, patient the vet to resolve these. Predni- could no longer care for the eight and creative. They gave the sone has helped and Mike will year old westies he’d owned since dogs lots of walks and did their most likely be on a low dose for they were pups. While the owner best to calm them. They took the rest of his life. Both continue tried his best, it became clear that Mac and Mike to the groomer to make progress and are noticea- he hadn’t had time for them and and then to the vet for check ups. bly stronger; their skin has im- Mac and Mike were suffering when Both were infested with fleas proved as well. Mac and Mike Linda Jones and her husband David and one had a skin irritation. have full access to a large back White went to meet them for the Both had elevated blood levels yard with a fence. They have be- first time. and Mac needed to be on antibi- come part of the family and have Mac & Mike had spent so much otics for a time. Mike had ab- mixed in well with the rest of time on pallets in their crate that scessed molars that required Linda and David’s pack. their paw pads were stained from dental work. Linda knew that the pallets. she and David were in for a long The love and kindness shown by recovery period. At this point, Linda and David have given Mac Their nails were over an inch long she still hadn’t decided whether & Mike a new lease on life. They and lack of exercise had left them she and her husband would keep are now happy and fortunate in- with very little muscle tone. Linda Mac and Mike but she felt both deed to have found this wonderful wasn’t even sure she would keep dogs desperately need to be re- new home. We are reminded them but decided on the spot that habilitated, both physically and again of how very important Wes- she couldn’t leave them the way she spiritually. tie Rescue is in the lives and wel- found them so she and David took fare of Westies everywhere. them home. Linda recently wrote to let us know that now, almost six God bless that beautiful family. Mac & Mike barked and cried all months later, Mac and Mike are night for the first week or two in happy, thriving and are now part Susan Smith WHWTCNE Rescue Page 8 N*E*W Footnotes 4th Quarter 2008 Cassie announces the birth of three special pups A girl and two boys whelped 08-18-08 Dam CH Paddywaggin's Cassandra of Lonsdale ( Cassie ) Owner Tony ZambutoSire CH Yorsar Finen of Ashgate ( Fin ) Owner Lisa Pacheo & Naomi Brown Tony Zambuto’s “Lazarus” was only one of the pack last Christ- mas but is now a Cover Boy Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life (Trafalgar Square Books) This book is written by Dr Nancy Kay and has received some great reviews from other dog Clubs around the Country. See www.speakingforspot.com . The book is written in plain language and helps the pet owner navigate through the “Veterinarian Experience” that many of us have come to dread. With some com- mon sense help from Dr. Kay and a connection to the Internet, I think the information contained in this book will help the reader keep a healthier and a happier pet. Page 9 4th Quarter 2008 N*E*W Footnotes Grooming Tips And Other Stuff for Winter Submitted by Kathleen May As a groomer, I very often hear, “My glected whatever the time of the year. dustry for pet owners.….especially small Westie likes to play in the snow, so I Cut out the hair between the pads using dogs. I don’t have a problem with don’t need him groomed. He needs his a blunt nose scissor. Long hair in be- that...except….you need to use your own hair for warmth”. Well...let’s take a look tween the pads can mat as well as har- judgment. Westies have not one...but at that. Where does your Westie spend bor debris. If you walk your Westie two coats...their outer coat and the soft the majority of his time? Outside or on the street in the winter time…..you undercoat. It is the soft undercoat that inside? Westies are indoor dogs. need to wash the feet when you get actually keeps them warm. Some Wes- Yes...they enjoy romping in the snow for home to rid them of salt and chemicals ties do not have the soft under coat. a short period of time. But they live on the road. If you don’t , your Westie Older Westies may no longer have a indoors with us curled up in their cuddle will lick his feet and ingest the salt and good coat. In these cases...a sweater or beds next to the fireplace. Leaving a lot chemicals which could lead to other a coat is certainly advisable. Boots on of coat on them will only make them hot. health problems. Westies? Sorry...I don’t even what to “go there”! Here are a few grooming tips to consider Frolicking in the snow is a great joy for for the winter coat. Use a #5 or #7 blade Westies! Tossing snowballs for them Never EVER leave your Westie outside on the back coat. This will leave the to catch is so much fun! When play- for more than five minutes when the tem- back coat a little longer. Trim side, leg time is over...you have a Westie with perature is 20 degrees or below. Frost and head furnishings as usual. Do not “snowballs” clinging to their furnish- bite on their ears can happen. If you are clipper the tummy. Hair on the tummy ings. Put your Westie in the bathtub dressed for outdoor weather and are keeps your Westie warm. It’s the re- and with a sponge and warm water, cold….so is your Westie. Get inside verse of summertime when you need to melt them away. Towel dry and then ASAP. clipper the tummy hair to expose the skin blow dry. A wet Westie will become so your Westie can cool off by laying on chilled very quickly. So get them dry. Winter is great fun for our Westies. But his belly. Get it? don’t neglect regular grooming. That Coats and sweaters and other winter will not be in the best interest of your Your Westies feet should never be ne- paraphernalia for dogs is a HUGE in- four footed family member. had. It all seems to stem from the Members Questions and Discussion dog food/China disaster last year when we had to change their Don’t forget I know that atopic dermatitis is a con- food. Neither dog has been the same since. about the Spring cern to many Westie owners, and after 8 years of good health, my fe- Thank you very much. Diana Lavoie Banquet!! male Westie developed it. After un- successful trials of changing diets, email@example.com Diana, Great time last antibiotics, medicated baths and courses of prednisone, we are trying Great question and I am sure that there a many members out there year—lets make Atopica, an immunosuppresant. So far, so good. We are in the process that will talk to you directly about their experiences. I have put a link it even better. of decreasing her dosage, and hope to to our parent organization eventually be able to discontinue it WHWTCA (West Highland White altogether. Terrier Club of America ) and I Do any of the other members have think you will find the Club also an any experience with this drug or extremely valuable resource for all other suggestions of how to deal with “Questions Westie” atopic dermatitis? Our male has skin irritations and small lesions, but not http://www.westieclubamerica.com/ to the severe extent that Lassie health/atopicdermatitis.html Page 10 N*E*W Footnotes 4th Quarter 2008 2007 /2008 OFFICERS PRESIDENT Tony Zambuto, 87 High Street, Revere, MA 02151-2320 firstname.lastname@example.org after 8 years I know that atopic dermatitis is a concern to many Westie owners, and(781) 284-5227 of good health, my female Westie developed it. After unsuccessful trials of changing diets, antibiotics, medicated baths and courses of VICE PRESIDENT Lou Pacheco, we are trying Atopica, an immunosuppresant. So far, so email@example.com prednisone, 143 Warren Street West, Raynham, MA 02767-1314 508-822-9557 good. We are in the process of decreasing her dosage, and hope to eventually be able to discontinue it altogether. RECORDING SECRETARY Lisa Pacheco, 143 Warren St West, Raynham, experience with this drug or other suggestions of how Do any of the other members have any MA 02767-1314 508-822-9557 firstname.lastname@example.org to deal with atopic dermatitis? Our male has skin irritations and small lesions, but not to the severe extent that Lassie CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Dale It all 104 Myricks St. from the dog food/China disaster last email@example.com had. Stetson seems to stem Berkley, MA 02779 (508) 823-2303 e-mail: year when we had to change their food. Nei- ther dog has been the same since. Thank you very much. TREASURER Naomi Brown, 2 Ridgecrest Drive, Fairhaven, MA 02719-4725 (508) 999-3117 firstname.lastname@example.org Diana Lavoie BOARD OF DIRECTORS email@example.com One Year Term Susan Smith 110 Park Place Raynham Mass 02767 508 824-2148 Two Year Term Susan Sabert, 43 Beverly Ave., Floral Park, NY 11001, 516-352-0048, firstname.lastname@example.org Jim McGarr, 2160 Mountain Rd., West Suffield, CT 06093 email@example.com (860) 370-9449 Three Year Term Fran Costa, P.O. Box 1062, Rockland, ME 04841, 207-230-0033, Breemoor@roadrunner.com" Rich Marsh, 15 Autumn Lake, Belchertown, MA 01007-9600 firstname.lastname@example.org (413) 283-8874 COMMITTEES Rescue/ placement Coordinator Susan Smith & Lisa Pacheco 508-880-7111 email@example.com Club Historian/Photographer Ralph Slater, 9 Ledgewood Dr., Old Lyme, CT 06371 (860) 434-1925, E-mail: Westhighlander10@aol.com Sales Table - Need Volunteer INTEREM FOOTNOTES EDITOR Lou Pacheco, firstname.lastname@example.org From the Interim Editor I am only the interim editor of our Footnotes NEWSLETTER DEADLINES ISSUE DUE Newsletter so I really appreciate all the help from folks Jan/Feb Jan 25th like Kathleen May and others now, who have shared Mar/Apr Mar 25th much of what you read in these Footnotes. We have May/Jun May 25th Jul/Aug July 25th gotten some fine feedback from Confirmation, Rescue Sep/Oct Sept 25th and the Performance folks for the Footnotes. We are hoping to Nov/Dec Nov 25th get more of our Pet friends involved. If you got pictures or stories share them!! email@example.com PS And don’t forget we need an permanent real Editor!! Page 11 N*E*W* Footnotes *New England Westie U.S. Postage Pacheco 143 Warren St West Raynham, MA 02767
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