Misty was bred by and co-owned with Rita Rice.
She is a littermate to Ch. Farpointe's Winter Showcase ROM, AKA Zeus.
She died in her sleep on 2-1-2003, just one month short of her 15th birthday.....Here is a copy of my eulogy for her:
3-1-1988 to 2-1-2003
14 yrs 11 months, 5,449 days
Owners: Pam Moore & Rita Rice
Am Ch – with the help of Cheryl Smith and Julie Desy
Can Ch – owner handled mostly
SKC Ch – owner handled
UKC Ch – owner handled
UKC Gr Ch – owner handled
UKC Reserve Best in Show – owner handled
UKC Best in Show – owner handled
UKC #2 Sheltie in 1996
UKC #6 Sheltie in 1997
UKC #7 Sheltie in 1998
International Ch – at age 12
3 Best Veteran in Show awards – at age 12
2nd place Veteran Bitch at CSSA National Specialty in 1998
Am CD in 3 straight trials – at age 9
Can CD – in one weekend at age 9
UKC CD – at age 11
3 litters – a total of 8 puppies
- 3 UKC Gr Ch daughters (Cher, Fever, Tammy)
- 1 UKC Ch daughter (Sabrina)
- 1 daughter with 9 Can points (Cher)
- 1 UKC Gr Ch grandson with an AG-I title (Ken Filas’ Jake)
- 1 Can/UKC Ch grandaughter (Anita Paull’s Lily)
- 1 Am/Can Ch great-grandson (Anita Paull’s Monte)
She taught me how to win with rapture, and how to lose gracefully.
She taught me what a conformation dog should be.
She taught me how to groom a show dog.
She taught me what that first owner-handled point feels like.
She taught me how to wait for the phone to ring when the handler has my girl.
She taught me what it’s like to sit home from the shows when you don’t have anything ready to show.
She taught me what finishing a dog really means.
She taught me what fun it is to open that envelope with a Championship certificate in it.
She taught me how to deal with the rush that runs up your spine when the judge points at you for Best In Show.
She taught me what fun teaching a ‘show’ dog to sit can be.
She taught me humility when the obedience judge said "I have to see her sit at least once!".
She taught me how to share my pillow with a buddy.
She taught me what unswerving love feels like.
She taught me how to train puppies.
She taught me how to let another be ‘head bitch’.
She taught me how to be woken up in the middle of the night by her just staring at me.
She taught me how to come in from the cold and bounce around like you’re young again.
She taught me how to grow old gracefully.
She taught me how to let go my own way.
Thank you for being my teacher, Misty.