Everyone always asks ,How did you become involved in Glens?
Well here is my story.
In 1987 we were given an 8 week old Chesapeake Bay Retriever and by the fall of 89 he weighed 110 lbs and thought he was a lap dog. Every time you sat down he was in it . He was a very good bird dog and easily trainable. We always had hunting dogs
So we began a look for a smaller dog that wasn't a "fu fu '' dog . I figured if my lap was full he couldn't get on too. (wrong!)
At that time I owned a Saddle Shop and a sample copy of a Horse Magazine from New York State came . I read an article about a small dog that thought it was a big dog by Mary Brytowski . There was also an ad from Ara Lynn . I called both of them and we talked and talked . We all know about those 1st phone calls to find our next best friend . Ara had some "older" pups . We drove up to New Hampshire the next day to see our 1st Glens.
When we got there we went in the kitchen , there were three 5 month old pups and Duffy. The 1st thing that happened was they started a free for all right at our feet . Ara's response was that the last time they had done this and she tried to break them up there was blood .She let them have their squabble and it was over in a minute . They were working out their pecking order.
We watched them and talked and watched and talked. I still remember it like it was yesterday . We went out to lunch to talk and went back after lunch . Ara had given one of the pups a bath he was heading to the airport the next day to his new home .That did it . We picked Glen Farm Katie .
We were nervous that maybe she and Gus the Chessy wouldn't get along so Ara said she would take her back if it didn't work out. Now every time I go up to Ara's I remember the place we stopped to let her take a little walk.
The 1st three days they totally ignored each other It was really funny when they had to walk by each other one looked one way and the other in the other direction . The 4th morning they got up and it was run and play and run and play .We had to grab tables and hang on for our lives . They were inseparable . It was funny sort of lady and the tramp. He taught her to hunt birds, the two of them would stop short and sniff the air. She was much better in the short underbrush but her mouth was not quite as soft as his.
Katie is now 11 and she has loads of stories . The bear attack ,The bat, her children Last year she got a first place at an Earth Dog event, intro to Quarry .
So many memories with Champion Glen Farm Katie
GLEN FARM KATIE
She will run and hunt in the Glen on Briar Hill forever