Dogs from Our Past
Our Present Dogs
Sherick's Working Dogs
Application and Contract
Puppies and Older Available Dogs
Jet, Albert, Stacy
Campbell, Willie, Nolan
Breeders Of Champion, Mantrailing |
Our Past Dogs
Ch Sherick's Return to Abbey
Am/Can Ch Sherick's Tobias Heartland's Pride
Ch Sherick's Ruby Jane
Shown here at 7 years of age
Now 10 years young!
|Shown here with Santa
at 4 Months
|Abbey, Dick and Sherry 4/12/03 - 10 1/2 years old|
Our Good Bye pictures. She buried her head gently into Dick's shoulder as if she was saying good bye. She knew she would be leaving us soon.
Our Goodbye to Abbey
August 7th, 1992-April 14th 2003
Abbey was the matron, our protector, the ruler of the door and gate. No one entered without Abbey's approval. Once she was convinced you were not intruding she freely permitted the visitor into HER home, but with a price to pay. Once inside, you must pet her as much as she demanded. The most important rule for the company was if she was on the couch and left to check something (nothing got by her), or get a drink etc, you better not take her spot while she was gone. If so, she would sit by you with her back to you hanging her head. While Molly Nye was here one time visiting she sat down in the spot Abbey had occupied just moments before. Abbey climbed up on the couch and sat with her back to Molly with her head hanging. Molly asked, "Why is she sitting like that, what's wrong?" I explained that she is pouting because you sat in HER place. Another time she was waiting for a bite of food while Dick and I ate in the living room. After several bites she was told no more. Next thing we knew she was sitting with her back to us instead of facing us, hanging her head. She could pout like no other.
I finished her championship quickly at about 1 yr of age without much effort from me. She was a natural in the ring. Ten years later we took her to her first shows as a veteran in the 10 years and over classes. Her first few steps in the ring her tail was half down, just looking and taking it all in. Then she looked up at me with a sparkle in her eyes,a spring in her step, and her tail held proud as if to say "I remember this Mom, lets go. Go we did! We moved around that ring like she was a youngster, winning Grand Sweeps Winner, and best veteran at the South Central Specialty and then on to North Carolina to the Eastern and getting a Bloodhound of Merit over many beautiful specials, handled beautifully by Molly Nye, owner of 2 of Abbey's wonderful offspring "Campbell" and "Willie".
Abbey was a lady, a beauty with brains and strength. But not strong enough to beat the cancer that came upon her fast and ugly and stole her away from all of us. The memory of holding her in my hands at birth, and in my arms to the end will be with me forever. She will forever be missed by Dick and Sherry and the Sherick's hounds.......especially her best friend "EZ" who is 12, and we worry about him now and his grief.
She was lovingly put to rest and out of pain April 14,2003.
Abbey in her favorite place.
Abbey alerts to someone at the door & gets down to make sure all it ok.
Abbey pouting when she has to take second choice to our
guest Molly upon her return to the couch.