This is the life!
This should have been the first blog post, oh well!
So, what is a Blue Picardy Spaniel? Where did we get Zoë anyway?
I might be completely biased, but I think the Blue is one of the best, yet unknown, breeds in Canada today.
Brighthope Nola's New Life: Our Zoë
Born: May 25, 2009
Sire: CH Brighthope Blue Suede Shoes ("Suede")
Dam: Alexcyril Gamboling Granola ("Nola")
What's in a name?
With my husband's Greek-Cypriot heritage, we decided on the name, Zoë, Greek for 'life'. It has turned out to be perfect for her. She is most definitely full of life!!!
Although she answers to "Zoë", we have many 'other' names for our little Blue:
Zoester, "Z", Zola, Baby Z, Zoe-Zoe...and many others that are far too embarassing to mention!!
How we chose our Blue
We told ourselves that we were just going to 'look'. We hadn't decided if we wanted the commitment of a dog and were unsure of how our 12 year old, Ginger Tabby, 'Gus' would like a sibling. So off we went for a 2.5 hour drive to Walkerton to 'visit' Vicki and Dave Duncan and their Blues. We met all the adult dogs first and then were taken upstairs in their home to meet their mom, 'Nola, and the pups. There were 11 in the litter! When we saw them all on a big blanket I think we both fell in love instantly. We sat with all the little pups, cuddling them, watching them play and test out those brand new puppy legs. They were about 4 weeks old. Vicki explained that they chose a pup for us based on a number of temperment tests...Did we want a dog for hunting, as a family pet primarily, how active were we, etc.
Our pup, was the 2nd born and also the only pup on our visit that licked my face when I was cuddling her. So, although Vicki thinks she chose our pup, I believe our pup chose us
Our Breeder: Brighthope Kennels
Vicki Duncan is a great person and a wonderful breeder. All of the dogs are treated as family pets and are well socialized and loved.
Please visit their website at: www.brighthopekennels.com
She will eat ANYTHING - except peanut butter and rhubarb yoghurt.
She is sweet, smart and endearing. We would recommend this breed to anyone who wants a medium size, intelligent, affectionate, active dog.