Dr. E. C. Fulcher, Jr and my Truth House family for their guidance, inspiration, care, and affirmation!
Chris, whose support and willingness to wake up with a wet nose on his arm, and live with white fur on his clothes, has made it possible for me to live and love in a whole new way. He makes it possible for Flurry, Halo and East to have an Alpha Male. And...he's made it possible to show Easter and Halo at the same time. He's absolutely the best Sammy-daddy on the planet.
My Mom, Lisl has helped to make Samoyeds a central and valued part of my life. Along with Dad, Mom has been a loving guardian of many Sammies over the years.
Mentors and friends Marge Goodenough (Cotn’ Pic’n Samoyeds), Lynette Blue (Polar Mist Kennels) without whom, I would not have Sarah or Flurry. And without whom, I would not have had the confidence to enter the show ring. Thank you Marge and Lynette!!!!!!
Mentor and friend Patty McCallum (McMagic Samoyeds), without whom, I would not have Halo and the joy that he brings, or the confidence to move to the level of showing a champion Sammy myself! Thank you Patty!!!!!
Friends and mentors Amy Kiell-Green (Pebbles Run Samoyeds), Chris and Morgan Miller (Winter Magic Samoyeds), Janice Hovelman (Sanorka Samoyeds), Lois Osmundsen (Mystic Oz Samoyeds), and many other Sammy owners who have offered encouragement and been role models for Samoyed caretaking and good sportsmanship.
George Alston who taught me much more than just how to handle my dog. He taught me how to objectively relate to my Samoyeds and the competitive world of showing dogs.
Professional handlers Barbara Waldkirch and her team -and many client-friends for great friendship, knowledge and encouragement, fun and winning.... including Sarah and Flurry’s first conformation points, Sarah's Specialty win in Middleburg VA, and many fun wins in between.
Professional handler and Sammy specialist Cathy Schott for her amazing work to put the final points on Sarah and Flurry in one weekend, and Flurry’s 1st place win at the 2007 National Samoyed Specialty.
The Collins, Estes, Fisch, Hammil, Harmon,
Johnson, Lobo, Martin, Osbourne and Pachuska families for providing such wonderful homes for Flurry/Halo puppies and becoming wonderful new friends.
John Seabrook of Dogs Gone Wild who makes sure we have the best raw food and treats to feed our furballs.
Roy, whose support of my passion for Samoyeds, helped to make the early days of SnowAngels Samoyeds a possibility.
All of the judges who have made the showing experience fun and rewarding.