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Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Gloria Diné Fowler 1927 - 2009 Grandma Gloria, as she was known to family and many friends, was born Gloria Diné Williams, the only child of Jason and Lenora Williams, on September 14, 1927 in Riverside, California. She grew up in Tulare, California and on June 5, 1948 she married Robert Fowler of Tulare. Two sons were born in Tulare and in 1953 the family moved to Bakersfield, CA. While in Bakersfield she became a prominent portrait artist. Later she became a noted breeder of Lhasa Apsos. Her EverGlo Kennels produced over one hundred Champion Lhasa Apsos in nine different Countries. Over the years she received many Honors and Top Awards. She is survived by husband, Robert; son, Gregory Fowler and wife Marilyn of Bakersfield; son, Randall Fowler of Porterville; her grandchildren, David, Brian, Megan (Ryan Vizier), Matt (Blanca), Blake; and her great- grandchildren, Drayton, Lucia and Natalia Fowler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society , 1710 Webster St., Oakland, CA 94612 (1-800-227-2345), or Alpha K-nine Sanctuary, P.O. Box 5517, Bakersfield, CA 93388. Viewing is Thursday, June 4, from 4-8 p.m., with a graveside service on Friday, June 5, 10:00 a.m., both at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Here is the photo of the one puppy we caught on film :) Sorry the picture is so small but if you look at the top of the scan you can see a small jellybean shape that is the puppy! :)
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Gloria Fowler of Everglo Kennels crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on May 30th at 5 pm PST to join her closest family, friends and her beloved Lhasas.
She will be missed by all who really knew her. Her legend will carry on.
Please allow the family time to grieve privately. There will be a funeral service for Gloria on Wednesday in Bakersfield, CA. The final arrangements are not quite complete, but I will post them as soon as they are confirmed.
There will be a memorial ad prepared and hopefully it will be published in the Lhasa magazine and also plans are underway for it to be published in the AKC Gazette.
The greatest tribute anyone can do for Gloria is to share any old pics of Everglo dogs that anyone has so new breeders can recognize what Gloria contributed to the breed. Share your memories.
Gloria was a loving person and gave freely. She always had a kind word for everyone. She would lend support when needed. She will always be a guiding light for those who sought her out.
She will be missed, but will always be greatly appreciated for what she has contributed to the breed. Unless I am mistaken, except for the new imports in recent years, there is not a pedigree that does not have Everglo dog behind it.
A litter was whelped on Memorial Day that will be known as the OLD GLORY GIRLS. All will carry the name Gloria of Everglo as a tribute. Their call names will be Gloria, Belle & Angel.
It is so sad to hear about Gloria's passing I would have loved to meet such a generally nice and interesting lady. Thank you Gloria for your love and dedication to our beloved Apsos. I am sure you are getting many wet kisses and long awaited greetings from many of your old Apso friends now.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Update on Andy from JoAnn ! Andy sure looks like his dad Rider :) Thanks so much for the photos JoAnn.
I just wanted to let you know that all is fine. He's as happy as can be!! So are we! Hope your early summer is going well!
Take care--Jo Ann
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I was watering the flower pot on top of the mailbox and something did not sound right and I could tell the water was splashing against something. I leaned around and there was the photos. The mailman had banded to the front of the mailbox! Thankfully they did not get that wet. :)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
We made it out the the Las Vegas shows this year which was nice as they had a great new venue for the dog show. The show grounds where gorgeous and so was the weather. The trip was great other then the troubled tire we had to stop and replace on the way home :)
Now to the important part! The first day Rider picked up his first major with BOW. It was a 4 point major as there was 7 males entered in the show the fist day. I was so proud of Rider as he has really come into his own, and we where really working as a team in the ring. I could not asked for anything more from him as he was so perfect for me in the ring :) He always looks up at me out of the corner of his eye just making sure he is doing what he is supposed to. He has to be of course all proper in the ring which he always does for me. As soon as he is out of the ring though he goes back to his wild self ! The second day in Vegas he also took (BOW- best of winners) to pick up 2 points as the second day there were only 5 males entered, just one male short of the second major he would have needed to finish. So that let us to the Riverton Utah shows here locally just short of a month later where Rider picked up his second major to finish his AKC Championship all from the Bred by Exhibitor classes. This was very exciting for Dea and I since this is our first bred by Champion. Of course our Rider was co-bred by Linda K. Smith of Orlane Lhasas, as always without her help would have never been possible.
I do have a few pictures from the show that where shot ring side of Rider I thought I would share, I have not gotten his show photo with the judge yet, but will post it as soon as I get it:)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
After more than 100 dead dogs were dumped in a trash dumpster over four weeks, police in Ahoskie, N.C., kept an eye on the trash receptacle behind a supermarket. Sure enough, a van drove up and officers watched the occupants throw in heavy plastic bags. They detained the two people in the van and found 18 dead dogs in plastic bags in the dumpster, including puppies; 13 more dead dogs were still in the van. Police say the van is registered to the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the two occupants, Andrew B. Cook, 24, and Adria Joy Hinkle, 27, identified themselves as PETA employees. An autopsy performed on one of the dogs found it was healthy before it was killed. Police say PETA has been picking up the animals -- alive -- from North Carolina animal shelters, promising to find them good homes. Cook and Hinkle have been charged with 62 felony counts of animal cruelty. In response to the arrests PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said it's against the group's policy for employees to dump animals in the trash, but "that for some animals in North Carolina, there is no kinder option than euthanasia." (Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald) ...Oops, my mistake: that's "Playing God" Defined.
In his author's notes section, Cassingham had more to say about this story:
The more I learn about PETA, the less I think of them. The story of them killing animals isn't even unusual. According to PETA's own filings, in 2004 PETA killed 86.3 percent of the animals entrusted to its care -- a number that's rising, not falling. Meanwhile, the SPCA in PETA's home town (Norfolk, Va.) was able to find loving homes for 73 percent of the animals put in its care. A shortage of funds? Nope: last year PETA took in $29 million in tax-exempt donations. It simply has other priorities for the funds, like funding terrorism (yes, really). But don't take my word for it: I got my figures from http://www.PETAkillsAnimals.com -- and they have copies of PETA's state and federal filings to back it up. The bottom line: if you donate money to PETA because you think they care for and about animals, you need to think some more. PETA literally yells and screams about how others "kill animals" but this is how they operate? Pathetic.
And you know what I wonder? PETA's official count of animals they kill is 86.3 percent. But if they're going around picking up animals, killing them while they drive around and not even giving them a chance to be adopted, and then destroying the evidence by dumping the bodies in the trash, are those deaths being reported? My guess: no. While 86.3 percent is awful, the actual number is probably much, much higher. How dare they lecture anyone about the "ethical" treatment of animals!
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