It's been a long time since I have written. Disney is now 5 years old. And we have a second Cocker Spaniel now for Disney to play with -- a one year old caramel colored parti Cocker Spaniel.
I wanted to share with you what I think is an amazing experience. As you know, we live on the east coast. A couple weeks ago we were vacationing on the west coast, in Southern California. As we were driving up the coast line, we pulled into a residential area to check directions. There was a couple walking a buff Cocker Spaniel and a chocolate lab. I got out of the car and asked the couple if I could pet their Cocker Spaniel. He was so beautiful and reminded me of Disney. He is a 4 year old. So one year younger than Disney.
The couple was very nice and stopped so I could pet their dog. We got to talking, and how amazing that four things we said that we have in common, came up while we were standing on the side walk. They were High Calling Cockers, silver color, Sue Martin, and Rio. I think we met one of Disney's half brothers, thousands of miles away from NY and from where we live. The parents of Disney are Rosie and Rio. The father of their male Cocker Spaniel is Rio. I don't know the name of the mother of their dog. We were amazed. Can you believe that !! We even went to one of your blogs and showed the couple a picture that you posted of me and my husband and Disney (aka Sherlock) on the day we picked him up in NY. They said that they remember seeing the picture of Disney online, with me and Joe, on your High Calling Cocker web site from years ago.
I know that one of the things that brings you joy is to connect your puppies with loving families to bring happiness to both the dogs and their human parents. On that amazing day, you also had a hand in bringing together two couples who otherwise may never have met. I will attach a picture of that gorgeous Cocker Spaniel and his owner, Trace Ann. I will also include one of me as well. We stopped into their home and talked awhile that day. They are a sweet couple.
Thanks for all that you have done for many people over the years.
Take care, Nancy