Reveille (Blue Tic/Catahoula cross) joined
us on July 4, 1981. We were at a friend's lake house for the July 4th weekend and
their neighbor's had a litter of puppies about 8 weeks old. Russell and I saw them
and fell in love! We brought one home with us. She was very good on the way
home, no problems or accidents which was very good because it was a long trip home!
We were following our friend, who was bringing the boat back and the boat trailer had a
blow-out. We (Me, Rev, and a couple of others) stayed with the boat, trailer and
truck while the others found a new tire! We expected her to wake us up early in the
morning, but she didn't. She loved to run, fetch sticks, balls and even fetched a
turtle once. She loved to swim too. Combining fetching with swimming was the
epitome of fun for her! Her favorite treat was fresh pecans. She was better at
cracking and removing pecans than most people. Lucky joined us on Feb. 20,
1982. We weren't sure if she was going to live, she'd been hit by a car and was
pretty malnourished. As time went by, we realized she'd been mistreated even
more than we'd first imagined. Through our continued efforts and those of her canine
and feline companions, she learned to trust people again. Lucky joined the rest of
her first family at the rainbow bridge on May12, 2000.
Nugget was our first Akita and first show
dog. We weren't real good at showing - we were learning with him, so he never lived
up to his potential. He was a good protector, though, and loved to do
obedience. He was pretty good at it and even won a 3rd place in Novice A!
Ginger was our second Akita and second
show dog. We still didn't know what we were doing as far as showing dogs went, so
didn't do her justice in the show ring. She did produce a beautiful litter of 14 for
us though! We did lose 3 of them but the rest were strong and healthy.
Tex, Taki, BJ, Rosie, Kuma, Summer, Sassy, Callie, Duke, and Kido are her and Okii's