We've been married
for 38 years and have raised 4 children, Jennifer, Brian, Jay and
Kevin. Jennifer and her husband Alex have blessed us with 3
grandchildren, Kai and Maya. Brian and Jennie have given us Jameson. We live in Kirkland, Washington - in
the greater Seattle area.
We've always had one or two dogs in our household.
Some of the breeds we've owned are: German Shepard, Fox Terrier, Llasa, Miniature
Schnauzer, Golden Retriever, Rottweiler and of course Cairn Terriers.
Our first Cairn friend was George, Val's grandmother's
dog. We loved George's attitude and playfulness. When it came
time to pick our new dog we decided that Cairns were for us. Our
first Cairn was Kula. At the time, we didn't have an interest in
showing Cairns and picked Kula as a "pet" Cairn from a small
breeder. Kula was raised with our son's Rottie. When the
Rottie died, Kula became lonely for a companion. Val's grandmother
passed away and we inherited George. When George came to live with
us he was 10 years old. We had 3 wonderful years with George.
The 2 Cairns were devoted companions and when George left us, Kula again
Val met some northwest Cairn breeders at a Portland dog
show. Val did some showing when she was younger and we decided to
find a puppy that she could show. She made a connection with
Pat Gentry of Cairngorm Cairns and from her we purchased
and Kona have become great companions.
Kona is an AKC Champion an
International Champion, Canadian Champion, Master Earthdog, Canadian Senior Earthdog and has earned several obedience titles.
Our latest addition is Clanmarr's Steel Princess (Hilo
Hattie). We own
Hattie with Pat Gentry. Hattie came to us at 5 months and is a
daughter of BISS AM/CAN CH McCairn's Sir Sam Steele. Hattie
finished her American AKC Championship in November 2007.