Showing, Breeding, Loving Pekingese

Ray, entertaining some kids at the pool.

My husband, Ray, and I have always loved traveling.

Our 2017 trip to Greece, Turkey, and Egypt was wonderful.
Humphrey Bogart was a willing "ship of the desert" for me.

Here I am in China (2014) with a stone-carving of a Foo Dog or Pekingese

china w-stone Peke

Ray travels all over to hypnotist conventions and magic shows.
Some times he meets up with a friend who owns this pet lemur who has a...
"Wide-eyed View A-top Old Baldy"

...and here's our 5 children

Vacationing in Hawaii
February 2013

ray & me in hawaii - diamond head in bkgrnd  ray & me w/local chap holding newspaper whale watching

wailea falls  hawaii 5-0 headquarters: book 'em dano!

Molly's Story - My Life With Pekingese

MollyUpon retirement from teaching after 35 years, I fulfilled my dream of again owning Pekingese like I had in my childhood and starting a small breeding program. Molly, seen here being awarded Reserve Winners Bitch by breed authority, Luc Boileau, was bred by Arlon Duit. Her registered name is Ch. Twilight Time of Dud-Lee. Arlon got her dam from Ruby Dudley and bred her once to Ch. Copper Top before giving her to Connie, Ruby's granddaughter. Connie helped me choose Molly.

I bred Molly to Ch. Lon-Du Legacy. There were three in the litter. The firstborn was a big parti boy that got stuck in the birth canal and died in my hands as I was on the phone with the vet. Ch. Just My Bill was my first homebred champion! Bill finished bang, bang, bang. Georgie (Sweet Georgia Brown) lives with my youngest son, Luke and his wife Amanda and has probably the best headpiece I've bred. I would have finished Georgie if I had known what I was doing.

At the same time Molly whelped I had a second litter on the ground. Ch. Claymore Marigold produced a singleton puppy. Molly took him away from Marigold, which was fine by Marigold and suckled him with Bill and Georgie. Ya think she could count to three?

After that I let Molly's coat grow out and finished her. Then I bred her to Bob Jackson's Ch. Fourwinds Prime Time. Molly produced Ping and Blossom, who both quickly finished. Then she and Ch. H. T. Opium Prince, (the boy she raised), got together behind the garage, which resulted in a litter of five. The first was stillborn when my friend fell fault. Tze, Ch. H.T. Magic Carpet Ride to DeGray, came from that litter as did my son Sam's "Bruceman."

 Paladin aka Tiger dixie 

Pal and Dixie (above) were Molly's last litter of two. Pal, Ch. H.T. Have Gun Will Travel, went to Arlon and then to Germany. My daughter, Jane, carted Dixie Lee to Iowa City to be her comfort at college. Both Jane and Dixie now reside here at home with us.

Molly earned her Dam of Merit. She loved to chase anything that moved and adored the whole dog show scene. puppy group 1She moved effortlessly and loved to run and horrors...JUMP! In this Best Puppy in Group photo, Molly went flying off the photo platform a second after the photo was snapped. She kept the backyard squirrels in a high state of alert. I had her spayed after her fourth litter. Ray placed her with a lady who drove a very long way and fell absolutely in love with her. I was in Texas taking care of my Mother. I couldn't have done it.

Of Molly's daughters, Georgie was bred only once and that was to Arlon's Ch. Phillip, producing LeRoy Brown. Arlon bought him. He went oversize and Arlon sold him as a pet. I first bred Blossom to Legacy who had put such a lovely face on Georgie. Carrie, Dolly, Mustang, and Ringo were in that litter. Blossom threw her own headpiece. The girls finished. Then Blossom was bred to Ch. Fourwinds Prime Time Shine. That resulted in Tippy, Champy, Buddy, and a little girl puppy with a nice open face that died at six weeks. The third time, I bred Blossom to Phillip and got a male with a double cleft lip that never left the vet's office. I was bummed and had Blossom spayed and Ray placed her the same day Molly went. Tze, lives with my good friend, Jean, in Des Moines. Dixie has produced three litters, a total of eight males and three females. Two have become champions.