In Remembrance of Alice Fromson
Bonnie Brier Christine Alice
(Bonnie Brier Lil'Bit Rock N' Roll x Ch. Bonnie Brier Sittin' Pretty)
November 24, 2000 ~ November 8, 2019
What a special spirit Alice was and still is. Only 16 days shy of her 19th birthday, we celebrate the 18 years, 11 months and 8 days she blessed those who loved her, especially her mom and dad, Sharon and Mark. She certainly left her paw prints embedded in my heart as well. Alice was 2nd generation, 100% NR and with God's blessings, and the love and dedication of her family, it is still incredible that she lived such a long and awesome life. She is the oldest 100% NR Westie. Then again, with natural rearing, it proves what God can accomplish if we just learn, trust Him and put into practice His ways.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
Since 1996, Bonnie Brier Westies Are Exclusively Raised the NR Way For a Long Life of TRUE Health and Well-Being
22 Years Later We Now Have Our 5th Generation
Natural Rearing Is The ONLY Way Towards Eliminating Breed Health Issues, Obtaining and Retaining True Health and Longevity.
~ "With God All Things Are Possible." ~
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Westies are awesome blessings, They have been part of my life since I was 15. It doesn't matter if they are a family companion that does tricks or gives abundance kisses or their talents lead them to conformation showing or performance activities like agility, obedience, barnhunt, tracking or earthdog. All are cherished and loved companions, first and foremost. Nothing else is as important and we should not forget that. Live each day as if it were the last.
After the tragic loss of my Westie, Summer, in 1996, I made a paradigm shift to natural rearing. Back in the "old" days, I raised my Westies the way allopathic veterinarians told me I should. I followed the advice to vaccinate yearly, feed kibble and use toxic flea and tick products. Today, with guidance from a higher power, I now know that carnivores must eat their species raw diet, including supporting natural immunity, and not using toxic chemicals are critical factors, but not the only factors, to optimizing the immune system health which equal true health and longevity of our Westies (all dogs actually).
After years of researching for the truth, which is never ending, it is obvious that processed pet foods, vaccinations, toxic flea/tick/heartworm products, etc. that the majority of the veterinary community promotes, are the foundations towards disease and illness and cancer. One only needs to seek the truthful facts, but will you?
I’m passionate about NR because now, with our 6th NR generation, it humbles me to see how healthy the Westies are. We do not have breed problems like hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, CMO, skin diseases or eye issues, etc. Never so much as an ear infection either. No dental cleanings needed. Everything points back to immune system health, the one thing we must understand and work towards and support if we are to see our dogs live those long disease free lives. In fact, we have celebrated the birthdays of 4 Westies living to over 17 years of age and Alice was almost 19!!. Many others have lived well into their 16 plus years and some new sweet sixteens have celebrated a birthday already.
Step into our world, learn more about the Bonnie Brier Westies, and learn why I think and practice what I do and how you, too, can build a healthier Westie (or any dog).
A Third and a First at Bonnie Brier
Bonnie Brier Boot Scootin' Sadie ROM
is our third ROM and first and only naturally reared Westie in America to achieve her ROM (Registry of Merit) from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America with all 5 of her Champion offspring naturally reared as well. They are:
Ch. Bonnie Brier I Wanna Talk About Me
Ch. Bonnie Brier Sharp Shooter
Ch. Bonnie Brier I Love This Bar
Ch. Bonnie Brier Honky Tonk Cowboy Blue
Ch. Bonnie Brier Sparkle Plenty
Our first two ROM's were:
Ch. Bonnie Brier She's Groovin'
Ch. Bonnie Brier Heathertoes
We Praise God For All These Westies and the Blessings!
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Did you Know?
The best way to keep your Westie healthy is by maintaining a strong immune system, including feeding a raw diet...
Who is Bonnie Brier
Bonnie Brier is the prefix for my AKC registered Westies. My name is Christine Swingle and I’ve loved Westies for 51 years! I am currently in Arizona with 5 naturally reared Westies. Our eldest, Vestry, left us in 2015 at the age of 17+ years young. That's what natural rearing can do.