Who Lives Here
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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Vestry, Ch. Bonnie Brier Dealer's Choice (Ch. Bonnie Brier James Butler CD x Ch. Bonnie Brier Sittin' Pretty), was the patriarch of the family and turned 17 years young on June 8, 2015. Vestry passed in August, 2015 but is still part of the family. He was first generation naturally reared and although age slowed him down, he aged remarkable well. For a first generation NR Westie, that was truly amazing. The eyes are the way to the soul and Vestry's eyes, even at 17, were clear. The pictures with his "mom" were taken when he was being shown and the photographer for the "love fest" was Kenneth Reed. Two of the pictures with toys were on his previous birthdays as he got to pick out his own birthday toy. Vestry was a gentle soul and a wise and kind gentleman who loved to give kisses all the time. He will always be alive in my heart, forever.
Sadie, Bonnie Brier Boot Scootin' Sadie ROM (Ch. Bonnie Brier Dealer's Choice x Ch. Bonnie Brier Lil'Bit Country) is now 13-1/2 years young and going gangbusters! Sadie received her ROM (Registry of Merit) from the WHWTCA, which means she is a top producing dam with 5 champion offspring. Go to ACCOMPLISHMENTS to see all the exciting news about Sadie's award. Sadie was not able to finish her championship as I had put all dog show activities aside while my sister Judy was battling cancer. Just the same, Sadie proved herself in the whelping box. She is sweet, gives many kisses, loves tummy rubs, walks, chasing the ball and loves to snuggle on the couch. She also enjoys barking at, and chasing squirrels, whenever she sees them. She has great hunting instinct as evident by the many holes she has dug in the yard trying to get at the moles or woodchuck living under the shed. She is another of the Lord's blessings upon me.
Tommy, Ch. Bonnie Brier I Wanna Talk About Me (Bonnie Brier Lil'Bit RockNRoll x Bonnie Brier Boot Scootin' Sadie ROM) turned 9 years young in June, 2017. I guarantee you that under his head trimming is all head. Tommy, aka Tommy Tune, loves sleeping on the bed, tummy rubs, hikes, is a quick learner and is easy going although he commands respect especially from his subordinates, namely his brother and son. He loves to explore and hunt, especially for chipmunks in the woodpile. Tommy is a proven stud dog and has passed on his best features to his son Nick and daughter JJ. Tommy has been A-1 healthy his whole life due to natural rearing practices and the guidance of our Lord. He is at stud to approved bitches, especially naturally reared bitches. Tommy loves giving and getting kisses and hugs. He is another special blessing.
Pistol, Ch. Bonnie Brier Sharp Shooter (Bonnie Brier Lil'Bit RockNRoll x Bonnie Brier Boot Scootin' Sadie ROM), turned 9 years young in June, 2017 and is 3rd generation 100% NR. Pistol, aka Pistol Pete, loves loves toys and is quite protective of his own. Unfortunately, he can "kill" a squeak toy in under 20 seconds and then it ends up being pulled apart. He is unwilling to share his toys and likes to steal everyone else's, too. He loves attention and likes to "talk" as well. In fact, if one is inclined, quite a conversation can be had. Pistol loves to chase squirrels, chase the ball and be an overall troublemaker. Pistol, when shown, did very well and garnered Best of Breed and a Terrier Group 4th placement. He has been A-1 healthy his whole life with no breed health issues and I credit that to natural rearing practices and the guidance of our Lord. He is at stud to approved bitches, especially naturally reared bitches.
Judi, Ch. Bonnie Brier Sparkle Plenty (Ch. Bonnie Brier I Wanna Be A Cowboy x Bonnie Brier Boot Scootin' Sadie ROM) was named in honor of my sister Judy, who passed away in 2008. It was beyond joyful when Judi finished her championship. Judi, 3rd generation NR, turned 8 in June, 2017. Now home to enjoy her retirement and keeping the squirrels up the trees, Judi loves to chase the ball as well and can do it all day if I let her. She is sweet and loves to give and get kisses. She's independent, loves hiking and hanging out on the couch or under the couch. Judi has had three litters and in her first litter one Westie, Eugene, finished his championship and he is enjoying home life and agility. Judi's last puppy, JJ, was welcomed into the world in January, 2015. God willing, JJ will carry on the NR line.
Nick--Now Living In North Carolina
Nick, Bonnie Brier Don't Fence Me In, (Ch. Bonnie Brier I Wanna Talk About Me x Ch. Bonnie Brier Sparkle Plenty) turned 4 years old in July, 2017. He is quite the silly boy and has lovely structure and movement. He loves to hunt and dig, especially for the woodchuck living under our shed. Oh, the holes in the yard!! He has learned numerous tricks such as sit, circle left and circle right. He hasn't figured out the twirling on his hind legs yet, a feat his uncle Cowboy has perfected. Chasing the ball runs in the family but Nick hasn't learned to totally bring it back for another throw. He'd rather take it and run, hoping you'll chase him! Nick loves tummy rubs and hanging out with me on the couch in the evenings. He also loves to go hiking, always watching for anything that piques his interest.
Nick lives with my dear friend, Nan Hoyt, and Roxie, one of Judi's daughters. I really need to move Nick off this page but I'm not ready yet. I love his pictures.
JJ, Bonnie Brier Montana Jubilee Jewel (Ch. Bonnie Brier I Wanna Talk About Me x Ch. Bonnie Brier Sparkle Plenty), was born Jan. 12, 2015. She has lovely conformation and boy can she move. She certainly is a darling little girl, loves to swim and knows how to "circle." JJ was her great, granddad Vestry's protector. She loved him and was always spending time just being around him. God willing, JJ will be bred and produce the 5th generation of NR Westies.