Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Top Stud Dog 2015


It gives me the greatest amount of pride to say that
CH KUTANI LIGHTNING STRIKE
is Top Stud Dog for 2015
Following in Trader's footsteps




Noah


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Buddies



During my time of illness, these wonderful dogs were my constant companions.
They brought light to my life, peace and tranquility.




Art


Art has always played a big part of my life



Friends


Some of my friends from the dog world


Wendy



This is my most favourite photo of myself, taken by Olga Ivanova 
when we visited St Basil's in Moscow.
I hope to look like this again one day soon, maybe by summer 2016, who knows.
What a tough year it has been.  Looking forward to next year.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Jonas in Russia



Fabulous Jonas with Moscow as a back drop
Thank you Olga Ivanova for such wonderful photos



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kutani Snowfall


Kutani Snowfall

Dear Jonas will be coming home in December
What a marvellous job Olga Ivanova has done with this stunning boy.
From a raw youngster he has matured into this amazing dog.
Sire: Ch Kutani Skyfall
Dam: Ch Tantra's Plenty O'Toole Isa Kutani


Monday, October 26, 2015

New Champion


We have great pride and pleasure to introduce a new champion
Ch Littondale Replay Kutani
This special boy is in partnership with Jill & Dave Lock

Dam: Kutani Shabby Chic
Sire: Ch Kutani Skyfall


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drew



My fabulous, funny, caring Drew

I have now had my last chemo, so now looking forward to what the future brings.
It has been a learning curve to say the least, for both of us.
We have realised that there is so much more to life and not to waste a single moment.  We have talked about our future plans in length, now we need the courage to carry them out. To grab life and give it a shake.

But this post is about Drew.  Such a popular person and deservedly so. 
He has been my rock, I cannot even start to imagine what he has had to cope with, the highs and the dreadful lows, the hopes and the despairs.
To see him despair and cry because he cannot comfort me. His strength of heart is amazing, his spirit is inspiring, but above all he is the love of my life.

Thank you Drew, for being you.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kutani Snowfall


Our handsome boy is growing up.  He has been away with Olga in Russia but will be coming back home by the end of the year.  
He has some very exciting stud work can't wait to see how the puppies look.





Saturday, September 12, 2015

Strike A Light For Kutani



The wonderful Javi (a Noah son)
At SKC he not only took the Best of Breed under judge Joan Scarll
but he surpassed himself with Group 2 under Mark Cocozza
Way to go Javi

Javi is owned and showed and loved to pieces by Vicky Clutterbuck



Rosco


Littondale Replay Kutani
pictured in the Group ring at B'ham City Champ Show 
after taking his 2nd CC under judge Jane Lilley

Delores (Della)


This girl makes me smile so much


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Della


Avgit Delores Del Rio D'Kutani



Just in case you are wondering, it is the front feet that are white !

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kutani

A unique selection of Champions




Thank you Kelly Anne Kindness

From top left going clockwise: 
Ch Kutani Reckless, Ch Tantra's Plenty O'Toole Isa a Kutani,
Ch Kutani Secret Agent, Ch Kutani Lightning Strike,
Ch Kutani Skyfall, Ch Kutani My Girl,
Ch Kutani Rogue Trader and Ch Kutani Soldier Soldier



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MYA

My beautiful young star now carries her Title and Crown
CC SELAS Championship Show
thank you to Judge Jacqui  Chalmers (Chethang)


Ch Kutani My Girl
Just 20 months old 

Sire: Ch Kutani Skyfall
Dame: Ch Tantra's Plenty O'Toole Isa A Kutani


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kutani My Girl

My takes her 2nd ticket with BOB
at East Of England Champ Show
under our judge Sue Bird giving CCs for the first time in this breed

So proud of this girl





Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Arrival


Tough times are always made better by a new puppy
Here is 'Avgit Delores Del Rio D'Kutani
better known as Della
Thank you to Olga Viola and Olga Ivanova for our precious black diamond


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kutani Snowfall


A day in the life of Jonas in Russia, with Olga Ivanova





Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Upsidedown


My world has been turned upside-down!

Back at the beginning of the year I knew I had a bit of a problem, slight pain in my abdomen.
When it got much worse I went to see the Doc.
Yes Mrs Cain, you have a mass inside you!
Upshot was that I had a mass on my ovary, a big one, which had to be taken out and examined.
OK I thought, lets just get on with it, shouldn't take long.
Long story short, I had the surgery to remove anything that didnt need to be there.  Surgery went well and I was a happy bunny.
Off went all my bits for testing and I carried on as normal, no pain, no hangups.

Delusion
Called back in to see the Oncologist (?) Why Oncologist, I don't have cancer!
Spoke at length to the doctor who said everything was removed successfully BUT
there were cancerous cells found - WHAT!
Well thats ok as long as they got them all out, right ?
Yes as far as they know they did get them all, but just in case one cell escaped I needed CHEMOTHERAPY.

I thought the doctor and the nurse (MacMillian Nurse) had got the wrong notes in front of them and were talking about someone else.
I remember feeling numb and then angry and then raging
"if you think I am going through that then you have another thought coming"
No, no way.
But they kept on talking at me.  I looked at Drew, he had gone white and drawn.
I got up and left the room, but the nurse took me aside to another room and talked to me.  I didn't like her.  She talked to me as if I was dying, all sympathetic and quiet.  I don't like that sort of thing.
I remember coming away with lots of books and leaflets, all of which went into the bin as soon as I got home!

Drew was so upset by my reaction, think if we both could have jumped off a cliff right then, we would have.  And I had yet to tell my family, my daughter, grandchildren, whom I adore.

My daughter is one of the most grounded people I know, and I love her for it.
We talked, we cried, we put forward arguments, but in the end there was always going to be one answer.  To have the chemo.

I want to see my beautiful grandchildren grow into beautiful people, I want to be part of their lives.  So you see, after all the raging and head banging, the answer was always going to be, yes.  And of course Drew will be right by my side.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mia Mya


Kutani My Girl 
takes the Res CC at Bath Championship Show
Judge Jane Paradise.
If I had a photo I would post it,
but all the photographers seem to go to sleep for the bitch classes!
She now has 1CC (Crufts) and 1 Res CC
at the tender age of 18months old

Will update when a photo becomes available!


Art


A talented artist's Lhasa over Tibet


Russian Princess



Avgit Grace Kelly
Oscar's beautiful daughter
His Russian princess with her breeder and owner Olga Ivanova




Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Idris


Our new boy Tantra's Winstonian at Kutani (Idris)


Littondale Replay Kutani


Rosco take the CC at SKC under judge Mark Cocazza
What a super super day for our partnership
Owned by myself, Jill & Dave Lock




Sire:  Ch Kutani Skyfall
Dam: Kutani Shabby Chic



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Avgit Great Gatsby for Kutani








JJ is growing fast.
He is now 10 months old
Bred by Olga Ivanova
A son of Ch Kutani Skyfall and Multi Ch Whisborne Tia Maria



Sunday, May 3, 2015

BIS


Oscar winning yet another BIS
This time at Jersey Members Show
with Peter Walker


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fun

Fun day at the MLAA show
Competition for best Fancier (hat)
Needless to say, I didn't win with my homemade version!




Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Champion

I am so happy and proud to announce a new Kutani Champion
At the Midland Lhasa Apso Association 
judge Ida Watts, awarded Kutani Skyfall his 3rd and Crowning CC










Friday, April 3, 2015

Days Gone By




Don't know where and don't know when, but love this photo


Mya Does It Again


The only way to follow up the amazing win at Crufts 
is to do it again, and Mya did just that!
She won Best Bitch and Best In Show at The Wales & West Lhasa Apso Club Show


Our sweet girl just gets better and better, love her.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

CRUFTS 2015


An amazing Crufts for us this year to follow on from an unbelievable Crufts last year.



Kutani Skyfall (Oscar) 2nd in Open Dog out of an entry of 18 super dogs



Kutani Snowfall (Jonas) 2nd in Yearling Dog, and boy was he naughty




But the star of the day was Kutani My Girl (Mya)
Winning a strong Yearling class and then going on to take
Bitch CC

Jonas and Mya are litter siblings and just 16months old
Our judge was breed specialist June Smith (Wyndcatch)

Another Crufts to remember.







Tuesday, February 24, 2015