It is with a sad heart that I report the passing of Tandi on June 4, 2007.
A trooper to the end!
She was a shining light in the lives of her family and will be sorely missed. We are blessed to have had Tandi as one of our foundation bitches (she is Makena's mum!), as her zest and personality has been passed on to her offspring. May her light shine forever through her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Goodbye to our 'powerful little girl!' May you find peace and many fields to run through at the rainbow bridge with Micky,Amy, and Scooby.
Tandi produced 2 wonderful litters of puppies for our Kennels. The first litter can be identified by the word 'Court' in their name and the second by 'Double' (the exception was Makena). The sire of both of these litters was Gr Ch Caprivi Cool Hand Luke (Luke) and we thank Sharron Taylor of 'Usakose Kennels' for allowing us to use Luke.
Tandi is lovingly owned by Lorinda Ferguson,and her family. She is definitely a great family dog and loves Lorinda's 4 boys.
She proved herself to be a wonderful guardian of Lorinda's boys, by breaking off her lead on the beach one day, to run over and prevent a stranger hurting Lorinda's young son. Lorinda told me that Tandi was tied to the car while she took the boys to the toilet. Her 2nd son, who was about 3yo at the time, came out of the toilet before Lorinda, and was approached by a strange man. Tandi broke her lead and bolted over to stand between the child and the man. When the stranger moved away, she returned to her position by the car. A very brave and loving girl.
This wonderful nature has definitely been passed into her offspring. We often receive calls from owners of her kids telling us of their wonderful dispositions and laid back nature. This can be seen coming through from her dad, Micky.
Thankyou to Lorinda for allowing us to have these litters from Tandi. She was a wonderful ambassador for the breed as well as a great mum!