|The first time I saw a Standard Poodle was in the 1980s at an all breed
dog show. I bred and showed Cocker Spaniels (parti variety). I fell in
love with the beauty and grace of the Standard and hoped to own one
someday. Little did I know how addictive they are!
In 2007 my 11 year old granddaughter Brianna and I braved an Ohio
snowstorm in January, driving a couple hours to Utica, Ohio to look at
the then 9 week old silver/white ball of fur I named "Paisley". She was
so smart and sweet, I was hooked. I contacted the breeder to see if
any of the sisters were left, one week after I got Paisley my husband
and I went back to get the cream girl I named "Willow".
My daughter in law Dana had been in contact with a breeder in
Junction City, Ohio with a 7 week old brown abstract boy, in May 2007
I picked up "Axel". He is the most hilarious dog I have ever had the
privilege of knowing or owning! He will make you laugh no matter
what your mood.
I later decided I did not want to use the same male for both girls and
the search was on again.
Dana and I drove all night, February 6, 2008 (barely missing the
tornadoes that hit Kentucky and Indiana), to Illinois to get the abstract
apricot male I call "Cooper."
In August 2008 my daughter Missy and Brianna and I went back to
Illinois for our silver 7 week old girl "Aubry Rayne."
We also have a 12 year old white toy girl, " Pearl", a 8 yr. old Basset
Hound girl, "Lucy"...(both spayed).
Our pets are our family and the dogs live in our house. We also have 5
horses..."Traveler", "Rose" (mommy to... "Pistol" and "Liberty" and
"Yankee", sire of Liberty.
Thanks for taking the time to read about us.
|Rich and I work at American Standard in Salem, Ohio. On October
17th, 2008 everyone was sent out of the building after 4 hours work
and a lock was put on the gate. We were on a 2 week contract
extension. Our youngest granddaughter Makenzy wanted to carry a
sign on the picket line. ( Sunday, October 26,2008)
Our union flag still flies under the American flag at the plant. This
was a labor charge settlement in 2003. We are United Steelworkers
IF NOT US...WHO? IF NOT NOW...WHEN?
|On Monday, November 24th, 2008, 302 union members went back to work.
The unfair labor practice charges will be fought in court.
I am going to raise our beautiful Standards, do grooming and I have taken
classes for clipper blade and scissor sharpening.
I am very proud to have been a part of the 302 local members who stood
strong for over 5 weeks, standing in this economy for what we believe in...
For all American workers (union & nonunion) to earn wages they can raise
a family on, affordable health care, seniority rights and to be treated with
dignity and respect. Of the 339 union employees 37 crossed the picket
line. I may not work in a union shop anymore but will always be union