John and Caroline seemed to fall into showing
him, going to his first Championship Show just to see
his brothers and sister, we will never forget the shocked
look on their faces when he won a second prize and we
told them that he had qualified for Crufts.
the Show ring
by Kathy Webb)
his life Pip did very well in the ring with many
firsts at Championship and Open Shows,
he won several Postgraduate classes in Summer 2009 and
was beginning to mature so well. Above everything else
he was noted for his excellent temperament and always
presented so beautifully at the shows. In 2009 he was
runner up to top dog in the adult section for the Northern
Saluki Club points trophy and helped his owners win
Hound Club Ch Sarona Kelb Trophy for exhibitors winning
the most points in all classes at Championship Shows.
We were astonished
when Pip won his Bronze, Silver and Gold KC Good
Citizen Award and
adept at agility, videos of ‘Pip’ in the
many activities he enjoyed can be seen at www.thepipandcocosalukipage.co.uk
In the River Erewash May 2009
At the end of 2009 Pip became unwell
and we can only imagine how hard it was to watch his
energy slowly fade as the few months went by. At the
beginning of 2010 and after a very difficult road for
John and Caroline to get a correct diagnosis a bone marrow
biopsy revealed acute myeloid leukaemia with a prognosis
of a week, he was gently helped over the last hurdle
on 26th February 2010 while he still had his dignity.
We will never forget this lovely dog from our final
Saluki litter and just wish he could have stayed longer,
above all we will always be very proud of him.
Thank you to John and Caroline who tried so hard for
Pip, gave him such a full life and cared for him right
to the very end.
is brief, as we speak the seconds go..... hold on to
today, think little of tomorrow’
10.10.06 to 26.02.2010
Always in our hearts