Toni

toniRigrunner Catatonia

Date of Birth: Friday 03 July 1998

Hips: 3:3

Eyes: Clear

Achievements:Our best placed dog for total showing ability, she so often stood either side of the green cards, however in 2003 she took the RCC’s at both Birmingham & SKC. She adored showing which helped. In 2004 she became our first girl to achieve Best Bitch & Best Opposite Sex in Show at a SHCGB Open Show. Sadly her blindness have seen her retirement from the ring.

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Pet names : Toods, Tuddy, Tuddywoo, Woods, Woody

In the 2003/4 season she has really come into her own in the team and ran in lead for most of the races, being absolutely reliable for Keith.

A chip off her Mothers block, she can be a bit of a loner, but we love her dearly. On walks she likes to carry a bottle, any type will do from glass to plastic, from small to 2 litre. However we now have a tennis ball collection a the front door, and one is taken everyday and carried round the park.

Just before Aviemore 2005 she seemed unwell and was traeated by our Vet for a localised infection/injury. Keith had his best run ever on the Saturday in the C clas, with Toni, Emmy, Patsy & Juno just flying round. On Sunday it all went horribly wrong as Guy & I had to rush her to the Vets In Grantown-on-Spay, obviously seriously ill, just before the team ran. She was immediately sedated to stop her fitting, and kept in until the Tuesday afternoon. They felt she was stable, but had a balance problem. We knew as soon as we collected her that she couldn’t see, and when she walked into the side of the house we were staying at, we knew it for certain. Having assured ourselves she was stable enough to travel, we rushed her home, popping into our Vets for a referral letter and arriving Friday am at Mr Masons for an emergency appointment. He diagnosed a meningitus type virus, which had left her blind in one eye, with the optic nerve completely detached, and with a 50% chance of saving the sight in the other eye with an agressive course of steroids and antibiotics. He also had grave concerns about her ability to continue living in a pack.

Toni did, and still continues to, amaze us with her ability to live completely blind. We couldn’t save the sight, but that really doesn’t seem to bother her. After a couple of growls when she bumped into them, the others seem to accept her as she is and make allowances. We continued to run her the following season, however with losing Emmy we really lost anyone to train her with so she now just gets walked.

She does the occasional Companion Show and was most proud to get RBIS at the AMWA fun weekend in 2007

Pedigree

Sire:
Tupilak’s Salty
Sire:
Zero’s Brew of Tupilak (Imp)
Sire:
Zero’s Milky-Way II
Sire:
Zero’s Miles
Dam:
Zero’s Bippo
Dam:
Zero’s Gloss-Over
Sire:
Zero’s Kiwiola
Dam:
Zero’s Escape
Dam:
Zero’s Flutter of Tupilak (Imp)
Sire:
Nakanesu’s Jet
Sire:
Nekanesu’s Dino
Dam:
Bain’s Northern X’Brandisnap
Dam:
Zero’s Sugar
Sire:
Zero’s Rostov of Mirkou
Dam:
Princiss Pines Clove of Zero
Dam:
Snohuk Dune
Sire:
Zook Zastoopnik
Sire:
Ch Zoox Gadzheek
Sire:
Goosack of Kolyma (Imp)
Dam:
Zoox Anakma
Dam:
Ch Zoox Dukara JW
Sire:
Dubchek of Mikrischa (Imp)
Dam:
Zoox Aducha
Dam:
Skimarque Nanousha
Sire:
Skimarque Starbuck
Sire:
Skimarque Babiche
Dam:
Skimarque Jenal
Dam:
Skimarque Pushka
Sire:
Rossfort Red Light
Dam:
Skimarque Midnight Sun