May 2005 Edition
Here we are almost ONE YEAR later! I have a newer 'puter at home where I will have more time to devote to our website and hopefully keep y'all abreast of the latest happenings. Bear with me everyone!
Rockledge's Magnolia and Aden's Socks
had their first litter on February 11th. Most have been sold and the
remainder are in a "hold" pattern 'til we decide which one(s) we
will keep. J3's Paige and Windridge's High Caliber (Sonny) had their second
litter on Friday, April 29th.
I spoke with Mr. Aubrey Aden yesterday on the phone. I referred a breeder in the Netherlands to him. He is writing a book about Catahoulas and wanted some pictures and information about how to work cattle. I felt Mr. Aden could do justice to the breed as he is certainly qualified in that department! He informed me that Aden's Samantha (Sock's mama) is still alive! 14 years young! You go girl!
June 2004 Edition
Howdy once again! Kinda sorta missed
the May issue. Sorry!!! Life has been a bit hectic lately, but we'll do our
best to keep up the newsletter.
By now it's old news, but I wanted to say that in spite of our best efforts, it was impossible to go to Fairfield, TX for the NALC-TX show. I could not make the drive alone in 40 hours, and no-one else from the West Coast could make it at the last minute. I guess it rained Catahoulas and dogs down there and was not very well attended. So if I couldn't make it I guess this was a good one to miss. (This show could've given me the points needed to champion several of my dogs before the NALC Book of Champions comes out this fall, so who cares about a little rain? (tongue in cheek). Hey, though, there's always another show down the road!!!
Michael Keeffe of Grass Valley, CA for his purchase of Windridge's Chief Tonkawa (pup #1) from the March 10, 2004 litter out of J3's Paige by Windridge's High Caliber aka Sonny (and a special thank you to Mike and Cheryl Byrne for the referral). Congrats also go to the following new Windridge Catahoula owners: Bruce Wager (Paige's former owner) for pup #2 in Opelousas, LA, (we're looking forward to seeing Hayden Drew show this puppy at the NALC September show!) Anthony Williams (and Jenna) for pup #10 named Windridge's Kodah in Vista, CA - we hope he was worth the drive! Also, to Nate and Judi Whitley of Sacramento, CA for pup #9 (and special thank you to Barbara for the referral). Sandy Goins of Sante Fe, NM for her long awaited and very special acquisition of pup #4 (as yet unnamed) and special thanks go to Mario Quilles and Ellen Koment for their referral and support!!! And lastly, to Cody Dorris of Nevada City, CA for his purchase of pup #8 - we know he will follow in his father's cowpie-dodgin' footprints! Congrats to Allyn, Norman, and Oran Carmen of Grass Valley, CA for trying Catahoulas on their spread. We know you will be HOOKED before long. And Norman, forget about breeding the male into your BC's!!! Come back later and we'll set you up with a breeding female!
April 2004 Edition
Howdy Y'all. Welcome to the long awaited 1st edition of the WRF's newsletter! Our hope is to maintain this site monthly with stories, coming events, updates, new arrivals, show and trial results, and generally anything newsworthy pertaining to Windridge Farms Catahoulas. We will be including some pictures (like this one of B-Bay with Maggie & Bobby), stories, and items of interest to visitors of this site. Our goal is to inform, educate, and entertain readers about Windridge Farms bred or related Catahoulas.
Cecil Taylor and Dawn Pumnea of Old Town, ID for their purchase of Windridge's Emmy Lou (7/3/03 Litter). And to Linda Smith of Lolaa's Kennels in Amargosa Valley, NV for her purchase of Windridge's Jack Daniel (7/3/03 Litter). "JD" is Linda's third WRF's pup and we are pleased that he has joined her breeding program. BTW, Linda, congrats on Windridge's Magpie's recent litter and her great PennHip score!!!
A special congrats to April Robinson of Penn Valley, CA for adding Windridge's Remington (6/16/02 Litter) to her team. April has been competing his littermate Windridge's Sacre Beau in conformation and baying events since 10/02. Condolences for her recent loss of Windridge's Luc Duc (7/3/03 Litter) - a beautiful and very special brindle boy! We know "Remmy" will shoulder the harness in his absence!
Remmy's full sister Windridge's Hollyhocks (5/30/99 Litter), recently acquired by Brian and Sarah Fries of Fresno, CA is also filling some big "PAWPRINTS" in their household. Our condolences go to the Fries who lost their 8 year old catahoula to cancer a few weeks ago. They found they really needed another catahoula in their lives and we are honored that they chose Holly to join their family. We wish them a long and happy life together.
Lastly, a special congratulations to Mike Cozac and Melody Tucker of Hijinx Catahoulas of Duncan, B.C. for their recent litter out of Windridge's Brinn Doll (5/30/99 Litter) by Wolf River's Nick owned by Paul and Barbara Millermon of Rio Oso Catahoulas in Pleasant Grove, CA. What a beautiful litter!
A hard-earned (we're sure) thank you to Donna Shmidt Pauls of Terrebonne, OR for picking up and raising Hijinx's Lotta Moxie for us until we can pick her up. She was the only female in the litter and we are told this little Windridge X Wolf River gyp should be a formidable presence in the baypen, let alone in the woods and pastures!!!
Windridge Farms, 24691 Highway 20
East, Nevada City, California 95959-9124