Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Little Dollop of Crème Fraîche

OOPS! In my rush to post my new Disney-fied recipes, I neglected to share some exciting spring break news. I brought a little something extra in my carry-on luggage back from Arizona. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Douglan's Crème Fraîche de Bellevoix, or Dollop for short. (All together now: AWWWWWWWW!)

My sweet old basset hound, Rosie, died in December of 2010, I finished both Canadian and American championships on my last PBGV over three years ago, and I have been waiting to acquire a puppy from a particular Australian breeding program for NINE years! So the time was finally right to add another dog to the household.

This is a very exciting litter, as the dam--a French import--was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex to the national specialty winner in 2009, and the sire is an Australian grand champion and a Best in Show winner who has already sired many champions Down Under.

CH Correze des Rocs du Plessis (Dam: "Cosi")

BIS Aus. GCH Rokeena Esprit Naturel (Sire: "Sam")

I have great hopes for this little one as a show dog, but right now, we're just working on learning to be a well-behaved house pet. Needless to say, we are in the "No!" and "Stop that!" phase, and the living room is veritably swimming in enzymatic cleaner. But this little Dollop of badness has already wormed her way into our hearts and brings us much joy as a cheerful, energetic (emphasis should be noted here), and adorable companion.


Unknown said...

Hi there!

I have Dollop's brother Declan. (Douglann's Crème Brulee.) How is she doing? I would love to see an updated photo of her.

Joy Bugaloo said...

OH YAY! I was just asking around at the PBGV National in Tucson a couple of weeks ago to see if anyone knew where Declan ended up! My email is JoyBugaloo(at)aol(dot)com. Send me an email, and I would be happy to share long as you return the favor! :-)