Nequis has gone…

…to the Xolos’ Happy Hunting Ground. She was 16 years old and her owners’ wrote: “With great sorrow, we said goodbye. We loved her so much.” May your star shine brightly, dear Nequis. She was an intermediate hairless xolo. She lived a full life in a busy and loving home. Her dam was Yatsil and her sire was Pakat. RIP dearone. The World is a better place for your having been here.

Hot off the Xolo Wireless…

…from Barbara Griffin, “Baalche is the Top AKC Xolo in agility. We couldn’t go to the Invitational in Florida so the AKC sent the award and it arrived today. Baalche (AKC CH SBIS XCUSA Int Ch) Baalche (Hoover) Mex FCI CGC RN ThD AX NAP NJP OF MXJ has 31 agility titles (5 agility venues), 5 conformation championships, 2 Rally titles, and is a certified Therapy Dog. He has qualified again for 2012 and 2013 for the agility Invitational. I am very proud of my little buddy.” HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS, BARBARA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Holidays…

…to everyone, from my home to yours………….
The new fallen snow, the beautiful sunrise, the promise of the new year, the smell of Hoover’s apple and pumpkin pies in the kitchen, the sound of soft zither music like my Uncle John from Austria used to play for us…it feels like the season really is here. May you enjoy the time of year.

News from one…

…of my favorite “Xolo Duenas.” Shirley Lundy is in her 80’s and still does rally and obedience training with her dogs. Here she is pictured with her standard hairless female Xolo, “Roca.” When I spoke with Shirley on the phone recently she expressed that she sends her love and best wishes to all her Xolo friends….and wishes that we could get together more often.

We give thanks…

…for the Xolos, for the good people in our lives, for the bountiful harvest of the hayfields, for the moments that we spend with our friends and loved ones.
Here you see a photo of “Tom”. He was the largest turkey that we have raised. We have not had a huge one since. His breast portions together weighed in at 32 pounds. My vegetarian friends will be happy to know that this is the last year we will raise turkeys. Hoover and I are no longer strong enough to butcher them by ourselves.

May your Thanksgiving day be GREAT!!
For those of you who do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day where you live:
Thanksgiving Day in the USA

A Grand Display of the works…

…of Jose Kuri Brena is now being held in Mexico City. It opened on the 15th of November, 2012. He was one of Mexico’s greatest artists, a national treasure. This is at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi s/n, Bosque de Chapultepec, Ciudad de Mexico, C.P. 11560 This is an opportunity not to be missed for those who can attend it.

Preview the exhibition: Exhibition of Jose Kuri Brena
An older video of his work: Jose Kuri Brena 2009
An article on the opening: Article on the Exhibition