was born in 2002 on Christmas day. We had relatives visiting for the holiday,
but Noel's mother kindly waited to start delivering until 5 minutes after everyone
had left. Noel was the first
puppy to pop out, so we called her "the first Noel." She was soon
followed by three brothers.
all that impressive as a young puppy, or so it seemed at the time. I had her
about her that made us take
a second look. My
friend Jessica Dile also took an interest in her and agreed to co-own with
Jessica has done all the wonderful training
that is seen when Noel is in the conformation ring. She took her first major
(3 points) from the 6-9 month class. Jessica is also working with
Obedience, which she loves.
no stranger and has no fear. She is a joy to live with but she can be a little
hence her papered
favorite trick is opening whatever closed doors might be separating her from
something she wants on the other side – usually people or food, depending
her mood. She has been known to jump double-high baby gates to
get to her people. (She ought to do well in Agility, don't you think?)
Noel celebrated her first birthday this
past Christmas. I
you could say she's
been the "Christmas gift" that keeps on giving.