Chase – Six Years Old

October 17, 2013

October 17th

It’s Chase’s sixth birthday.  This is a perfect day to recognize the most special thing about this dog. Chase’s life work is making people love Cardigans. He has always been a companion. We have gone to public meetings and events, we have sat on street planters to watch parades, we have visited schools and nursing centers. Chase spends most week days at the office. At every one of these locations, this dog has charmed people, made them smile, made children laugh, given comfort, put people at ease. Chase is an ambassador for our breed. Although we compete in many venues and although Chase has been very successful as a sire, it is his love of people that has made him part of my heart. I love you Chaseman, love you dearly. Have a wonderful birthday. Then we’ll have another very good year together.

Happy birthday to the rest of the Freedom litter — to Ace, Bogie, Clem, Eagle, Feather, Golda, Heather, and Jigger (Chase was Ikey).  Although those are no longer the dogs’ names, those names live in my heart because for weeks I stalked Tom and Carolyn Cannon’s blog/web site wondering which of the baybeez would be mine.  It turned out to be our Chaseman — GCh/Can Ch C-Myste Baledwr Pursuit of Happiness CD RN HSAds HIAs HXAs NAP NJP VCX ROMs TT.  I cannot tell you how fortunate I feel — and grateful that he came home with me.

Smiling blogChase and Jennifer Necker at the Valencia Valley Kennel Club last Sunday.  Aren’t they a cute couple?

Thank you Dan Pearson for the great photo!

. . . and just for fun, I applied a filter.  It’s called diffuse glow.  This may be how Chase sees himself:

Smiling blog - Diffuse Glow


  1. Janet says:

    Happy Birthday Chase! What a great dog you are!

  2. DeAnn says:

    Happy Birthday Chase! Still as handsome as ever!

  3. Taryn says:

    Happy B-Day, Chase. May you have many, many more!

  4. Cheryl says:

    I’m pretty sure you’re right–I’m SURE Chase sees himself GLOWING!

  5. Merinda says:

    Stout says “Happy B-Day, Dad!”

  6. Kathy Metcalfe says:

    Happy Birthday Daddy Chase

  7. Terry says:

    Happy Birthday to wonderful gentleman Chase!

  8. Happy Birthday, Chaser! Long may you continue to brighten hearts!

  9. Congratulations to Susan, Lowri, Penni, Chase, and everyone on the arrival of Lowri’s baybeez! (I am unable to comment directly on Lowri’s blog….)