I was with her when she was a glint in her father’s eye “Kadyak’s Cherny Moroz” and her mother’ squeals of joy BIS/MBISS Ch Kadyak’s Lady Laska OArtiksno were bred.   I was with her when she was born   talking to Ron on the phone, describing her color as “kinda Apricot”.   The name belonged to her, but how to register her…It was Cindy Adams Loredo – the guru of dog names, who came up with Artik-Sno’s Apricot Flambe’.  

My Mother wanted to be a co-owner, which was the greatest compliment I could have ever received.   She only got to see her once in the show ring, which was in Portland – at the Rose City Classic – taking a group placement under Annie Clark, Casandra showing her – what a thrill for mom – who had really never owned a dog in her 83 years, but she loved Apricot and Laska.  

Apricot was shown by me (Kathie) Casandra,   Bruce Schultz and Gretchen Schultz to her many of BOB and Group and Specialty wins …but the greatest achievement was her performances with Casandra to win the Pedigree Junior Showman Invitational to the World Show – which they won in Puerto Rico and Best in Junior Showmanship at the Westminster Kennel Club in l997.

The Judges who contributed to her career are too many to individually thank, they were Breeder Judges, as well as those whose names we all know and recognize as “well respected” and knowledgeable on breed standards.    

She had the heart and stamina of a true “working” Siberian Husky.   She never let down or let her handler down – out in front on the end of the lead.  

She never raced in harness, but was conditioned in harness, which contributed to her endurance, musculature and form.   She didn’t bark– she had a unusual “baa baa” – like a sheep which was unique to her.

Thank Heaven for the opportunity to have Apricot a part of our lives…and for all the memories.     Ron and Kathie Isenberg and Casandra Clark and her co-owner, My Mom, Cherolyn Fisher, who greeter her and they crossed   the Rainbow Bridge together.

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Kathie Isenberg
Artik*Sno Siberian Huskies & Australian Shepherds
http://www.artik-sno.com/