Saturday, February 28, 2015

Squirrels In The Yard

 These pictures are from my niece's yard near Seattle, WA.  I sure think she needs a good Feist dog!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Remembering Nogo Nell--A Bonny Lass

Pete Powers called from Texas and told us Nogo Nell had passed away.  She was 12 years old.  She had spit and vinegar!  No stop to her.  What a Feist.  What a squirrel dog.  Nell's sire was Langford's Rowdy.  I am proud she came from Galla Creek.  Rest in peace, 'Ol Nell.
Nothing more fitting to remember Nell than the poem about Nell written in the 1700's by Robert Burns!  Read and remember Nogo Nell--a handsome Feist, a bonny lass, indeed.

Handsome Nell

O Once I lov'd a bonnie lass, 
An' aye I love her still,
An' whilst that virtue warms my breast, 
I'll love my handsome Nell. 

As bonnie lasses I hae seen, 
And mony full as braw; 
But for a modest gracefu' mein, 
The like I never saw. 

A bonny lass I will confess, 
Is pleasant to the e'e, 
But without some better qualities
She's no a lass for me. 

But Nelly's looks are blythe and sweet, 
And what is best of a', 
Her reputation is compleat, 
And fair without a flaw; 

She dresses ay sae clean and neat, 
Both decent and genteel; 
And then there's something in her gait 
Gars ony dress look weel. 

A gaudy dress and gentle air
May slightly touch the heart, 
But it's innocence and modesty 
That polishes the dart.

'Tis this in Nelly pleases me, 
'Tis this enchants my soul; 
For absolutely in my breast 
She reigns without controul.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tweek Makes a Visit

 Amy from Minnesota happened to visit south Arkansas on a little vacation.  She brought Tweek by to say hi.  If we have any more litters of Feist, she said she surely wants another.  Tweek is 10 years old...out of Ole Max and Kate Freeman.    Tweek's hair was gray around the muzzle.  She seemed to recall her birth place.  We were surely glad to see her face to face once more.

Pris Fowler Remembered

Paige Fowler sent an email that Pris--out of Prissie Wilkerson and Max--had passed on.  We were sad but so happy of the home this Galla Feist had for so long.  Paige is now all grown up.  She will carry memories of her beloved Pris with her through her lifetime.  

Feist dogs make memories and those memories are precious!  Here is what Paige had to say:
My name is Paige Fowler, my parents bought a mountain Feist from you fifteen years ago. (Prissie was her name) I don’t know if you remember as I'm sure you have sold a million dogs, but I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me the chance to love Prissie. It breaks my heart to say this, but Prissie passed away on Monday. I am so broken hearted. She was the best dog I have ever owned and honestly will probably never own another dog. I just wanted you to know that she was loved beyond belief and was not just our dog, but our family. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.  Paige