"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog ... He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world ... When all other friends desert, he remains."
-George G. Vest
Winston and Churchill
Cher-ade's Summer Breeze and Cobblestone's Ten Downing Street
Winston and Churchill will be in the show ring again in the near future
- 2008 -
Winston was Reserve Winners at the Memphis, Murfreesboro and Tullahoma Shows.
Churchill was Reserve Winners at the Nashville, TN Show.
- 2009 -
Winston was Best of Winners at the Newnan, GA Show.
Winston was Winners Dog at the Sandlapper Golden Retriever Specialty, SC.
@Photo by Bryan McNabb Photography Sandlapper Specialty Show
Winston was Winners Dog at the Clarksville, TN Show.
@Photo by Garden Studio, Inc
Winston was Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex at the Southern Indiana Show.
Winston was Winner's Dog at the Warren County, OH Show.
Winston was Reserve Winner's both days at the Shelby Southaven Shows.
Winston was Reserve Winner's at the Carolina Kennel Club Show.
Winston was Reserve Winner's at the Memphis Kennel Club Show.
@Photo by DDT Photography
Winston was Reserve Winner's at the Chattanooga Kennel Club Shows.
Churchill was Winner's Dog at the Atlanta Kennel Club Show.
Winston was Reserve Winner's at the Tupelo KC Show in Memphis.
Churchill was Reserve Winner's at the Huntsville KC Show in Priceville.
Winston was Reserve Winner's at the Decatur KC Show in Priceville.
Churchill was Best of Winner's three days straight in Montgomery, AL.
@Photo by Sosa
Winston was Winner's Dog at the Jackson KC Show in Jackson.
@Photo by Garden Studio
Churchill was Winner's Dog at the Olive Branch KC Show in Southaven, MS.
Churchill and Kenzie are friends with
Diane Steele - Professional Dog Handling
Gentlemen of the jury: The best friend a man has in this world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it the most. A manís reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.
Gentleman of the jury: A manís dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his masterís side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.
If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death
September 23, 1870
George Graham Vest (1830-1904). Former United States Senator (1879-1903)
Winston and Churchill obtain their veterinary services at Bell Forest Animal Hospital and Caring Hands Animal Hospital.
A very special thank you to the staff at BluePearl Pet Emergency Treatment Service in Brentwood for the work they do after hours and weekends.
Training is owner completed at the Nashville Dog Training Club
Responsibilities as a golden retriever owner:
Members must ensure that their dogs are kept safe and under control at all times. Members should properly train their dogs so that they are an asset to their community and not a nuisance. Dogs must be maintained with their safety and good health in mind at all times, including adequate and appropriate attention and socialization, grooming, feeding, veterinary attention, housing, routine care, exercise and training.
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