without having to bother about any female distraction and also
christened any the bushes as and when it suited them! We three
girls waited for them to return with some impatience - as on
their return everyone always got a biscuit. This is one of the
important events each day for us Cranstals! But all thoughts
of treats vanished when Mr Faris came back in from the paddock
Flash had left us in the same mysterious manner in which he
had appeared. Just gone from his body. We don’t know
where - and he went without even the chance for us to say goodbye.
Later on that afternoon Mopps and Kennelman made sure that
we were given the chance to realise that Mr Flash was no longer
part of our family. We observed, we accepted and we grieved.
But we did not understand. (And people who say that salukis
do not grieve can never really have understood the salukis
with whom they have shared their lives.)
Mr Flash went out that January day with his tail waving none
of us knew - not even Mr Flash - that he was waving goodbye.
We all loved you Mr Flash. We know that you cannot come back
but we do hope that you are happy wherever you are.
IS NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS!
I am sure that some of you could be thinking that these two
photos are of a young Mr Flash in action. You would be wrong!!
They are of Hisilome’s Koriander, under the stewardship
of Kennelman, competing at Ljungbyhed in Sweden at the end
of June this year. Kennel Man was very proud of Koriander that
weekend - as at the age of 20 months Koriander was attending
only his second show and had not met Kennelman until 10 minutes
before they went into the ring together. Koriander was graded
Excellent, with CK
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