Liver and white bitch bred by Julie and Malcolm Shovel of the Tiverstone Kennel in Somerset.
Summer was Jacky's first English Springer and she was the perfect introduction to the breed, being a very aptly named 'sweet lady'. She also proved to be a willing participant in the show ring putting up with any number of novice handling faux pas! It was very disappointing when she we found that she had Addison's Disease at just over a year old which sadly meant she would never have puppies of her own.
Despite her illness, she remained the most wonderful, gentle and loving girl and we never tired of looking at her beautiful face. She was twelve years and five days old when we finally said goodbye to her. We will always miss her.
Summer's parents: Ch Carskip Vagabond Character x Sh Ch Tiverstone Play Misty For Me
Summer's Gallery - Click on each photo to enlarge
25th June 1997 - 30th June 2009
We still think of you as sunshine
In a cloudless sky of blue
And a gentle breeze that fanned us
When t’was hot and humid too
We remember every season
Just how aptly you were named
For you came and left in Summer
And since then it’s always rained.