Wednesday, August 31, 2011


(Steve Surfman Photo)

His name is Fyre.

Fyre, one of our Gryffindor 8, is owned and loved by his co-breeder Jocelyne Gagne (Starkeeper) of Canada and is co-owned by Susan Prokopenko (Glenamadda).

Monday, August 22, 2011

Irish Blessing for Our Brother

© Pat Murkland

And for all those who need a blessing on their journey:

© Pat Murkland

May the road rise to meet you.

© Pat Murkland

May the wind always be at your back.

© Pat Murkland

May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields;

© Pat Murkland

And, until we meet again, may
God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tall Comfort

Courtesy of Heartsong Irish Wolfhounds

Yankee embraces the concept of a pull-out couch.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Showing Our Joy

BSS CH Glenamadda Starkeeper Verity © Pat Murkland

Verity had not attended an Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast specialty show since she won Best of Breed in 2008.
On July 28-29, 2011, she returned.
This time she brought her daughter, Rose, with her.

Gryffindor's Wild Rose O'Starry Glen © Pat Murkland

Rose won first place in the 12-18 month puppy bitch class on both days of this year's back-to-back specialties under two breeder judges.

Then on the second day, she won Reserve Winner's Bitch!
We are deeply appreciative to Breeder-Judge Tom Powers.

Rose flies around the ring. © Pat Murkland

We thank Breeder-Judge Dr. Lynn Simon for his kind remarks on Thursday about Rose's conformation.

Dr. Simon examines Rose. © Pat Murkland

Rose had fun!
We thank our handlers Bill Buell & Erin Hines.
And her mother, who loves being with her.

Rose in the ring. © Pat Murkland

On Friday, we were again thrilled when Mr. Powers chose Verity as his champion select bitch, earning a major toward her Grand Champion title.

Verity at age 5. © Pat Murkland

There's more!
Verity went back into the ring with Rose and her handsome son Colin, and won Brood Bitch.

While at the specialty, Verity also earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.

So, now she's BSS CH Glenamadda Starkeeper Verity, CGC.