It was with heavy heart, but fond memories that I laid Misti to rest in September. Over twelve years ago, I bought my first show collie puppy from DeAnne LaCruze. When Misti and I went into the ring, it was the first time for both of us. When she finished with three 5 point majors in one weekend, at the age of 2 yrs. I was so overwhelmed I cried.
Misti was the most fun dog I have ever had. She had a genuine sense of humor and lovede practical jokes which she would tailor to the hapless target of her choice. She thought up intricate plots and executed them over and over, removing any doubt that it was accidential or unintentional. She would get so tickled when she could get a rise out of us, be we two legged or four.
Misti was the foundation for my breeding program, with a near perfect body, sound health and movement that was like magic. She managed to produce normal eyes and all of her offspring have produces a high percentage of normal eyes. She is great and great great grandma to seven babies that we have high hopes for. Some already have BOB’s behind them and some are waiting their turn to honor their grandma.
She was laid to rest on a Northern Idaho ranch next to an old friend. A great bull elk stood near by and bugled during the buriel and faded into the brush as I finished. He sang her taps. She took part of my heart when she left. I give it to her gladly
Co-Owner: Dorothy Detzer -- Castledale Collies, Hayden Idaho Breeder: DeAnne LaCruze -- Silverhawk Collies, Reno, Nevada
Silverhawk-Castledale Drkskye Skye is from Misti’s last litter dob 09/27/05
Sired by CH. Belfair’s Bliss O’Castledale