REFLECTIONS ON THE WEIMARANER THE GREY GHOST:
VICKI ABBOTT My husband Larry and I live in Fair- view, Texas, a suburb north of Dallas. Larry is the cluster chair for the Lone Star State Classic in Dallas and I am the cluster secretary and hospitality chair. When we are not wearing our hats working, putting on Dog Shows or judging, we enjoy traveling to new places and spending time with our kids and grandkids! I come from a background of Education. I was a teacher and then a profes- sional handler prior to judging. My oldest daughter Tara and I share a love for the sport and continue to breed Maltese together as we have for many years. My youngest daughter Aubrey and I are members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, where we have served in many capacities and are very involved in our local alumnae organization, which sponsors philanthro- py events in the Dallas area. I became involved in purebred dogs as a child and have owned and bred several different breeds over the years—Maltese, Pekingese and Shiba Inu. I have bred numerous champions under the “Scylla” prefix for almost 40 years, including many Best in Show and Specialty winning Maltese. At Westminster 1992, I won the Toy Group with “Henry”, Ch. Sand Island Small Kraft Lite, making him only the fourth Maltese to ever win the group at the Garden. I currently continue to breed our Maltese with my daughter Tara Martin Rowell. I have been judging for over 15 years and I am approved to judge the Toy, Non-Sporting, Sporting and Terrier Groups and Best in Show.
I live in Monson, Massachusetts. I enjoy gardening and am the commu- nity liaison with the Springfield Police K-9 Unit for our SKC. I purchased my first Great Dane in 1969 and started showing her as a pup- py. I showed Morgan horses and a Her- eford calf many years ago and enjoyed the competition of quality animals.
Once I became hooked on the dog show world that became my focus. I later was licensed by the AKC as an all breed pro- fessional handler and was a PHA member. I started judging in 2000 after marrying Lester Mapes. We thoroughly enjoyed judging together and I miss the great dog conversations on the flights home. DOUG JOHNSON
I live in Bloomington, Indiana. Out- side of dogs I run and co-own a large skilled care medical agency and a non-medical home care business. We employee 500 people and provide care to about 700 senior clients. I started in dogs in 1984 and started judging in 2000.
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