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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Farewell to Akin, the Magnificent

Karen wrote earlier this month that Akin has passed on although I didn't get to to it in my inbox until recently. What timing too, as his Johnny Johnston photo above, graces the May page of the Anatolian Calendar which A.S.D.I. Inc sells to raise funds for rescue.

Go see Karen's wonderful tribute to Akin at her blog.

Above is a baby picture of Midilli, a little Anatolian girl at Karen's place, who (currently 5 months) has big shoes to fill. Isn't she beautiful. :)

My heartfelt condolences to Karen and the family.


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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Stuart - the Final Story...

Stuart is an Anatolian who was born on a ranch and as a youngster went to a loving suburban home -- with an owner whose life became increasingly complicated. At some point, the owner realized she didn't have the time and resources to give him the best in life and opted to have him rehomed.

Stuart was lucky and found a country home with wonderful and dedicated owners who have a natural aptitude and a great deal of love for their critters.

Stuart's issues, however, turned out to be much larger than anyone had imagined... :(

See the rest of the story at Karen's blog. Kudos to Karen and Michael for all the work and understanding they lavished on him.

The picture below, from about a year and a half ago, is of their older Anatolian, Akin, when he was 14 years old.
Akin is also a rehome (correction not a rehomed rescue but...) dog acquired at a later age, so he's a testament to the fact that these placements do work. He was acquired from a breeder who still had 8 puppies left from a litter; he was 8 months old.

He is still helping Karen and Michael run the ranch, although he is officially retired now.
... and apparent he can do no wrong! LOL :D
He's living in the yards around the house, has koi, parakeets and some mini horses to watch over... has learned to sneak in the kitchen door when we're unloading groceries and sort through the bags... we've caught him licking a pint of Ben & Jerry's, among other things!

May we all have the experience of wonderful dogs like Akin in our lives. :)

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Anonymous HHranch sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

Akin is also "Mr. April" in the 2008 ASD Calendar....   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // December 20, 2007

A Fabulous photo it is too! :)   

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Stuart learning the ropes - update

Stuart has been making good progress on the last report I got from his new home early in May. You can see him here, getting to know a lamb. He's was a bit too frisky at the time of this picture to just be put with the fragile baby. But it is nice to know he really seems to have landed his forever home.
Stuart and a lamb
Stuart and a lamb

His new home is in California and he lives with Karen Malcor-Chapman, her family and critters at their beautiful horse ranch. Links to the various sites associated with the ranch are below.

Akin is their other male Anatolian and the one that rules the Anatolian roost there. He is a grand 14 years old. What a magnificent boy!

Karen writes:
These photos were taken by the famous horse photographer Johnny Johnston. The lamb was just a week or so old and on the other side of our property from her mom. She obviously felt safe and secure with Akin as she never tried to get up or away while we were taking the photos!

Here are some beautiful photos of Akin, by Johnny Johnston.

Noble boy
Noble boy

Akin and lamb
Gentle guardian

Akin and lamb
Trusted friend

Related Links- Karen Malcor-Chapman:
Home Page:
Arabian Horses:
Miniature Horses:

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