We collected our little China girl from Edinburgh the day after Crufts (March 2004) and our home just hasn’t been the same since. What a wonderful lively character China always was.
China’s explored all the nooks and crannies of both the house, garden and greenhouse – which she must have been pleased with as over the years she bought us us many presents like snails, bark, leaves, pea shingle.. in fact, you name it… if it fited into her mouth, China’s brought it in! Her boisterous, playful nature earned her the apt name of “The Minx” – she used to give Reebok and Anakin some stick – and without any fear. She constantly pushed her luck with Reebok by nibbling his ears, tail, feet and sometimes those private parts! She was also a light hunter – any glint of a reflected watch or anything like it and she would be fixated for hours, happily chasing the light and lunging at the surface on which it presented itself…she would stand there quivering with excitement ready to pounce! Mad as a hatter!
In 2006 she gave birth to a wonderful litter of 8 fabulous puppies. Here are a collection of owner’s photos of those pups and more pupster photos. One of course being our Multi-Champion “Nemo” and the other American Champion “Ghost” – aka Ledgands Pumpkins n Potions. She was definitely “granny” to everyone. Over the years she kindly accepted and cared for all the Pointers who have joined us.
China loved nothing better than to either be sleeping on the steps of our pavilion – basking in the warm sunshine; or running up and down the field keeping pace with any cyclists coming down off the hills; or snuggled up on the settee where in her dreams she chases butterflies without lifting a paw. In her latter years, she was often found somewhere under a pile of Pointers as all our Pointers wanted to sleep with, or should I say, on her?
China passed away in 2016, just 3 months short of her 13th birthday. She will always loved and sorely miss by both her human and four-legged family that she left behind. Go chase those flutterbyes China angel xxxxxxx