Odyssey With Timo – A Photo Remembrance
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GREETING OLD SAM - March 15, 1993. A nice morning at his new home in North Stonington, Connecticut, puppy Timo extends a paw of friendship to a cranky resident, old dog Sam.
HOMAGE TO NATURE - After an ice storm in January 1994, Timo is struck in the face with a prism of sunlight reflected from an ice covered twig. That day nature created a world of diamonds fascinating both man and beast.
DIGNIFIED DOG - March 2, 1995. Timo at home looking most dignified as Borzoi often do.
HOME TURF - March 3, 1995. Timo at home in his yard.
ON THE BENCH - February, 1996. Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden, New York City, where Timo loves to work the crowds.
HAND OF GOD - June 23, 1996. A Timo puppy born April 27, 1996 out of BISS AM/CAN CH. Steppeland Katrina of Abidjan. Bred by Cathy Nasierowski, Abidjan Borzoi, Warrensburg, New York. An old New England icon shows the hand of God extending out of a cloud beckoning to those below. That's Cathy's hand.
BEST IN SHOW - July 12, 1997. Four Vermonters and a Judge from Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Seymour Weiss. Timo was born in Northfield, Vermont, and his happy master was raised in Windsor, Vermont. The ladies are members of the Champlain Valley Kennel Club, Essex Junction, Vermont. Ashbey photo.
NUMBER ONE - July 9, 2000. Timo reaching eight years old in the year he was ranked by the AKC number one Borzoi in the U.S.A. based on Borzoi defeated in breed competition. Ashbey photo.
RINGSIDE FRIEND - September 10, 2000. Timo and fan Erin McLaughlin near ringside at the Westchester Kennel Club show, Lyndhurst Estate, Tarrytown, New York. This is the best of dog showing. Photo by Isabelle Francais.
NEXT IN THE RING - year 2000. Timo waiting to go into the conformation ring. Photo by Lisa Croft-Elliott.
TEST OF TIME - July 20, 2002. Now ten years old Timo has passed the test of time. Ashbey photo.
"TIMO" BIS MBISS CH. MAJENKIR TIMOTHEUS SEVEN (BIS BISS CH. MAJENKIR ARCTICUS x ABIDJAN'S ARMAGNAC). Born: July 10, 1992. Bred by: Mary Moran Richter. Owned by: Richard E. Blodgett, Jr., North Stonington, Connecticut. Always owner handled, always U.S.A.
Timo's AKC certified show record
1-Best in Show all breed
10- Group 1
18- Group 2
14- Group 3
18- Group 4
348 - Best of Breed
59 - Best of Opposite Sex
Timo's AKC ranking - breed basis:
#1 Borzoi in the U.S.A. for the year 2000
#2 Borzoi in the U.S.A. for the year 1999
#3 Borzoi in the U.S.A. for the year 1998
#3 Borzoi in the U.S.A. for the year 1997
#7 Borzoi in the U.S.A. for the year 1996
Three wins were regional Best In Specialty Shows. In addition Timo won several Stud Dog competitions and received several Awards of Merit including two from Westminster. He was top dog in the Midwest Borzoi Club three years in a row. His first show was April 18, 1993 with a blue ribbon, and his last November 24, 2002, with an Award of Merit. He now putters about his yard in North Stonington, Connecticut - he will always be with us.
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