Author Archives: Greg Hlatky

My Bad Attitude

Eight days left in Lent. I am obliged to make a sacrifice for the season. Giving up things I don’t like – e.g. creamed corn or broccoli – would not be right. Giving up chocolate or ice cream, which I love, … Continue reading

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Speak of the Devil…

The aforementioned big fellow was Best of Winners, Best Owner-Handled and Award of Merit at today’s Lone Star Borzoi Club specialty in Fort Worth. With that comes a big, fat five-point major to finish. Val may now be styled Ch. … Continue reading

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Big Val

The handsome (and huge) Val (Soyara’s Vala Rama) winning a major at the Alexandria KC show.

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Houston Weekend: The Good

Our intent for the weekend was to try to get majors on big Leo.  His performance with Gerry Thornton was improved but the best he could do was Reserve one day. Carmen, who had just come into season and was … Continue reading

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Houston Weekend: The Bad

Last weekend was the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, in which Carmencita and big Leo competed (about which more anon).  Sadly we were involved in a sad and highly disreputable situation that resulted in my euthanizing a Borzoi whose … Continue reading

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News from the Show Scene

(photo by Malinda Julien) Mr. Leo (Soyara’s I Wanna Be a Producer) is just a class dog with only one point and not much show experience.  Because Leo is a huge boy (34 inches) and Madame is vertically challenged, we gave … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends (excluding, of course, the social-justice Red Guards).  Whatever its faults, flaws and challenges, still the most dynamic, forward-looking nation on earth.

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A Great Career Comes to a Close

Dutch’s show career came to a close at the 2015 National Specialty.  We would have liked to be the triumph of Lacey’s final show, when she won the 2006 National Specialty, but sadly he didn’t even make a cut.  As … Continue reading

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A Keen Couple of Cuties

(photo by Kelly Brunarski) At the 2015 BCOA National Specialty in May, Carmen and Aida were the Best Brace in Show.  They duplicated the feat achieved by their brothers Dutch and Ilya at the 2011 National Specialty.  One litter, two … Continue reading

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Big Little Town

Our mailing address is Rosharon, TX, a small crossroads off TX-288 south of Houston and the middle of the Iowa Colony-Rosharon-Bonney microplex. This unassuming place consists of a smattering of houses, a post office, a gas station and, since this … Continue reading

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The Tall and the Short of It

Madame and the Beeg Boy winning a Hound Group 2 at the Kennel Club of Texarkana show.

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The New Deal

When we moved from Cincinnati to outside of Houston in 2009, we lost our fiber-based internet connection and had to move to wireless broadband.  At first, this was through a mobile hotspot and the monthly quota was only 5 GB, … Continue reading

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News from the Show Scene

The Beeg Boy and Carmen went to the Nolan River KC shows this last weekend and Dutch came out on Saturday going Best of Breed under Dana Cline and later Group 1 under Pat Trotter; Carmen was Best of Opposite … Continue reading

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Miracles Happen

Madame was out of town for a BCOA board meeting early in November and asked whether I would show Miss Carmen (GCh. Soyara’s Carmen Fantasy) at the one-day Beaumont KC show, as, apparently, the halt, lame and blind were all … Continue reading

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What Happened?

I’m back.

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