What's Happening - 2018

Out and about with the Jansim Gang and upcoming Events where you can expect to meet members of the Jansim Jottings "family"

January:Where has this month gone?
February:Short on days, long on action>
July:Bound for Nova Scotia

Border Terrier Canada National Specialty - July 6, 2018

In conjunction with the Cape Breton Kennel Club Shows, Sydney, NS July 6-8, 2018
Click here for Specialty Information as it becomes available

September:Rocky Mountain High anybody?

Border Terrier Club of America National Specialty - August 31 - September 05, 2018

Island Grove Events Center, Greeley, CO Click here for Specialty information


Out and About - Archives

Click here to look back at our antics, events, and memories since 2002

Stories, Titbits and Articles

Click here to read the many wonderful stories and wealth of information shared via the Jansim Jottings Group, these stories, titbits and articles, either did not appear in the Jottings, or have been compiled from the Jottings archives - enjoy!

Pupdates - Archives

Click here to look back at the litters that have brought so much pleasure (and new members) to our friendly group

Click here to catch a glimpse of potential litters planned by Jansim and friends



February - Short on days, long on action

Digger, Boomer and I made a brief trip to Ottawa, it was great to catch up with Fred, Marnie and Archie. This month's health challenge reared its ugly head with Archie being diagnosed with a collapsed trachea. Finding an effective medication protocol is proving a major challenge.

Halfway through the month, Donna came to visit with Colin and Fells. Colin endured being stripped in preparaion for the Canadian Specialty but was well rewarded by the obligatory visit to the Hot Dog Cafe
I think he was less thrilled to have to stay with us while Donna enjoyed a vacation with her mom. But he was a good sport.

There was exciting news mid-month with the arrival of a new pup chez Sarah Jones. We bid a very warm welcome to Bertie (a.k.a. Foxrun Winter's Bark).

Sadly, there was a sudden loss this month when Barb's beautiful white cat, Pinkerton.

Celebrating birthdays in February:
Maisie, Teazle and Dundee - 12 on February 9th (never forgetting Pip)
Annae Geall's Ellie turned 14 on February 10th
Jinx and Karma inched closer to double digits, turning 9 on February 21st (with bittersweet memories of Mimi and her pups)

RIP Pinkerton

Fells & Colin at the Hot Dog Cafe. Colin would appreciate some help with the French menu

Fells proving that he can show retraint and perfect manners in the presence of food.

A very attentive audience. The boys got to share a sausage and the ham came home in a "doggy" bag.

Fells headed back to New Jersey without Colin

Fells headed to Dog Camp without his hair!!!

Abbey caught "red-pawed" destroying a catnip toy

Tumnus, Rupert and friend, Henry enjoying the chance to soak
up some early spring sunshine

Roman and Keltic enjoying each
other's company

January - Where has this month gone?

2017 ended with an amazing visit from Anna and Mel with their assorted canines. Consequently we celebrated New Year with 4 people, 2 Whippets and 8 Borders ranging in age from 12 weeks to 15 years.
Anna left with one more than she came with as Lola (was Laa-Laa) has joined the Robaczewski household.

On the down side, Isobel's Maisie was diagnosed with immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA), it was caught early and, hopefully, it can be well managed.

The month ended with a visit from Bob Glatter, his lovely wife Marsha and their youngest daughter Mickie (an asset to any kitchen). Our house was very quite when they left as Ruby (was Dipsy) departed with them to start a new and exciting chapter in her life.

Boomer, Robyn and Digger do not seem to be missing her one little bit.

Celebrating birthdays in January:
Lexi and Simon - 16 on January 3rd (never forgetting Maggie)
Anna's Felek - 5 on January 24th (yes, that's five years not five months!!!)
David & Lisa's Jessie - 3 on January 19th
Marg & Amanda's Devlin - 12 on January 26

Our traditional New Year's Day dinner all the better for being shared with good friends, and yes! The dogs did get to taste some leftover lamb!

The "old girls"; Molly, Boomer and Hazel off to the Hot Dog Cafe

Their manners were of course impeccable, we would expect no less from such seasoned travellers.

"Do you plan on finishing that?". Of course Mel saved them some.

"'You are my sunshine!" Geordie (UK) soaking up some rays

Hazel enjoying breakfast in bed while vacationing in Quebec!

Archie looking very pensive, bet he would have liked to visit

Jessie enjoying quiet time and good company on her birthday

At 16 years old, Lexi is entitled to demolish her cake

Fia was a great guest and made herself very much at home

Hazel and Felek just heard that Lola is going home with them.

Boomer just heard that Lola is going home with Felek and Hazel.

Robyn just heard .... Oh never mind! She doesn't give a dang!

Hazel, Lola and Felek happy to be home in Halifax. Though Hazel might be making a point

Ruby doesn't seem to be missing her sister one little bit, more toys and time for her.

Besides, she can always count on Digger for when she really needs to let loose.

Ruby was quite the British detective series connoisseur. Inspector Linley met with her late Saturday night approval

"Pack your bags kiddo! You are outta here!" Boomer is happy to pass on the news of Ruby's impending departure.

Boomer approves of the new bed cover and return to routine. I couldn't have asked for three better mentors for the pups than her, Digger and Robyn.


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