When You Least Expect It …
Through the service dog organization, April met Deanna Never of Swiss Run Swissys. Later, they became better acquainted through mutual friends. In early 2015, one of Deanna’s puppies visited us for a couple of weeks, and we fell in love with her.
Later in the year, Deanna asked if we were interested in taking the same pup for the summer. The pup needed some time to mature, and Deanna thought we might have fun with her. We jumped at the chance!
“For the summer” turned into “forever,” and Deanna and April became co-owners of Swiss Run’s Fiddlehead “Fern.”
April and Fern began showing in conformation, and in a few months, Fern finished her championship. After that, April and Fern continued on and finished Fern’s Grand Championship. By the end of 2016, Fern was the #3 Swissy in the National Owner-Handled Series.
And Then There Were Two Three
Meanwhile, in early 2016, we welcomed a second Swissy into our home. Medley brought us full circle: her sire, Merlin, and dam, Tango, were two of the first Swissies we met.
Later in 2016 we had the opportunity to add a second Merlin daughter to our family. Deanna and April co-own pretty Kette with Lynne and Josephine Kenney of Palisades GSMD.