Dina's boy Jive is 5 months old!

Congrats to Anni & Leo!

Many congratulations to Anni Vischer & Simply Grand Leonardo in Helsinki, Finland this weekend! On Saturday, at the Finnish Winner 2009 show, Leo received Exc. 1, CAC in the Open Class, judged by Adriana Griffa (Italy). 44 Cotons were in attendance. On Sunday, at the Nordic Winner 2009 show, Leo received Exc. 2, Res. CAC in the Open Class, and 4th Best Male, out of 20 males, judged by Guy Mansencal (France). HOORAY for Anni & Leo!

Piano Man "Steinway" is 5 weeks old!

Duette is 6 weeks old!

Piano Man "Steinway" is 3 weeks old!

Duo, the "Fuzz Butt"!

Piano Man "Steinway" is 2 weeks old!

Amoreena is one week old!

Maddie's babies are 1 weeks old today! Here is Maddie's little girl Amoreena . . . . . . . the boys will follow!

Uno is 12 weeks old!

Simply Grand One Man Band "Uno" just turned 12 weeks old! His mom & dad Ricci & Misha are very proud of how handsome he has become! Uno will be traveling abroad in January to live with a wonderful family in Finland! He will be able to visit with his best buddy Tarmo, who will also be living in Finland!

Congratulations Anni & Leo!

Sending a BIG congratulations to Anni Vischer & Simply Grand Leonardo "Leo" for their wins in Friedrichshafen, Germany Saturday! Leo is now an International Champion of Beauty! He received Exc. 1 & CAC from the Champion Class, then CACIB & Best of Breed, under the judge Herr Deutscher from Austria. On Sunday at the National show, Leo again received Exc. 1, & CAC from the Champion Class, and he received his German Championship VDH & German Club Championship. Leo's titles now include:
International Ch. of Beauty
 Ch. of Austria
German Ch. VDH
 German Club Ch.
German Youth Ch. VDH
 German Youth Ch. CTV
 Swedish Winner 2009
Vice-Junior World Winner, World Dog Show 2008.
What a resume, Anni & Leo!!!!!! We are all so proud of you!

"Bose" at 5 days old!

Here is Calli's boy "Bose", brother to "Steinway"! Love the tongue!

Duo at 9 days old!

Duo is almost ready to open his eyes, I saw them peeking out at me this evening, but he squinted them shut for the camera! Both eyes (even the right eye without the dark color mask) are fully pigmented with eyeliner already!

Uno is almost 8 weeks old!

Saturday is Uno's 8 week birthday! What a guy!

Best Puppy in Bratislava!

Here is a video of Big Ben and his owner/handler Nicolo Fellino at the World Dog Show in Bratislava!

World Show in Bratislava

Congratulations to Anni Vischer & Claudia & Nicolo Fellino for Big Ben's win at the World Dog Show in Bratislava this past weekend! Big Ben is the son of Simply Grand Leonardo & Droll Duster Micro Wettex, bred by the Fellinos. Big Ben received Best of Breed puppy at this most prestigious show of the year! We look forward to following the show career of this amazing little boy!

Huntington again . . . . . .

Huntington will travel to his new family in Finland, the home of Santa Claus, at XMAS time!

Sammie Streisand

Samantha "Sammie" Streisand graces the covers of Barbra's new CD "Love Is The Answer". Sammie turned 10 years old in May 2013, & her proud parents are Jasmine & Matteo!

Huntington is 16 weeks old!

Bosco in the Cotton Fields

Many thanks to Pam Bachara for sharing her wonderful photography of Simply Grand Hocus Pocus at Majik "Bosco" romping through the cotton fields!

Marilyn & Yulon in New York!

Yulon (left) and Marilyn (right) enjoying NY City. What a gorgeous sunny day! You can see my security wrist band & red musical note stamped onto my arm to allow us to enter the Barbra Streisand concert at the Village Vanguard club!

Barbra Streisand & Meredith Vieira

We just returned from NY where we were privileged to attend the Barbra Streisand concert at the Village Vanguard, a jazz club in Greenwich Village. The club seats only 100 people, so we were literally just a few feet from Barbra's microphone! I've included a web link to an interview taped after the concert, & you can see Yulon & I in the audience. Near the end of the video, you will see Barbra next to us in the aisle as she was exiting the stage. Be sure to click the little square box near the bottom right of the video screen which allows you to watch the video in full-screen mode. We were delighted to meet Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker, The Clintons (Pres. Clinton, Hillary, Chelsea & her fiance), Donna Karan along with her daughter & grand-daughter, composers Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Phyllis Newman, & Meredith Vieira. What a memorable weekend, we are still trying to come down from Cloud Nine!

Copy & paste this link into your browser to view the interview!

Simply Grand One Man Band "Uno" today!

Uno is growing like a weed, but is balking at eating on his own, as he wants to stay at the "milk bar" a bit longer! Maybe I'll wait until next week when I return from NY to spice up his "gruel" a bit with some extra special goodies, so he might find it more appealing!

Uno is 4 weeks old!

Dina is crowned the WINNER!

"The Mirror Has Two Faces"

Simply Grand Belladina "Dina" is the Proud Winner of the Sammie Streisand Cute Photo Contest, sponsored by Sony Music Entertainment. Dina was awarded round-trip airfare for two, hotel accommodations, & 2 tickets to attend Barbra Streisand's concert at the Village Vanguard in NY! The Village Vanguard provides an intimate setting, as the club only accommodates 123 people. This will be the 1st time Barbra has performed in a jazz club since 1961, when she was the opening act for Miles Davis. Way to go, Dina! Here is the photo Dina submitted, along with another taken the same day, when she was just a baby! She was sitting on the vanity in my guest bathroom staring at herself in the mirror, & I couldn't resist running for the camera! The caption submitted with the photo was "The Mirror Has Two Faces", one of our favorite Barbra Streisand films.

The birthday boy again!


Simply Grand Hocus Pocus at Majik "Bosco"!

Many thanks to Pam Bachara for new photos of Bosco! What a handsome guy! Saturday was Bosco's 4th birthday! Happy Birthday Bosco!

Simply Grand Hocus Pocus at Majik "Bosco"!

Bosco sends greetings from North Carolina!

Dina's boy Jive is 8 weeks old!

Uno is 1 week old!