"Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows."
~John Milton

 
All-Around READing Dogs
Wisconsin ~ "Flame"  

Chesapeake Bay Retriever teasing for someone to chase her.

Hugs for a special family member.

Flame has enjoyed reading with the kids at Columbus Public Library, although if the child owns a cat she has to smell them all over. Apparently she isn't sure cats are safe!

Laurie also volunteers at a local church school (22 students and 2 teachers) and Flame gets to come to school with her sometimes. She loves recess! 

The quicker I fetch it,
the sooner they'll throw it again!

The kids throw the ball for her endlessly. True to her breed’s strong hunting instincts, perhaps chasing the ball reminds her of hunting birds, her absolute favorite activity.

In the fall of 2014, Flame received her THDN (Therapy Dog Novice) title. This title is awarded by the America Kennel Club, and to earn the title, she had to do 20 therapy visits.

Books about Gordon Setters include:

Gabriel the Gordian Angel, by Jean Sievert
It's Been Bertalised: (or how a Gordon Setter ruined my life) "and other true short stories" by David Rex Harkness
Lordy, Lordy, I'm a Gordy, byJean Sievert
Rosie with the Cold Wet Nose: A Gordon Setter Puppy, by Suzanne Sorby
The Gertie Dozen, by Jean Sievert

(Click on the titles above for a brief description and convenient ordering information.)

Gorgeous GRCH U-Ch Glen Oaks' Afterglow o' Amethyst RN JH THDN CGC R.E.A.D., "Flame," crossed over the Rainbow Bridge January 2, 2015, just 2 weeks after it was discovered she had a cancerous tumor. She will be sorely missed by all her family and many young readers.

 



A wonderful ambassador for Gordon Setters, Flame proves it is absolutely possible to be beautiful, smart, friendly, and kind all in one package.

Gordon Setter

Flame proudly poses for her photo op.

Gordon Setters were popular among hunters in Scotland as early as the 17th century. Originally bred as a personal bird dog, they now also excel as family companions, obedience competitors, show dogs, and, as Flame shows us, therapy dogs.

Flame is both an outstanding show dog and a wonderful therapy dog.  She is an AKC (American Kennel Club) and UKC (United Kennel Club) champion and has her Junior Hunter title and a Rally Novice title.  A Grand Champion as of September 2011, her full name is GRCH U-CH Glen Oaks' Afterglow o' Amethyst RN JH CGC TDInc R.E.A.D.  Flame’s owner, Laurie, reports they are also working on her CD (Companion Dog) title.

Gordon Setter AKC and UKC champion.

Flame displays the "alert and confident"
traits typical of a Gordon Setter.

Some characteristics of Gordons described by the AKC are that the breed is alert, intelligent, affectionate, loyal, and thrive in a loving environment. Lucky for Flame, she lives in a family with three children.

Flame is happy with both
her human and her puppy family.

Laurie says Flame loves babies of all shapes, sizes, and species, and that she adores youngsters. She was also a super momma dog, having had 2 litters for a total of 22 puppies. Look at the smile on her face showing off her daughter Q.

 

 

     
 
 
 
 

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