With enormous difficulty, I decided to change my long running FB photo of myself with Opal to one with myself with Jelly. I said the time was right now, that Jelly deserved that honor, not that Opal mattered less, but that Jelly was the deserving borzoi in my life now. I want to thank my many FB friends for their kind and wise messages regarding my new cover photo and my relationship with Opal.
I think the past ones enrich us for the ones that come later. We learn so many lessons from them, even if they leave too soon. I don’t appreciate Opal any less, it’s just that I want to cherish Jelly more – she deserves that much from me for all she gives. Some FB Friends took the time to write to me this week and shared their memories of special borzoi who had passed from their lives and how they were coping. I appreciated their sharing that with me. Over the years, I have been very open about what happened to me when Opal died. Her death was a unique experience in my life that I could not accept at the time for other sad reasons. They caused me not to be able to cope well when she died. But in life, regardless of the level of its difficulty, we must accept it on its terms, whatever they are. And life is very hard. Because life is for the living, one must go on. There is nothing else to say or do about it.
Today, because I persevered, I went on to breed the litter with our beautiful Majenkir bitch, “Mikhailya” to N-5’s CD Majenkir Regal by Design “Regal”. That litter gave me my darling “Tresor” and N-5’s CD Majenkir Magnus O’Blyss “Magnus”/”Max”. “Mikhailya” proved her greatness in the whelping box as well as the conformation ring. Majenkir borzoi quality went up a rung because of her by number of the Best in Show borzoi and hunt performance titles her get and their descendants produced.