Rest In Peace, Kai

I just learned that one of our old dogs, “Kai”, aka Am/Ber CH Vision Spectrum Infrared Topsfield, went across the Rainbow Bridge to canine heaven on this past Thursday night.  Kai was a beautiful red-and-white boy from the first litter we ever bred – CH Vision Keep the Faith x CH Topsfield Orion.  Anne easily finished Kai, owner handled from the Bred By Exhibitor class.  He was shown by his good buddy Phyllis Wright in Bermuda and easily finished his championship in one cluster, taking Best in Show one of the days.

Kai going best of breed with Anne as his handler

Kai going best of breed with Anne as his handler

Kai and Phyllis going Best in Show in Bermuda

Kai and Phyllis going Best in Show in Bermuda

Kai was bred several times and produced several bench and field champions.  He had a mind of his own, even more so that most of our bassets, so he did not have much of a career in the companion events.

After Kai finished his show and breeding career he was lovingly adopted by Nita Lescher and Peter Kent and spent more than 10 wonderful years with them.

Kai enjoyed life in Vermont and the snow

Kai enjoyed life in Vermont and the snow

He passed away at the amazing age of 13+ years but will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew and loved him.  Rest in Peace, good boy, and see you some day when we all meet in the great dog show in the sky.

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