My name is Tracy Oliver, and this is my story. As far back as I can remember, I have always loved dogs, but I must have been about eleven, before my parents would allow me to have one. My first dog was a Collie cross, but unfortunately, for me the puppy, had something seriously wrong with her, and died shortly afterwards. I was inconsolable, and I could not talk about her, without floods of tears.
At about thirteen, my parents decided to let me have another dog. This time it was a pedigree Irish Setter, I called him Red. I was walking him one day, when I met, a lady called Gloria French, she had about ten English Setters. To cut a long story short, I built up a good friendship with Gloria and her husband Frank. They treated me like another daughter, I used to walk their dogs for them, and help look after their puppies. They used to show their dogs, and this was my introduction to dog shows. The next dog I had was an English setter, which I showed lightly, but I did manage to qualify for Crufts with him.
My affix MARJALU is a mixture of my children’s names. M is for Mark, AR is for Aran, JA is for Jake, LU is for Lucy, Luke and Lauren.
We have had a good start to 2012 with our lovely Missy (Marjalu Talk Talk).
Midland Collie 1st Yearling Bitch/RBCC Judge Janet James.
Crufts 1st Yearling Bitch (the biggest class of the day) Judge Pauline Skyrme.
Northumberland and Durham Championship Show,
1st Yearling Bitch. BCC, BOB and BIS a day we will always remember and treasure -
Judges Anne Hassock and Mr A Mather, we wish to express many thanks to the above judges.
Our lovely young lady Missy delighted us by winning the RCC at SKC, many thanks to Breed Judge Val Tame.
We wish to introduce our new hopeful
CAMANNA CAUGHT IN THOUGHT
Tracey & Mark Oliver