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Page 5  August 2010 -  July 2011
This page will be updated with the most recent events at the top.  Information will include show results, awards and birthdays and other events that we wish
to share with our visitors.
Ch. Destiny O'Rafferty McRick
(Rafferty)
Bronwyn of Cnoc Greina
(Keara)

Congratulations to Scott and Nadine
Kerr of Bainbridge Kennel in Mason, OH
on the successful delivery C-section of the
next generation of beautiful Bainbridge
Irish Wolfhounds.  Pictured to the left the
father Rafferty and mother Keara new
parents to a litter of 9 health puppies.  4
successful delivery C-section of the
generation of beautiful Bainbridge next
Wolfhounds.  Pictured to the left the Irish
Wolfhounds.  Pictured to the left the
Rafferty and mother Keara new parents to
father Rafferty and mother Keara new a
litter of 9 health puppies.  4 a litter of 9
health puppies.  4 males and 5 males and
5 females  Born 8/4/2010
females  Born 8/4/2010
Visit
Bainbridge Kennel for more
information.
Wendy 15 weeks old 9-27-10
August 21, 2010  
Wendy becomes the newest member of the family.
Steppin'Wolf's Gossamer Wing
Date of Birth 6-12-10, Female Red Brindle
Parents
Ch. Steppin'wolf's Quantium Leap x Ch. Steppin'wolf's Rosaleen DHU RN
Watch as she grows from her photo gallery and see how cute she is as a puppy.
Through pictures and videos
September 19-20, 2010
After a long drive from Arkansas to Mason, Ohio.  Teresa gets to meet
Nadine and Scott Kerr of Bainbridge Irish Wolfhounds and all their
wolfhounds and 6.5 week old puppies.  While visiting Teresa decided
on the male puppy from this litter to come be part of our family.
Beautiful Red Brindle his name will be Franky and he will come to live
with us in October.  Picture to the left is of Teresa holding Franky and
getting lots of kisses the morning she had to return to Arkansas.   
October 10,2010
Franky is now the newest and youngest member of the family.
Bainbridge Frank Sinatra
Date of Birth August 4, 2010 - Male, Red Brindle
Parents
Ch Destiny O'Rafferty McRick X Bronwyn of Cnoc Greina
Watch how Franky grows up with 3 older sisters through pictures
and videos.
Wendy looking for Bandit  10-03-10
Lisa moving Franky (now 5.5 months old) 1-23-11
Jonette with Mully
10-16-10
Marjorie Jonette Jones  
September 13, 1954 to November 18, 2010
November we lost a friend and mentor.  No words can express our deepest sorrow and loss.  Especially for the Family and close
friends that gathered to say good bye in those last moments.  Our own history with Jonette over the last 7 years is filled with many
Steppin'wolf's Gossamer Wing (Wendy) now 6 months old.  Jonette loved life with her hounds, cats and parrots.  Countless people
have been touched by her kindness, knowledge, cheer, sympathy, contagious laughter, and love for good food. We will miss Jonette,
especially now that Wendy's show career is underway.  Her absents from ring side will be the hardest to deal with.  Donna Yeldell
(Jonette's sister and co-breeder) of Steppin'wolf hounds will continue the loving work of their partnership along with the support of
Donna's husband Dearil and family.
The Heavens are filled with Jonette's laughter and all are rejoicing as she is reunited with all her beloved hounds.  
Long live the
Steppin'wolf legacy and continued success.
Slide show of Jonette's life created for her Memorial  Celebration  
A Life Well Lived  by Dearil Jackson
Accomplished writer, friend and breeder Roberta Pliner
writes an essay on Jonette Jones a more detailed look into
Jonette's life, along with photos that capture the essence of
Jonette's love for life.  Look for  
A Life Examined by
Roberta Pliner
to be published in the
Irish Wolfhound Quarterly's 2011 Spring Issue.  
Wendy's first show Brandon Kennel Club, Jackson MS  12-18-10
Link to part 1 of Brandon KC Show
 http://vimeo.com/18176193
Wendy's first show Brandon Kennel Club, Jackson MS  12-19-10
Link to part 1 of Brandon KC Show
 http://vimeo.com/18371746
Steppin'Wolf's Gossamer Wing
(Wendy)  1-22-11
Wendy pictured to the left started her show career
12-18-2010.  Wendy is doing well as a puppy she
has lots of potential. We are very excited about her.
Franky pictured to the right will be at his very first
show 02-05-2011. Franky has very nice side
movement but still very loose in the rear.  Typical of
a male wolfhound of his age.  Looking forward to
seeing what the future has in store for him.

Follow both Wendy and Franky's progress here
also look for pictures or videos.
Bainbridge Frank Sinatra
(Franky) 1-23-11
Wendy's second show Nolan River KC, Glen Rose, TX  1-8-11
Part 1 of Nolan River KC Show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOpajtNqi_
Part 3 of Nolan River KC show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azSLerj2pk0
Wendy's second show Nolan River KC, Glen Rose, TX  1-9-11
Part 1 of Nolan River KC Show  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9-Psb5hnlk
Part 3 of Nolan River KC show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAQ8na7E8nU
Irish Wolfhound
RESULTS for Saturday & Sunday
December 18 & 19, 2010
Brandon KC of MS (Saturday)
Brandon KC of MS (Sunday)
Irish Wolfhound
RESULTS for Thursday & Friday
December 16 & 17, 2010
Mississippi State KC (Thursday)
Mississippi State KC (Friday)
Irish Wolfhound
RESULTS for Saturday
January 8, 2011
Nolan River Kennel Club (Saturday)
Irish Wolfhound
RESULTS for Sunday
January 9, 2011
Nolan River Kennel Club (Sunday)
Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club, Pine Bluff, AR    
Sunday 02-06-11  Judge: Mrs Keke Kahn  
Wendy in Puppy 6-9 months - Winner, Best of Winners and
Best of Opposite Sex  (0 points)
Franky in Puppy 6-9 months - Winners Dog (0 points)
*** Flash ***
Brogan (Wendy's sire awarded 4th in Hound Group)
Breed Ring Results
 02-05-11 & 02-06-11
Hound Group Video
South Arkansas Kennel Club, Camden, AR   
Saturday  02-19-11 Judge: Mr Roger R Hartinger
Franky - Puppy 6-9 months - Winners Dog (0 points)
Wendy - Puppy 6-9 months - 1st/ Reserve (0 points)
Sunday 02-20-11  Judge: Mrs Linda Scanlon
Franky - Puppy 6-9 months- Winners Dog (0 points)
Wendy - Puppy 6-9 months - 1st/ Reserve (0 points)

Breed Ring Results
 02-19-11 & 02-20-11
Hound Group Video
New Pictures of Wendy
02-10-11
New Pictures of Franky
02-10-11
New Pictures of Charm
02-10-11
Pictures of Sonoma
2 days after surgery
02-16-11
Shaved for the
Mylogram
Sonoma resting
on two pillows
Sonoma's Neck Injury  (2-9-11)

Monday 2-8-11,  Perry called me while I was at the store getting groceries (preparing for the snow storm that was due to hit
Wed.) While giving Sonoma her supplement (a chewable tablet) she fell to the floor but was up and normal.  I quickly finished
up with shopping and returned home.  Concerned for Sonoma I stayed up with her until 130am.  She seemed to be fine the
entire time.  About 3 am Tues. she was up and pacing and panting.  She was drinking water a lot but not throwing up or
gagging.  However she was in a lot of pain.  I tried walking her letting her decided where she wanted to go.  Seem to start
calming down.  So I offered her some ice to help cool her down.  I just touched the hair of her chin and she fell.  It was like
someone had put a pin to a balloon.  Down and disoriented I feared that this was a seizure.  I called an after hours
emergency clinic and they recommended waiting on my own vet office to open.  It was 530am and they would be closed at
630am at which point I would be asked to go to my vet.  If she was having seizures this would not allow enough time for
tests.   I got her into my vet a 9am.  While describing her symptoms the vet was not convince this was seizures instead a
neck injury.  During my vet's exam of Sonoma she turned her neck.  That was it!  All hell broke loose, Sonoma was in horrible
pain on the floor howling and bleeding from her mouth from biting her tongue.  I dove to the floor to try to calm her while
holding back my own need to cry out.  My vet said this was no longer an injury she could help with. Sonoma would need to
see a specialist to get the help she needed.  We decided to take her to Dr Dew but he was out of town and would not be
back at his office until Wed...(the day our winter storm was due to hit)  In the mean time  Sonoma was now showing signs of
paralysis in all of her legs.  Still crying and wanting to run she didn't understand what was happening.  I suggested then that
we need to start her on steroids.  My vet called Dr Dew and confirmed with him what dosage and she was given a huge
dose of steroids.  Then we loaded Sonoma up in the van where she remained that night.  Through the night she started to
regain some use of her legs mostly her left side.  She was started on prednision that night   Sonoma continued to make slow
progress over the following days.  Road conditions made it impossible to get her to Dr Dew until Friday.  After talking to Dr
Dew it was suggested to bring her in Monday, since he expected to do surgery and they are closed on weekends that way
he can keep her overnight to monitor her.  By the time I had Sonoma to Dr Dew  Feb 14th (Valentines Day) Monday morning
she was able to walk with assistance and dragging or walking on the top of her right rear foot.  Sonoma had a mylogram and
then surgery to remove a ruptured disc between C6-C7.  I brought her home Tuesday the 15th.  She was still a little out of
sorts from surgery but glad to be home.  Her progress has been phenomenal on her follow up appointment Feb 28th 2 weeks
after surgery Dr Dew is pleased and said to give her another 5 to 6 weeks and she should be able to return to her normal
activities.  Sonoma lost roughly 16 pounds before surgery.  March 4th, she has gained back 8 pounds.  Sonoma continues to
make positive progress.  We are so very pleased and love her so much.  Sonoma now walks with out any assistance.  She
still can not go into a gait (trotte) yet but she is starting to get longer strides in her walk.  It won't be long and she'll be back to
running.  Will try to post updates on her progress.  
Events and Conformation Show Schedule
March 12, 2011 - St Patrick's Day Parade (Little Rock to North Little Rock)
Click here for more information
March 26 & 27, 2011 Fort Worth, TX. Conformation shows both days
April 23 & 24, 2011 Bossier City, LA. Conformation shows both days
"Connor"
Special Limited Edition Print
Fine Art Pastels by Colleen

Colleen Ellis of Great Yarmouth a coastal town of Norfolk, England has done this very
special portrait of Connor as a tribute to his breeder Jonette Jones of  
Steppin'wolf Irish Wolfhounds.  Jonette, who was a truly special person, recently passed
away. All profits from "CONNOR" a Special Limited Edition Print will go to
THE IRISH
WOLFHOUND FOUNDATION, a cause that was close to Jonette's heart.

Please help us here at Mt Carmel Irish Wolfhounds get the word out about this special and
talented Artist;  Colleen Ellis.   Please visit Colleen's site and learn more about her work
and the Irish Wolfhound causes she donates proceeds to, from the sale of her portrait's
Shreveport Kennel Club, Bossier, LA
April  24th of 2011
Steppin'Wolf Family pictured at left.
Brogan with 4 of his get (children) from the Butterfly litter.
Hounds from left to right:
Connor (Steppin'Wolf's Tawny Emperor OAJ) Male
Wendy (Steppin'Wolf's Gossamer Wing) Female
Brogan (Gch Steppin'Wolf's Quantum Leap) Male-Sire
Mully (Steppin'Wolf's Mulberry Wing) Female
Dever (Steppin'Wolf's Frosted Elfin) Male
and their people from left to right:
Stanley Graham, Teresa Kuntz, Larry Emory, Ashley
Emory-Reed, Donna Yeldell and Della Garrett
Two more of the Steppin’Wolf Butterflies have emerged from their
cocoons this weekend. Wendy earned her first point Sunday
(Mother’s Day) taking Winner’s Bitch and Best of Opposite. Dever
earned two points over the weekend going Winner’s Dog both Sat
and Sun. Even more exciting was watching Dever take Best Of
Breed over his daddy Brogan. What a wonderful
Mother’s day for Della, Donna and the heavenly spirit of Jonette. I
can hear Jonette laughing as she watched Dever go Breed over his
daddy. Happy delayed Mother’s Day to all.

Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Fort Worth Kennel Club, Fort Worth, TX

Saturday 3-26-11 Judge: Mrs Joan P Anselm

Sunday 3-27-11 Judge: Mrs Barbara G Rupert
Wendy  Saturday 1st in class
Sunday Excused by judge for limping
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)
Franky Saturday 1st in class
(Puppy 6 & under 9 months)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Fort Worth Kennel Club, Fort Worth, TX   3-27-11
Sunday (ONLY)
Video Part 1     Video Part 2     Video Part 3
Picture taken
7-31-10
Monday February 29, 2011 Update On Sonoma Post neck surgery.

Sonoma went to see Dr Dew for follow-up exam. All went well he said she has responded
positively to everything from the start and he could tell she is still a little out of sorts with her rear
"finding her feet" which he said will be back to normal after another 5 - 6 weeks. We can now start
walking her a little further over that period and he said he see's no reason for her not to return to
her normal activity by then. Sonoma was very happy to get home after that long 2 hour drive both
ways. I kept telling her to lay down on the way there. She was nervous and drueling terribly. Just
about half way there I started to sing just the chorse lines You are my sunshine...don't take my
sunshine away and she finally layed down and relaxed. On the way home I had to sing this for
over two hours...funny what works to calm the ugly beast called fear. Anything for my princess.
Franky loves the Camera
April 20, 2011  Franky loves the Camera
everyone a portrait done of Franky at 12 weeks playing with the camera strap. Now
Portrait of Bainbridge Frank Sinatra (Franky) done by talented and esteem artist I
will have two priceless prints of Colleen’s. Thank you Colleen for choosing to do a
portrait of Franky...it will be a treasured work of art for generations.  To see more
work done by Colleen please visit her site by using the link provided.
Fine Art Pastels by Colleen Ellis
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Shreveport Kennel Club, Bossier, LA
Friday 4-22-11 Judge: Dr Robert A Indeglia
Saturday 4-23-11 Judge: Warner Cespedes

D'Arbonne Kennel Club, Bossier, LA
Sunday 4-24-11 Judge: Mr Jon R Cole
Monday 4-25-11 Judge: Willam Rodriguez
Wendy - 1st and Best of Opposite Sex  Saturday & Sunday
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)
Franky- 1st and Reserve winner Saturday
1st  in class Sunday (Puppy 6 & under 9 months)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Shreveport Kennel Club Saturday 4-23-11
Video Part 1   and   Video Part 2
D'Arbonne Kennel Club Sunday 4-24-11
Video
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Caddo Kennel Club of Texas, Marshall, TX

Saturday 05-07-11 Judge: Ms Jane Roppolo

Sunday 05-08-11 Judge: Mrs Gloria L Geringer
Sunday 1st/ Winner and Best of Opposite Sex (1 pt)
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)
Franky-  Saturday 1st and Reserve winner
Sunday 1st  and Reserve Winner
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Caddo Kennel Club of Texas, Marshall, TX
Saturday 5-7-11  and   Sunday 5-8-11
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Seminole Kennel Club, Tulsa OK
Friday 5-27-11 Judge: Mr Fred C Bassett
Saturday 5-28-11 Judge Mrs Erika Hofmann Gatti

Mid-Continent KC of Tulsa OK
Sunday 5-29-11 Judge: Mr Dana P. Cline
Monday 5-30-11 Judge Mr. Jon Cole
Wendy - Saturday 1st/ Reserve Winner
Sunday 1st/ Reserve Winner
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)
Franky-  Saturday 2nd (Out of 3 in class)
Sunday 1st/ Winners Dog (4pt Major)
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Seminole Kennel Club, Tulsa, OK
Saturday Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Mid-Continent KC of Tulsa OK
Sunday Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
Updates and Thank you 5-30-11
May 8th, 2011 Mother's Day at Caddo KC Marshall, TX
Wendy - (
Steppin'Wolf's Gossamer Wing) Earned her first point
Thank you Judge: Mrs Gloria L. Geringer  Pictured to the right.
May 29th, 2011 Memorial Day Weekend, Mid-Continent KC, Tulsa, OK
Franky - (
Bainbridge Frank Sinatra) Earned his first points and a 4 pt major
Thank you Judge: Mr. Dana P. Cline  Pictured to the left.
Franky is Handled exclusively by my sister Lisa Osborne
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Olive Branch Mississippi Kennel Club

Saturday 6-04-11 Judge Col Joe B. Purkhiser

Sunday 6-05-11 Judge: Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser
Wendy - Saturday 1st/Best of Winners/ Best of Breed 3pt Major
Sunday 1st/ Best of Opposite Sex
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)
Franky-  Saturday 1st
Sunday 1st
(Puppy 9 mos and Under 12 mos)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Olive Branch Mississippi KC, Southaven, MS
Saturday 6-04-11  and   Sunday 6-05-11
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Kennel Club of Texarkana, Arkansas

Saturday 6-18-11 Judge Dr Donald A Gill
Puppy Hound Group Judge: Mrs Nancy C. Simmons
Sunday 6-19-11 Judge: Ms Denny C Mounce
Wendy - Saturday Absent (In season)
Sunday Absent (In season)
(Puppy 12 mos to 18 mos)
Franky-  Saturday 1st/ Best Puppy/ Puppy Group 4
Sunday 1st/ Reserve Winner

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Kennel Club of Texarkana, Arkansas
Saturday 6-18-11  and   Sunday 6-19-11
Click on picture to see more photos of Wendy's Birthday
June 12th 2011 Happy Birthday Sweet Wendy
(Steppin'Wolf's Gossamer Wing)

Wendy celebrates her first birthday with pink frosting, balloons, hats and
plates. Pink not just because Wendy is a female but also in memory of one of
her breeders Jonette Jones.  Pink was her favorite color especially pink cake and
frosting.  We are so very blessed to have Wendy from Jonette Jones and
Donna Yeldell's Butterfly litter.   We couldn't be happier with Wendy she is such a love.
Irish Wolfhound Show Results For:

Greater Shelby Kennel Club,
Southaven, Mississippi

Saturday 7-16-2011 Judge: Mrs. Michelle L Billings

Sunday 7-17-2011 Judge: Mrs Barbara Dempsey
Alderman

Franky-  Saturday 1st ( 9mos & Under 12mos)
Sunday 1st/ Reserve Winner
(Puppy 9mos &Under 12mos)

Video of Irish Wolfhound Breed Ring
Greater Shelby Kennel Club,
Southaven, Mississippi
Saturday 7-16-2011  and   Sunday 7-17-2011