LOVELY (Celhaus Love Every Living Thing) CGCA, ATD, THDN, PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, AE, NC, AV

Lovely now has two sets of Trading cards!
See set 1 and set 2

whelped 3/16/16, one of the LL Litter (GloryToo bred to Quasi)
mother of the RR, TT, WW, YY and AAA litters
See Lovely’s temperament test ratings

OFA GOOD hips:  GS-99575G25F-VPI
PennHip at 1 year:  95th Percentile!!!!, .25 left; .24 right
OFA elbows normal: GS-EL38181F25-VPI
OFA Cardiac:  GS-CA1887/33F/P-VPI
OFA Thyroid:  GS-TH854/33F-VPI
OFA Eyes:  GS-EYE527/26F-VPI
OFA DM (spinal myelopathy) CLEAR: GS-DM9373/21F-PI

Lovely carries both the black factor and the long coat recessive.

UKC Nosework titles:  PTN, PTA, PTS, PTM, PTE, Advanced Exteriors, Advanced Containers, Novice Interiors and Superior Vehicles
See Lovely competing at our October Nosework trial.

6/3/24:  Lovely received her 100-Visit Certificate from Alliance of Therapy Dogs and will now receive her AKC THDA (Therapy Dog Advanced) title.

Lovely passed her Therapy Dog certification with Alliance of Therapy Dogs in April, 2019.  She has her AKC Therapy Dog Novice title (THDN), which requires 10 verified therapy dog visits, her AKC Therapy Dog title (THD), which requires 50 verified therapy dog visits, and her THDA title, which requires 100 visits.  She visits the nursing homes and participates in the Reading Dog program at Tongue River Elementary School in Ranchester, WY (about 15 miles from here) and at Tongue River High School (about 20 miles from here).  See the kids reading to Lovely on February 24, 2020.

In honor of her 100th therapy Dog visit, the staff at Big Horn Rehab passed around a congratulations card for everyone to sign.  And they took a few photos!  She is now 8 years old.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)

Lovely had been campaigning for me to keep her since her eyes opened, but I didn’t plan to keep her since I had kept a pup from the JJ litter (Mercy).  When she and her brother were still here at 9 weeks, I decided to give them temporary call names rather than continue calling them by their collar colors as I do for litters.  Since she’s from the LL litter, I wanted an “L” call name so as not to confuse people who were looking for a pup.  On a visit with her to Westview (a local nursing home), I engaged the residents in thinking of a good name for her.  They decided overwhelmingly on “Lovey”, but I didn’t think it quite fit her, though she is a very affectionate, loving pup.  I finally decided to call her “Lovely,” because she IS gorgeous, very graceful and fluid in movement with an arresting face and expression.   For some reason she continually makes me think of these two favorite poems.

 He prayeth well, who loveth well,
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best who loveth best,
All things both great and small.
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

When I finally gave in and decided I’d better keep her since she has incredibly nice drives and is so athletic, I then had to come up with a name for her.  I kept mentally reciting the top poem every time I thought about a registered name.  I really wanted to register her as Celhaus Love All Creatures Great And Small, from the poem.  I could do it with AKC, but UKC (United Kennel Club, which is the venue for competing in nosework) will only allow 30 letters.  I finally settled on Celhaus Love Every Living Thing.  The first poem was used by James Herriot to name his series of books about his adventures as a veterinarian, books I love and have read over and over.  All Creatures Great and Small was his first book.  The succeeding books each bore the name of another phrase of the poem.  His fifth and last book was Every Living Thing, so at least Lovely’s name fits the theme I wanted to use.

Lovely is 6th generation of my female line and could be considered a sister to Mercy, since she shares the same sire and the girls’ mothers were litter sisters.  The only difference in the pedigree is the mother name.  It has been fun watching for similarities and differences as they grew up, trained and eventually produced pups.

She carries both the black recessive and the long coat recessive.  She produced a long coat (Mr. Purple) in her first litter, the RR litter.

Lovely received her AKC Canine Good Citizen Advanced title at 21 months

Lovely received her AKC Canine Good Citizen title at 18 months

See more photos of Lovely at 18 months