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Ch. Omega's Jump for Joy

Ch. Hillbrook's RoyalAthercroft  x  Ch. Omegas Bedazzin Sunset

DOB September 20, 1985

by Bunky Orton

"Mommy, can I say 'hell'?" That's the first memory I have of Jump. She was the biggest puppy in Omega's "J" litter and she OWNED the whelping box. My mom and Dad were going to break tradition and name her Omega's Hell on Wheels. Little did we know, it wouldn't have mattered what we named her, Jump was destined to be the perfect companion/show dog. She has a split personality. When she's at home, she's the warmest, most loving pet you've ever laid eyes on. But when you throw a show lead on her and get out the bait, she's…well, she's hell on wheels. Jump was my very first Junior Showmanship dog and THE number one secret to my success. No matter what the conditions were, Jump would always show like it was her sole purpose in life. A multiple Best of Breed and group placer, her best attribute wasn't necessarily her head, or her side movement. It was that look she would get in her eye whenever we were in the ring. It was like working with somebody that was the absolute best at their job, but just a little psycho. The really funny part is that as soon as we walked out of the ring, she became my lap dog. She was my partner, my friend, my little girl. As time has passed, she's grown older and so have I. But I'll never forget the times we shared in and out of the ring. I watch her everyday straining to get up, moping around. At times it seems as though she's a different dog. Then I put on her show lead and get out the bait and she shows me that, deep down inside, she hasn't changed a bit.

Breeders: Roger and Peachie Orton, John and Karen Sack

Owners: Roger and Peachie Orton and Bunky Orton

Updated 09/27/98