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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Lewis

We're back from Maine, but need to pause a moment to acknowledge a sad moment in the Corgi world, the passing of a special Corgi, Lewis, (CH. Slavenik Sweet Thoughts, ROMX), owned by Dianne Connolly of Llandian Kennel.

Lewis was a champion and sire of many, many other champion Corgis, quite a feat in the Corgi world. To get the ROMX award (which stands for Registry of Merit Excellent) from the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, a male has to have sired at least 15 champions. But what was most outstanding about Lewis, was his gentle, loving, calm temperment, which he passed on to many other Corgis. He was the father of our Corgi, Phoebe (and her brother Polo, hi, Polo's owner). The above photo shows Lewis and some of Dianne's dogs who have Lewis in their lineage, from left to right, Lewis, his daughter Penny (Ch Ivywood-Llandian's Sweet Pea ROM), his grandaughter Tuppence (BISS CH. Llandian's Love In The Mist, the 2002 Pembroke Welsh Corgi National Specialty winner), his great-grandaughter Chanel (CH Llandian's Talkin' Bout My Girl) and his daughter and great-great grandaughter, our Phoebe. (It took several adults to get them all lined up sitting still for this photo I took!)

Lewis was born on August 25, 1994 and went to the rainbow bridge on July 21, 2009.


Holly said...

what a gorgeous dog, look at that strong topline. A sweet temperament is precious, something to be treasured.

God Speed Mr. Lewis.

*bows head for a moment of silence*

Anonymous said...

Phoebe It looks like you had fun in Maine. I am sad Lewis is gone. He passed on his sweetness to us! I will never forget him! Your loving brother, Polo

Emilie said...

I am sad to hear this... He was my Dillon's Grandfather and a very handsome gentleman.
May he fly free at the rainbow bridge. Sending my condolences.


Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Yes, we were both very lucky to have Lewis as our father and to have inherited our wonderful temperments from him. Our owners are lucky to have us!! I remember the times you visited me when you were young. And Lillian and Dianne took us out for ice cream on our first birthday! Hope you have a great summer, and happy birthday on August 3rd. Can't believe we will be 3!

Slurp kisses from your sister,