A Milestone for Lady Tessie

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!….On Friday, July 8th Lady Tessie of Castle Gordon celebrated her 11th birthday in good health and good spirits.

This year, surrounded by family and fans, this spry Spingset wonder received congrats and felicitations from the Gordon Setter Club of Canada. This is the 4th international communique received by this extraordinary setter. GSCC President, Roberta Tucker, expressed it perfectly: “I understand you and your owner have surmounted many obstacles in achieving this landmark. The black and tans in Canada wish you many more years of good health, romps in the grass, cuddles on the couch (not allowed! – editor), and of course special edible treats (absolutely allowed – editor), that all Gordons enjoy.”IMG_0515 IMG_0516

Lady Tessie is a member in good standing with the Gordon Setter Club of America (GSCA). Since her adoption 4 years ago, she has received acknowledgments¬† from¬† the GSCA, the Gordon Setter Club of Scotland, the GSA-UK, and now the GSCC. Most deserving of such accolades, Lady Tessie continues to bring joy to her community and takes her responsiblity as Sonoma’s Four-legged, Black and Tan Goodwill Ambassador, very seriously.

The official celebration (her actual birth date is July 9th) included homemade lasagne, Caesar salad, champagne and a custom-designed black and tan cake from Scandia Bakery. IMG_0513Party favors were homemade jars of peach jam decorated on top with printed medallions of Gordon Setter cameos. Tessie was showered with attention, birthday cards, and wonderful gifts. Way to go, Lady Tessie! May the future continue to bring you good health and happy adventures.

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