At home, with friends and small children, in the office or at a show Caoimhe was the perfect young lady. Full of the joys of life, but very much with a mind of her own she was admired wherever she went.
One of my most fond memories with Caoimhe, was walking through a medieval fair in Levin with her. The fair was next to where we were having a show. I bought her a purple head decoration with long trailing ribbons and fur. She wore it with all the spirit of the fair - parading and looking very pleased with herself. Everyone stopped to pat and admire her. She was most pleased. Sadly I didn't get any photos.
At 7 months, Caoimhe had her leg reconstructed after a severe break of her hock joint. Reconstruction and repair was brilliantly completed by Dr Ruth Youmans (Franklin Vets, Papakura). Caoimhe recovered and went on to become a NZ Champion - often receiving excellent critiques on her lovely movement. Caoimhe having her dressing changed and receiving loving care at our local vet - Beach Vets, Waihi Beach.