Welcome, to Fly Boru!
I saw my first borzoi on the cover of a very old, July -1950 Colliers magazine when I was 5 years old. I remarked to my daddy that I was going to have one of those. He replied that we could not afford such a fine dog, this from a man who had shown his share of farm animals. The 5 year olds' aspirations were not dashed. After growing up, college, years of work and 3 years of marriage my husband and I bought our first, and current home. Within 3 months our home was robbed. I decided it was time for a dog and my husband insisted that it could only be a borzoi, my childhood heart's desire. After 6 weeks of learning where to look, I was put in touch with Francie Stull, who seemed to be at a dog show every weekend (imagine that!). We arranged to meet at the upcoming San Antonio cluster. My husband was entranced with the show scene, insisting that I could show a dog. My original intentions were for a pet. We went home that day with a 6 month old male, who later was known as Ch Balcones Argus Jet CD, FLD CH. For 25 years we have enjoyed a steady flow of loving companions, most from the same lines and related kennels. We have joined a number of clubs, chairing several committees including hospitality and acted as show chairman of the Astro World Series of Dog Shows. We have met many wonderful people and experienced many wonderful times, traveled coast to coast to attend dog events. We have put championships and/or performance titles on nearly all of our dogs.
On a summer day in the Blue farm house in Dripping Springs, Texas, Francie Stull showed me a tapestry depicting a small sight hound. She thought it would be great to have a borzoi that size. I paid attention as she developed the Silken Windhound, adding my 2 cents worth from time to time. We are so glad she persevered to create this breed, as we now have 2 delightful additions to our household.
Dogs are not our only activities. We enjoy traveling, museums, reading, movies, cooking and dining out. Wayne and I both have our artistic interests, he with wood turning bowls and vessels, stained glass and kites. I enjoy watercolor, paper and ceramic sculpture, metal arts including bronze and silver casting and fabrication, silk painting, beadwork, sewing and gardening. Thank goodness that I am now retired.
We are also working on the complete remodeling of our house, but not by choice; it just needs it and we have not yet won the lottery. Need I say more. Otherwise, life is pretty good here in Cypress, Texas, just NW of Houston (when we can avoid the hurricanes and floods). We live on about a acre of very heavily wooded property, backed by Cypress Creek but our bucolic area has been overrun with city folk in the last few years. This is not all bad, we now have world class shopping relatively close by. The summers can be brutal, but in the fall, winter and spring we live with the windows open, no AC needed. The beach and the Hill Country are within a 2-3 hour drive. We are very happy here indeed! Viva Texas!
Lynn and Wayne Wall