We, that’s Thomas and Sandra, live in Alamogordo, New Mexico surrounded by the most astonishing features of nature you could possibly find this close together. There is the beautiful National Lincoln forest with its mountains and pristine rivers and waterfalls. Within lies Sierra Blanca Mountain, where you can ski and snowboard almost all year through. And then of course there is the breathtaking White Sands National monument, a desert where the sand is not sand but gypsum. This gives its dunes this pristine look of freshly fallen snow at a temperature of roughly 90 F throughout the summer.
We both grew up with dogs in our life. Thomas parents successfully bred Rough Collies, so it was just a matter of time until we would get our own dog. At a dog show 15 years ago we finally fell head over heels in love with a beautiful Samoyed from a renowned French Kennel. After a long talk with the breeder, we were sure; we would have a Samoyed in our life someday.
But due to a lot of work related moving and starting a family it took us a while to finally make our dream come true.
Because we both were born and raised in Germany, it was only natural for us to look for a Samoyed with European pedigree too. And finally we found our “Amadahy Diamond vom Heldenberg”. Sired by Multi National, European and International Champion “Frozen Side of the Moon Champion” she is a beauty and our pride and joy. Since we welcomed her in our home and our hearts in 2011 after a long flight over the Atlantic Ocean, we have enjoyed every minute with her. She is just a delight to have around.
While looking for a companion for Aimy, we met Multi National, European and International Champion “Cujo Nicito vom Kalten Feld”. What a stunning Samoyed boy with such an amazing presence. He would literally fill up a room with his charisma. Finally, in 2013 Barcley Borealis vom Heldenberg, sired by Cujo Nicito completed our family. He is our big cuddle-bear.
Our dogs not only share our home but our life too and are fully integrated in our daily routine. They live and breathe for our 4 children. As a stay home mother I am able to provide an unmatched level of care and attention to our Samoyeds. To me it is both a way of life and labor of love.
When God had made the earth and sky, the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals and all the birds and bees.
And when His work was finished not one was quite the same,
so He said: "I'll walk this earth of mine and give each one a name".
And so he travelled land and sea, and every where He went
a little creature followed Him until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth and in the sky and sea,
the little creature said: "Dear Lord, there's not one left for me?"
The Father smiled and softly said: "I've left you to the end,
I've turned my own name back to front and called you Dog, my friend."