In Memoriam

Pettswood's Golden Brandy

December 11, 1988 - November 24, 1998
Gone from our sight, forever in our heart.

The name Brandys Cockers is in memory of our first American Cocker Spaniel, "Pettswood's Golden Brandy". Brandy was a very special girl who taught us how loving and beautiful a cocker could be.

Brandy is gone, but her memory will linger forever.

In 1988 my love for Cockers began as a small object under the Christmas tree with my name on the tag. When it was opened I found a book on owning and raising Cocker Spaniels. The end of January 1989 the rest of my gift came into our lives and into our hearts, Brandy had arrived. Looking back I can now see that she was definitely not show quality, but in every other way she was the perfect example of a Cocker. She was very sweet tempered and affectionate, and always knew if I needed some extra TLC when things were rough at work. The day that little buff girl came into our home was the day we were all bitten by the Cocker "bug"!

In October of 1991 we bred Brandy to Sir Adams Golden Prowler, and on December 24 1991 Brandy whelped 6 beautiful puppies, all of which were registered with Christmas names. We sold all the puppies but one, and she lived with us for the past 13 years until recently when we lost our beautiful girl her name was Christmas Snow (Chrissy) she is now with the rest of her brothers and mother enjoying being together again.

Brandy was never bred a second time as we found out that she had a health problem that could be passed on to her offspring. We didn't want to take the chance of making a new generation of Cockers with heart defects.
She then became our extra field hand when the kids played baseball, they would hit it and she would run and grab the ball before the fielders could. To this day I am not sure how she managed to carry that soft ball in her mouth On November 24, 1998 our beloved Brandy passed away.

CH Silverdi's Mya Dance Magic
AKA, "Mya"
CH Silverdi's Life Is A Dance ex CH Lurians Silverdi's Pure Magic

After we lost Brandy in 1998 we went searching for a new family member, to show and love and so Mya came home, joining our family in July 1999. Mya was definitely a "lady", and ruled the house like a true princess. She ruled her domain with a velvet glove making sure everyone behaved. She enjoyed eating bananas, apples and grapes, while curling up in a chair and reading a good book with her human mother.

Mya's show career was very short and very successful, her first two shows she took reserve winner and the third she decided she was now 8 months old and was going to get serious about her career. She walked into the ring and took Best Puppy In Group and a Group 4 and started her winning with 5 points. She finished in the next two shows.

On February 12, 2003 Mya was torn from our lives due to the negligence of another breeder. We lost our beautiful girl at three years of age when she was sent out for breeding. Sleep well my darling Mya, you were my heart and my soul and will never be forgotten. Mya lovingly left behind a sweet little girl named Faith, Brandys Legacy of Mya's Love, for us to love in her absence.