Friday | GCH Axel’s Reiteralm n’ Gun Run Gal Friday JH BROM – Age 13
August 15, 2008 – July 28, 2022
Friday (Reiteralm Axel x Smokey City Veba) is twelve. She’s retired. She also DEMANDS to be fed at 7:00 AM, and again at 2:00 PM. But we make her wait for dinner until 6:00 PM. And when she isn’t avoiding younger dogs or nooking the crap out of every blanket we own, she’s napping. These days, she puts herself to bed in the master bedroom at 8:00 PM. Every night… regardless of whether or not the rest of us are ready. The girl has my heart and we spend a few minutes snuggling together every morning before we face the day.
Background: Friday is the matriarch of the Barrett family and came to me from the estate of Virginia Alexander. Friday is also the little devil who is responsible for luring me into Weimaraner competition. [The back-story is that I was just looking for another pet and sister for Britta, and I somehow got talked into taking Friday on the condition that I showed her and then considered breeding her.] In three litters, Friday has blessed me with 23 beautiful puppies that have or will grow up to be just as special as she is. Nowaways, she’s retired and enjoys sunbathing on the deck outside, or snoozing on the sofa while waiting for her next meal. In her spare time, she’s writing a letter to Congress to lobby for a change in standardized dinner-time from 6:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Friday is my heart dog; I can’t begin to tell you how hard I love her, but that’s another story for another day. In the meantime, let me just state for the record that I will forever be thankful to Holly McKnight and Anne Taguchi for allowing my gal Friday to come live with me, and also to Louise Brady, for gracefully handling and finishing Friday’s show career. Friday’s pedigree can be viewed here.