Bowie & Nova
First, a bit of my personal history. In November 1983, waiting for a friend in a bar in Montreal, I was able to talk a few minutes with an old idol of mine, David Bowie.
In early summer 2005, I was able to get all the health clearances for Nova's first breeding. Finding a proper male was hard so I decided to go to the National specialty in Thunder Bay, hoping to find one. It's where I fell in love with 'Bowie' (Dutch/American/Canadian CH Serilde Velenocelestiale), arrived the day before from the Netherlands, all the stars were aligned for Nova's first date.
On November 16 2005, eight wonderful black puppies were born, 5 males and 3 females, all in good health. It was the begenning of a great adventure, which I did not know at the time! All the dogs of this first litter have a registered name from a song by David Bowie.
The original plan was to keep only a female but at the time, without the social medias and the Web we have now, having only six reservations, I decided then to keep two puppies from this litter: Céleste and Baxter, the best girl and the best boy. The life we had together was simply fantastic and Céleste was able to continue this journey into the Flat-coated Retriever world that we're in!