The Rip Van Wrinkler,
Volume XV, Issue 4, November, 2011

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"Beauty" by Karen Sahulka


New Titles:

Karen Christensen’s Cherry got her Oval Racing Championship (ORC)!
FC Apu Bella Di Cerignola MC GRC ORC JOR.

Steve Surfman photo of Sandy & Cherry, 2004

Susan Marsicano’s Sandy got her ORC, too, the same day as Cherry. They will be 11 years old in Dec. Sandy got her AKC ThD title. FC Apu Sand Thru the Hourglass RA MC ThD GRC ORC JOR CGC TDIA VBX.

Susan Marsicano’s Fern got her AKC  OA & OAJ Titles, & her 2nd Q in Excellent FAST. She got her AKC Therapy Dog title. She also got her Superior Gazehound Racing Championship (SGRC). She became a BCOA Master Versatile Basenji. Ch. Apu Painted Sand RN OA NAJ OF ThD CL2 JS-N SC FCh SGRC ORC SOR CGC TDIA MVB.

Video - Fern Open Standard Title Run

Also Susan Marsicano’s Occhi, Guy Noir, Amelia, & M got AKC ThD titles. (AKC Therapy Dog).

The Stewart’s Trog achieved his Rally Novice title, & got a LGRA pt at Nat’ls. FC Apu Tri Roo of Ganesa RN MC FCh ORC.

Eunice & Mark Gile’s 8 year old daughter, Nora, got her 1st AKC Q in Rally, with her young Shiba, Zoe.

Kim McNeill’s Zest got her AXJ & first 2 MACH pts.

Bonnie Henderson’s Ghille became the first whippet MACH 6!

The Stewart’s Tempest got her UKC championsip -UKCH Meisterhaus Neon Nights.

Kudos to:

Brenda Phillips’ Nike won his first major, at the Finger Lake shows.

Karen Christensen’s Tutu got 6 NORC pts, was High in meet at LGRA & NOTRA, got more LGRApts, & also won 24 more pts towards her ASFA lure coursing title.

Susan Marsicano’s Scarlet won 8 NORC points.

The Stewarts’ baby girlies, Gambit & Tempest, continued on their ways to their championships. Gambit has both majors & Tempest has one.

Beth Redo Rahm’s Ch. RoseWood's Mystic Illusion (Misty) was the 3rd award of merit at the BCOA Nat’ts!

Kathryn Ladick’s Billy Rae won 3 ORC pts.

Chris Maxka’s Piccolo got 2 more majors! Chris’ Taffy is expecting.

Kathryn Ladick’s Rocky won the Hatch Award AGAIN!!

Andrea Stone’s Regan won her first 5 points!

Yvonne ‘t Mannetje’s Moyo won Exc 1 in the Open Class at Dutch Basenji Club show AND won best wrinkles in the Sweepstakes!!

Kathryn Ladick’s Rocky was Best in Meet at several LGRA meets.

Chris Maxka’s Pirandello moved to New Zealand & Chris’ SunDiata’s Urban Legend got his 1st pt.

Susan Marsicano’s Fern & Scarlet are expecting puppies just after Xmas. Sires are Moyo & Guy Noir.

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New Additions:

S K-M got a new parakeet; a new Heloise.

Feel Better:

Kaila Harlan, having a BMT for leukemia. with doctors saying she will have a full recovery. See here: Kaila

Cheryl Silver’s Hank, taking antibiotics for e.coli in his lungs.

Lima Lou Beanie, recoverying well from back surgery.

In Memoriam:

Our sympathies to Natalie & Harry Culver & the Harner family on the passing of her grandmother, Letha, at 102 years old. To read the obituary that Natalie wrote, scroll down a bit.

Our sympathies to Lotte Hotaling on the passing of Sunny on October 16th. “My mare, Shamis Amal (Sunny Hope) died. I was with her when she drew her first breath in this world and I was with her when she drew her last. 32 1/2 years of memories together. October 16th is also my mother's birthday, I like to think she welcomed my horse at the other end of the Rainbow Bridge.”
Sunny and I were a great team. The night she was born, a whippoorwill sang right outside the stable. She shared almost half my life with me.

Dilys Blair-Bain submitted this short obituary… “The sire of Kelele's litter, GCh Tailwind DP Rocket's Red Glare, passed away due to Fanconi, on Labor Weekend. His owner & breeder, Julie Leicht, is devastated, & his passing has affected a lot of people who knew Diamond well.”


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Letha Hannah Kachel Howe passed away quietly in her sleep on August 23, 2011 at Balfour Retirement Center in Louisville, Colorado at the age of 102 years . She had a sharp mind and funny wit her whole life and witnessed a lot of technology advancements. She was born July 16, 1909 on a homestead in rural Major County in the recently formed state of Oklahoma to Samuel and Mary Kachel. As a child the family moved to Beaver County Ok by covered wagon. She first saw a car as a young girl while alone caring for younger siblings. As the unknown thing approached she hid the younger children under the beds for safety! She was valedictorian of her high school class (Beaver High, 1928). She married her high school sweetheart, Arthur N. Howe Jr. in 1934 and they shared 64 years of marriage. They lived in Wichita, KS where she worked as an accountant in a CPA firm for 30 years. She retired to Dodge City, KS and then Colorado. At her retirement facility in Dodge City she was introduced to computers at the age of 90, and quickly became the local computer center expert, teaching the younger residents how to e-mail. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four siblings and her son-in-law, Dr. M. Lynn Harner. She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Harner of Broomfield, CO, and two grandchildren, Natalie Culver of Colchester, CT and Kevin Harner of Erie, CO, and one brother Dr. Harold Kachel of Beaver, OK.

(Affiliate Basenji Club of America, founded 1997)

President....Susan Kamen Marsicano
Vice President...Lisa Osenni Mackey
Secretary.....Debby Mayer
Treasurer & BCOA Liaison… Karen Sahulka

Board of Directors
Karen P. Christensen, Lotte Hotaling, Natalie Harner, Suzanne Schulz, Tamara E. Allen & Officers of the Club

BCOA Rescue Contacts: Mary Silva & Michelle Voyek

Roy Schecter..Music Director

Rip Van Wrinkler® Editors:

Editor in Chief: Susan Kamen Marsicano

Peon Editors in Chief:

Roy Schecter

Tamara E. Allen

Copy Editor :  Karen Sahulka

Collator in Chief:  Jo Lunetta

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