Mekkado's Quell the Storm
sired by WTCH Starstuff's Tenor of Heartsong DNA-VP
out of WTCH FTCH Nineveh's Coquin of Mekkado RTDcs RN DNA-VP
black with white female born June 24, 2018
DNA clear by parentage for CD, CMR1, DM, HC/HSF4, HUU, MDR1, prcdPRA
DNA tested clear of CEA
OFA eyes Normal 2018
We wanted to keep a female from the Tenor x Coque breeding and the decision was made for us.
Following in her mother's footsteps, Quel is the only female in her litter.
In keeping with family traditions and recognizing my addiction to the working dogs,
we needed to find just the right name.
Quel is slang for Seroguel, an anti-psychotic drug - the perfect call name.
When we struggled with a meaningful registered name, a great friend introduced us to
"The Man In The Arena", the 1910 speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Thank you Ray!
...It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world. Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride of slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day; nor yet for those others who always profess that they would like to take action, if only the conditions of life were not exactly what they actually are. The man who does nothing cuts the same sordid figure in the pages of history, whether he be a cynic, or fop, or voluptuary. There is little use for the being whose tepid soul knows nothing of great and generous emotion, of the high pride, the stern belief, the lofty enthusiasm, of the men who quell the storm and ride the thunder. Well for these men if they succeed; well also, though not so well, if they fail, given only that they have nobly ventured, and have put forth all their heart and strength. It is war-worn Hotspur, spent with hard fighting, he of the many errors and valiant end, over whose memory we love to linger, not over the memory of the young lord who "but for the vile guns would have been a valiant soldier...
My hope is that Quel and I are out there doing the best we can.
Celebrating our successes and learning from our failures. Always enjoying our adventures together!