April 7, 1993 – August 14, 2007
owner: Sandi Lyon – Margaux Bouviers, Caledonia, IL, USA
Solo was more than just a foundation bitch for Margaux Bouviers. Her fourteen plus years were filled with family activities, toe licking, delivery men announcements, rabbit patrols and total Bouvier antics. Whether sprawled in front of the door in a frog position or curled up on the couch, she was always alert and eager to jump into the midst of any activity. Solo was always in charge.
Solo’s show career spanned winning the ABdFC National Futurity to being ranked in the Top Ten, a multiple group winner. Her legacy lives on thru her offspring with more than a dozen titled to date and more actively competing. It is comforting to see her silly little mannerisms appear down thru the generations, randomly in her offspring and again in theirs.
She seldom had an off-day in her life and was healthy until her demise. Only her eyes and her tired frame told me it was time. Fourteen plus years is a wonderful life for a Bouvier, but of course, it is never long enough. She will always be missed.
Solo’s pictures and story have been published in The Dirty Beards Quarterly, Spring 2008 edition.