1966 Register of Merit Report
"The nicest puppy I have seen in a long time" was the judge's
comment the first time Gay entered a show ring. Bred by Dinny Cowley, Gay
went to her new home at six months. She grew up as a family pet and has
spent her life being companion and guardian of the Clifford children. She
has had 5 litters of 10 each and now at 7 1/2 years of age still acts much
like a puppy herself."
"Gay's son Jay Hawk, met a tragic death this winter in Florida in the
fire which destroyed Virginia McCoy's Land Rover."
-Owner: Jesse and Larraine Clifford & Family
"I searched old Reviews and Red Books and
found that Gayiety only was bred 5 times - I believe she first was bred
Ch. Uncus of Long Worth ("C" litter) before she was bred to Fortune ("J"
litter) and was bred repeat ("M" litter) then was bred to Inspector of
Arbywood ("R" littler) and last one Gay was bred to Fortune again ("B"
"Chiffon, Raul, and Raazan almost finished their championships. Megan
and Brogue just won a major and reserve point. Why Gay was bred to Fortune
only three times? because Larraine believed that only one sire Fortune
can match his bloodlines to Gay."
"I found '73 Red Book that Jesse and Larraine's interviews for Doppelt-Tay
Kennels. "From Dinny we purchased a promising puppy name Nether-Lair's
Gayiety. Our dearly love Gay thrilled us by becoming our first champion.
We will never forget the day Gay finished. An old time breeder said to
us. "You have a beautiful bitch, now try to get something as good out
of her." Our Gay proved to be more than a champion in a litter."