Orson's Pedigree
Deirdre's TC Orson Welles
UD, WCX
"Orson"

Am/Can Ch Deidre's Bonn Or Of Bailiff
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Am/Can Ch San Barr's Niamh Cinn Or I B OD
October 19, 1977 - November 1987
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Dale
    
Guenevere
    
Shelby
    
Strether
Past Dogs of Trolleycar:
    
Bijou
    
Bogart
    
Brandy
    
Dashiell
    
Orson
    
Tim
    
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Wimsey
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This picture of Orson was on the cover of the 1988 GRCA Calendar
Orson was my second Golden Retriever and always played second fiddle to Brandy.  Despite having higher drive and being the flashier worker, Brandy had been first and no one was better than her.  Orson taught me a valuable lesson.  All dogs have different qualities; no dog will ever be the same as one that went before.  Orson had a wonderful temperament and he never minded living in Brandy's shadow. To this day, he earned the trophy I am the most proud of.  We entered picnic trials in Iowa.  The year he ran Derby Orson broke every single time until his last competition when, not only was he steady, but he won first place!  And he beat a black lab that was tied as the all point Derby dog to boot.  No more Mr. Swamp Collie for us!  He lived life to the fullest and then suddenly, without warning, at age ten, bloated and the emergency vet couldn't save him.  And then I realized how much I would miss him.
We celebrate with champagne as Orson finished his UD!
Orson and my mouse, Eve Marie Saint.