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Kate Murphy got her first Border Terrier in 1980. Her beloved Borders featured in her stories starting in the Borderline in 1981. A founding member of the Northeast Border Terrier Club, she was newsletter Editor for a time. Her ability to make friends, her generosity of spirit and her love of the breed endeared her to many.

The Catherine Murphy Memorial Trophy for Best Veteran in the BTCA National Specialty was donated by the NBTC. It is a figurine of Br. Am. Ch. Workmore Waggoner, a dog that was owned by Kate Seemann and bred to Kate's foundation bitch, Ch. Highdyke Tish of Cymri Hill (Tishie).

This booklet, first published by the NBTC in 2002, includes all the stories/articles written by Kate for the Borderline and the Border Times, along with her drawings. It gives some history about Kate and contains memories and comments by friends who knew her.  (52 pages)

kate-s       Kate Seemann was first introduced to Border Terriers in 1947.  The family farm in Shelburne, VT, (www.shelburnefarms.org) was ideally suited for an active outdoor life and  her Borders were a part of it. Over the years she continued to support the breed by importing top dogs from established breeders in the UK. Avoiding the spotlight, she preferred to support the breed quietly. Placing pups in loving homes was her top priority from the start and many a novice got a good start with her help.
 
Even after her death monies are being directed into accounts to support Health and Genetics for the breed and the BTCA Donor Advised Fund was renamed the Kate J. Seemann - BTCA Donor Advised Fund in her honor. Thus her longtime commitment to the breed continues.

This booklet, starting with the Forward by her daughter, Deenie Galipeau, contains the interview conducted by Kate Murphy and first published in the Borderline in 1999. The article, "Chucks, Ducks and Champions" by Kate S., first published in the 1958 Breed Book is reprinted along with memories by various friends of Kate.  (38 pages)

Ordering
Cost for the 2 booklets (including postage) is $6.95.
Send check (made out to NBTC) to: Jean Clark, PO Box 640922, Beverly Hills, FL 34464

 

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