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Our Norfolk Faith (Bancroft's Hunstanton Light) came to us last July by way of her breeders, Carl Schrader and Peggy Metcalf, when she was three years old. She was a dog in need of "rehoming" where she could be an only dog with a place of her own since she wasn't happy around her offspring and her mother. I cannot begin to tell you the joy and happiness she has brought into our lives. Gradually, over the months we have owned her she has shown her true colors as a loving, intelligent little Norfolk. She is very loyal and obedient and is my constant companion. She loves all of the other dogs in the neighborhood. In fact, her best friend Maxwell, a Norwich Terrier bred by Joan Eckert, is welcome in our home often and they play together without a hint of aggression.
Faith spends endless hours at the windows keeping watch over the squirrels, deer, and wild turkeys. I spend my idle hours endlessly opening and closing the sliding door to the deck so she can pursue her quarry.
One freezing cold day in early January I looked out to see that she had dragged a foot long "thing" onto the deck. On closer inspection and to my utter amazement, there she stood guard over a foot long frozen shark! We racked our brains for an explanation and the only thing we could come up with is that an eagle had dropped it while flying low over the Connecticut River which runs about a half mile behind our house.
ANTIC, June, 2002
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