During 1998 Jazzie had been consistently placed in Open Bitch classes at Championship Shows and in April of that year won the Working Group at the Crystal Palace C.S. Open Show (judge – Mr P Swigciski – Cosalta).
In November 1998 Jazzie was the bitch representative for the SWRA “Dog of the Year” competition.
(In November 1999 another bitch that we own (Reizend Sweetest Feeling at Overbecks JW) represented the club in the above competition and the following year a bitch bred by us (Overbecks Atlantic Destiny of Falkor) completed the hat-trick).
Since then Jazzie has had three excellent litters of puppies which has produced C.C. and R.C.C. winners.
Her first litter of nine puppies were born in January 1999 and sired by Mrs A Needham’s CH Nevarda Keoma HDS 5:3.
In September 2000 Jazzie had her second litter sired by our own Reizend Masterblaster from Overbecks HDS 5:4.
When Jazzie was younger we would quite often come down in the morning and find her asleep on the kitchen table, there would be no chairs pulled out so she must have leapt straight from the floor. Her father Louie did similar things so perhaps it is in the genes as one of her granddaughters, Lolli, is equally as athletic.
Her third litter was born in May 2002 sired by Mrs C Robinson’s CH Reizend Earth, Wind and Fire HDS 3:3.
In August 2002 Jazzie returned to the show ring in Veteran Bitch classes:
City of Birmingham Ch. Show – Judge Mr A Wight.
“Scott’s Scanian Garbo at Overbecks, what a charmer, has kept her figure well, the face shows little sign of ageing and she showed a lightness of foot that many in the later classes could have envied. I liked her size, substance, length/height proportions and her hind angulation just about spot on”.
Darlington Ch. Show – Judge Mrs M Wildman, September 2002
“Scott’s Scanian Garbo at Overbecks. Seven and a half years and belying her age. Pretty head with darkest of eyes, good mouth with correct dentition, tidy ears, nice neck let into well laid shoulders. Good body shape with level top line and correct tail set. She has a deep brisket and well sprung ribs and good rear quarters. She set up and moved well”.
We hope that Jazzie will carry on doing well in Veteran classes and continue to fly the flag for the older Rottweiler.
Now maturing gracefully, she has retired from the show ring but continues her role as top dog at home, which includes babysitting my granddaughter, Jessica as well as the rest of our 4-legged family.
We love her dearly.
Very sadly, another chapter is over, on 27th July 2007 at the age of 12 ¼ years I had to make the decision to have Jazzie put to sleep. A tumour diagnosed six weeks previously was now out of control and despite her medication which had been working up until recently it was obvious to me that her time had come. During the last day or two of her life she watched me constantly as if trying to tell me something and being a coward I averted my gaze from hers but knew in my heart of hearts that I had to do the right thing and let her go with dignity.
In the aftermath of this I have received some lovely cards and emails from friends who have also lost their foundation dogs among them are Jean Gray, Anne and Mark Taylor, Jo Ellis, Gill Trevett and my travelling companion Wendy Wright. Also my great friends Heather Watkins and Theresa Stockman who are always at the end of the phone when I need them.
I have been supported greatly by my vets Dave and Cesar (who treated Jazzie initially) along with SJ who always seems to have a tissue or two handy for her distraught owners.
Cesar sent this short note:
It is just to express my most sincere condolences about Jazzies loss.
I have just arrived home from a mini-break and Dave told me that Jazzie was deteriorating rapidly. I am so very sorry and unfortunately survival times with these tumours are very unpredictable.
I know she was very special for you and I am sure she had an excellent life in your company.
I wish you well.
Thankfully I have Jazzies daughter, granddaughters and great granddaughter at home and so have reminders of her everyday. Things will never be the same again, I love all my dogs but Jazzie was special.
“Life’s a mixture of sunshine and rain,
Laughter and pleasure, teardrops and pain,
So when clouds hide the sun,
And your skies are all grey,
Remember… I’m only a rainbow away”.
I love you Jazz, wait for me.