A very sad note ... Bonnie Turner of Georgia was killed in one
of March's terrible tornadoes. Mrs. Bonnie was widely known in the rat
terrier community, not only for her vast knowledge of rats and hairless
terriers, but also for her great compassion towards all living things.
Bonnie's husband, Michael, wound up in intensive care for wounds that he
received during the tornado. During that horrible time, 35 of her dogs
were killed, and more still missing and unaccounted for.
Bonnie made many friends through the
years, including many of our NRTA members. The photo shown here was taken
in Hickory, NC, at the March Carolina Classic. These folks are breeders
and also those that show the American Hairless Terrier, which was vastly
promoted and very much loved by Bonnie. This was a memorial service for
Bonnie, and the advent of the first annual Bonnie Turner Award of Excellence.
Bonnie will be deeply missed.
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