Ch. Finefield Firefly, known to us as "Sugar" was our very
first Pointer. Eleanor bought Sugar from Sam Sullivan in 1967. At that time, Eleanor had been raising (American)
Cocker Spaniels. She found out that her line was filled with juvenile cataracts, a genetic trait, and her first champion
went blind at two years of age. Attempts at cocker litters were producing entire litters that were born blind.
She ended up having to put her cockers to sleep. Devastated and heartbroken, she wanted nothing to do with dogs.
But then cocker breeder friend Irv Beckman introduced her to Sam Sullivan, for whom he was whelping a litter. A year
after the litter was born, Sam offered Eleanor "Sugar". He said he had originally sold her as a hunting
dog, but she had been ruined for the field. Her first time out, four men shot over her at the same time.
Till the day she died, we could not even take out Reynolds Wrap without Sugar diving under the kitchen table.
Eleanor showed Sugar and she finished her championship, but she did not special her as she was rather
small in stature, and seemed to get "lost" in the group ring. Sugar was bred twice, Once to Richard Renihan's
Ch. Copy of Hi Flite, and once to Jack Rementer's Ch. Rementer's Copyright.