Sunday, July 22, 2007

Annie Cogo

I had meant to post this last week but didn't. Annie Cogo, Windfall Labradors, died July 9 after suffering a massive stroker. Annie had been in the breed since the early 1970's. However, she really became serious about breeding in 1990 when she and her husband Rob built their home and kennel in Michigan and purchased two bitches that made Labrador history. One was Ch. Tabatha's Windfall Abbey JH who won many specialties.

Perhaps Annie's most famous bitch was Ch. Windfall's Black Piper WC who was one of the top specialty winning Labradors in the history of the breed. Annie also had several nice boys and the current popular Windfall stud is Am. Can. Ch. Windfall's Pipe Major.

Annie liked typey Labradors and thought that people should be able to recognize the dog as a Labrador, not as a generic dog. She was a character who enjoyed sending jokes to her email buddies. She also was a talented artist with an artist's eye. Annie was a frank person who was willing to provide information to anyone who asked her. She seemed to greatly enjoy the people and the dogs that she encountered.

I'm sure that there will be a tribute written about Annie and her Labradors in the Labrador Quarterly or International Labrador Review.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Annie for all you've done for this breed. I love my two labradors, and I will miss seeing you at the show, impressing us all.
Julia, Niko and Ashlie

Anonymous said...

We want to thank Annie for sending us her Margarita. She has added alot to our family and our kennel.
We want to thank Annie for being a mentor and teaching us to have a good eye of what to look for and how to improve our kennel and our lines. Thank you very much. We miss talking to you and your emails. Thank you. Tina & Duke, Quail Chase Labradors

Jane Miller said...

Thank you Annie for the dogs you bred and raised. I am blessed every day with my two "boys", Chip and Cosby. They make me laugh and provide me companionship. Never does a day go by when someone comments on what beautiful dogs I have. I'm so saddened by Annie's death...I'm certain she will be sorely missed.

Anonymous said...

I never met Annie,but have heard so much about her.Annie was a very giving and loving woman and loved to share her extensive knowledge about her beloved Labs.
Rest in peace Annie and help the your loved ones left behind,to be strong and someday we will all meet again.