PONDEROSA SKY DALMATIANS

 PONDEROSA SKY DALMATIANS


                    SHOW DOGS


                     MANDOLINE


GCH CH Dakota Snowood Secret Wish BCAT, aka Mandoline, dob 11/01/2020 (MBIS MBISS GCHP Dakota Into the Woods ROMX x Ch Snowood Dakota When You Wish Upon a Star ROMX) is from the Saints litter, which has had 5 Champions to date.   Nate, aka MBIS MBISS GCHP Dakota Into the Woods ROMX was the number 1 Sire Champions in 2020 and tied for #2 in 2021.  He is ranked 23 as a Historical Sire of Champions throuogh 12/31/21.  He is also ranked #15 as an All-Time Top Show Dog through 2021 and #3 as an All Time Best in Specialty Show Dog through 2021.  He is a two-time National Specialty winner.  He has a DCA Best in Sweepstakes, 5 Breed Best in Shows and a BOB at 35 Regional Specialty Shows.  As a Sire he has 30 Champions as of May 4th, 2022.   He has sired 2 Best in Futurity Winners; DCA Best in Sweepstakes; DCA Winners and Reserve Winners Dog; and DCA Winner & Reserve Winners Bitch.  Ch Snowood Dakota When You Wish Upon a Star ROMX, Mandoline’s dam, is ranked #2 as a 2021 dam of Champions and #11 as an historical dam of champions. 


Mandoline is a very elegant Black and White bitch.   Her face recalls her sire.   She has commendable reach and drive, as noted by Judge James Ham in the Summer 2021 Spotter Magazine, following the 2021 DCA National in St. Louis, where he awarded Mandoline Winners Bitch!  


Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians is forever grateful to her breeders, Kristine Benoit of Dakota Dalmatians, Meg Hennessey of Snowood Dalmatians and Deborah Smith for allowing Mandoline to come to us in Colorado.  We are also indebted to Danielle Frykman, who showed Mandoline to her 2021 Championship at Specialty events at thirteen months and helped her finish her 2022 Grand Championship at twenty months.


Mandoline was shown by Danielle Frykman and awarded Winner’s Bitch at 2021 Specialty Supported events at the Greater Denver KC in Greeley Colorado; the Twin Cities KC in Amana, Iowa; and the Lorraine KC in Oberlin,Ohio.  Danielle Frykman also showed Mandoline in the 2021 Sweepstakes event at the Twin Cities Specialty, where Mandoline was awarded Best Junior in Sweepstakes.  Mandoline finished her championship, when awarded Winners Bitch at the 2021 AKC Royal Canine Mid-Florida Specialty and an AOM under Danielle Frykman’s expert hand.   Unfortunately the DCA Winner’s Bitch award had to be returned due to an entry technicality error.   What we remind ourselves at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians is that Mandoline was actually recognized for that prestigious award. 


Mandoline was again recognized for her quality on a national stage at the 2022 DCA National in Virginia Beach, VA, when Danielle Frykman showed her and she was awarded Select at the Delaware Valley National Specialty.   Mandoline finished her Grand Championship  August 20th, 2022 Greater Denver Dalmatian Specialty Supported Event in Greeley, Colorado, while being shown by Danielle Frykman, when awarded BOS.   The following two days at the next two Supported events Mandoline was awarded another BOS and then a Select in a very competitive field, while continuing under Danielle Frykman’s expert hand.   Mandoline was also awarded an OH AOM at the June Greater Denver Dalmatian Specialty in Longmont, Colorado and was awarded four Selects while OH at the Yellowstone KC and two Selects and BOS award, while handled lovingly by Heather Johnson.   


My husband and I, Stephen and Linda Daly, cannot tell you how meaningful each and every award has been to us at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians, especially National and Specialty related events, including Mandoline’s recognition with four Reserve Winner’s Bitch awards at 2021 Specialties.  Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians is also very grateful to the many judges who recognized Mandoline with these National and Specialty related awards, as well as various other awards which she has been given at AKC shows.  Mandoline is well on her way to a Bronze with 46 Grand Championship points and is working on a DCAT.  She is training in Agility, Obedience and Rally.  As of 09/10/2022 she is having a break from showing to welcome a new show male puppy!   We look forward to Mandoline in the conformation show ring, as well as performance events, possibly including road trial work and eventually possible motherhood.




WELCOME TO OUR NEW PUPPY!   


                                          SUNDANCE





Sundance, aka CarriageHills Sundance Kid (Ch Spotlight No Filter Needed at Amethyst x GCHG Siren n CarriageHills Make Way for the Furious), DOB 07/04/2022, as of 09/10/22 makes his home at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians.  Who could not love him?  His face is like a Disney character!  He flew to Colorado from Maryland at eight weeks of age.  He is from the Hollywood Heartthrob litter bred by Amber Spradlin at Carriage Hills Dalmatians and Dr. Cassidy Jackson of Amethyst Dalmatians.  Endless thanks to these breeders for entrusting Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians with this little guy, now owned by Linda Daly and Amber Spradlin.


Amber Spradlin says Sundance has a headpiece like “Dirt,” GCHB Enchanted Hart Down and Dirty!  His freckles in a hoop over his nose look a lot like Dirt’s markings and his eyepiece reminds me of a bit of his Great Grandsire on his sire’s dam’s side, Ch Spotlight Scandalous.  He and BISS Ch Spotlight Splendid produced Ch Spotlight N Dakota Griffin, a Dakota Dalmatian dog owned by John and Kristine Benoit and Barbara Lyons, along with his sibling MBIS MBISS GCH Spotlight Ruffian ROMX.  All are Top 20 Dogs.  Check out Sundance’s freckles, flower like eye piece, heart on each hip and flower on his left hind leg!  Not to mention great bone, well-bent shoulder and thigh, straight back, long curved neck, gently curved tail and lovely movement.  He is a happy, healthy, confident, outgoing and friendly puppy with loads of personality.  


The sire of Sundance is Ch Spotlight No Filter Needed at Amethyst, winner of Best Futurity at the DCA 2021 National.   There are three champions from his litter.  The grandsire of Sundance is GCHB Spotlight Storm Chaser ROMX , a Top Twenty Dog owned by Barbara Lyons.  The great-grand sire of Sundance is MBIS MBISS GCH Spotlight Ruffian ROMX, ranked #1 sire in 2014.  He was 2013 DCA National Breed Winner and National Select Dog on 2011 and 2012. He was Best in Futurity in 2008 and the Top Twenty Winner in 2010. He is ranked #9 for All Time Top Show Dalmatians Through 2021.


The dam of Sundance, Fury, is aka MBISS GCHG Siren n CarriageHills Make Way for the Furious.   In 2019 she was #1 Bitch Breed, #5 Dalmatian Breed and Top 10 Dalmatian All Breed.  She was a 2018 and 2019 Top 20 Qualifier.  Fury was also BOB Winner at the 2018 Kennel Club of Philadelphia National Dog Show.  She won BPBIS back- to- back weekends at 4 months old and finished her CH from BBE at 9 months old.  She was the number one brood bitch in 2021.   Her previous litter was by Vincent, aka GCHB Snowood Dakota Starry Starry Night, producing five champions prior to the end of 2021.  Vincent is a littermate to Mandoline’s dam.   


Fury has a full sibling from another litter, who is a current Top 20 dog, CGHB Siren N Stagecoach’s “Take It to the Limit,” #15 Breed and #21 All Breed for 2022.  Their sire is GCHS Siren n Dakota Heir to the Throne, a grandson of  CH Spotlight N Dakota Griffin (sibling of MBIS MBISS GCH Spotlight Ruffian) and son of BISS GCH Dakota’s Paradise Alley. 


The dam of Sundance’s sire, Ch Spotlight No Filter Needed at Amethyst, is Ch Spotlight Adora Belle.  Her sire is GCHS Enchanted Hart Down and Dirty ROM, Top 20 dog, known as “Dirt”.  “Dirt” is also the sire of MBIS MBISS GCHP Dakota Into the Woods ROMX, Mandoline’s sire.  His line goes back to Ch Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown, who is seen several times in the pedigree of both Mandoline and Sundance, a great dog bred by Denise Powell who owned him along with John and Kristine Benoit and bred many well-known show dogs.  My first male dog, a pet Dalmatian named Aberdeen’s Apache Tears was out of Ch Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown and Aberdeen’s Lady Mandoline and his litter included 5 grand champions in 2000!  The dam of GCH Spotlight Adora Belle is CH Spotlight Salutation, A Top 20 winner in 2012 awarded Select at the DCA National and in 2011 Best Senior in Futurity at the DCA National.  CH Spotlight Salutation sire is Ch Spotlight’s Storm Chaser (Sire of Sundance) and Dam is CH Spotlight Splendid.


Ch Spotlight Adora Bell is a sibling of Top 20 dog, Hunter, aka GCHP Spotlight Where We Left Off for Amethyst, owned by Dr. Cassidy Jackson and Maggie Jackson of Amethyst Dalmatians.  Hunter is in turn is the sire of other well-known show dogs, including Eddie, aka Top Twenty Dog BIS MBISS GCHG Spotlite & Dblshot’s Premier Ed, who is co-owned by Dr. Cassidy Jackson of Amethyst Dalmatians and Jennifer Meisch of Spotlite Dalmatians. He is DCA 2nd AOM in 2021 and 2021 Select Dog at Westminster. ,


BISS GCH Dakota’s Paradise Alley sired GCH Prestige’s Another Day in Paradise, who then sired among other well-known show dogs, Blaze, aka MBISS RBIS GCHG Prestige N CarriageHill’s Settin’ The World Afire, owned by Amber Spradlin of CarriageHills Dalmatians & Beth Anne Johnson of Prestige Dalmatians.  Blaze is a Top 20 Dog, Top 10 Breed, AOE at the AKC National Championship, # 5 Breed and #9 All-Breed.   Blaze’s dam, GCH Dakota N’ Prestige’s Take Me Home was sired by GCHS Enchanted Hart Down N Dirty (Mandoline’s and ‘Sundances grand sire).   Blaze’s granddam is MBISS GCH Dakota’s The Closer ( Ch Spotlight N Dakota Gryffin x Ch Dakota’s Secret Keeper.  She is Nate’s dam and grandam of Mandoline.


See attached pedigree information, which identifies the careful line breeding of both Mandoline and Sundance and suggest type striven for at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians.  


We are very excited at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians to see what the future holds for Sundance and Mandoline!



                        Pedigree

       GCH CH Dakota Snowood Secret Wish

                    DOB 11/01/20


Sire 

GCHP Dakota Into the Woods

   Sire of Sire

   MBISS GCH Enchanted Hart Down N Dirty

      Dam of Sire

      MBISS GCH Dakota The Closer

            Great Grand Sire of Sire

            GCH Pokatalica Southern Chic Bret D

            Great Great Grand Sire of Sire

            CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown

                  Dam of Great Grand Sire of Sire

                  CH Snow Hill Indy Bret D

                   Sire of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire

                   CH Centurion’s Captivation of A and V

                   Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire

                   Volunteer’s Intrique

              Dam of Grandsire

              CH Volunteer’s Enchanted Hart

                   Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

                   CH Spotlight Scandalous

                    Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire

                    CH Spotlight Splendid

               Dam of Dam of Sire

                Ch Dakota’s Secret Keeper

                     Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

                     CH Dakota Wingardium Levosa

                     Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire

                     CH Aberdeen’s Twilight Time

Dam

CH Snowood Dakota When You Wish Upon A Star

   Sire of Dam

   CH Highland’s Flying High Again

   Dam of Dam

   CH Dakota’s Breaking Dawn at Snowood

        Sire of Sire of Dam

        CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown

        Dam of Sire of Dam

        CH Highland’s Warrior Princess

             Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam

             CH Madurhason’s Yazoo

              Dam of Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam

               CH Aberdeen’s Measure for Measure

               Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

               Am CH Can CH Madurhason’s Opening Night

               Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                AM CH Can CH Maahason’sWindemere

            Sire of Dam of Dam

            CH Madahasan’s Yazoo

                 Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

                 CH Madahason’s E.E. Cummings

                  Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                  CH Madahason’s Edinburgh

               Dam of Dam of Dam

               CH Aberdeen Twilight Time

                    Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                    CH Aberdeen Back to the Future

                     Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam CH Hi-Flyer   

                     Salem of Aberdeen




           Pedigree

            CH Spotlight No Filter Needed At Amethyst

                       Sire of Sundance       DOB:  03/19/2020

Sire of Sire

GCH Spotlight Storm Chaser                                           

Grand Sire

MBIS MBISS GCH Spotlight        

Ruffian

   Great-Grandsire of Sire                                           

   Ch Spotlight Scandalous

           Sire of Great Grand Sire of Sire

           CH Troika Snow Hill As You Like It

                  Sire of Sire of Great Grand Sire of Sire

                  Snow Hill’s Timebender 

                  Dam of Sire of Great Grand Sire of Sire

                  Troika’s Hide and Seek                 

              Dam of Sire of Sire

              CH Spotlight’s Miss Congeniality

                  Sire of Dam of Great Grand Sire of Sire

                  CH Summerhill Braveheart

                   Dam of Dam of Great Grand Sire of Sire

                   CH Spotlight Snow Hill Cicada

            Dam of Grand Sire of Sire

            CH Spotlight Splendid

                    Sire of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire

                    CH Spotlight’s Pandomonium

                          Sire of Sire of Dam of Grandsire of

                          Sire

                          CH Avalon Taylormade by Paisley

                          Dam of Dam of Great Grand Sire

                          of Sire

                          CH Spotlight Snow Hill Cicada

                      Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire        

             CH Spotlight Snow Hill Ivy Bret D

                        Sire of Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire

                        CH Spotlight’s Obsession

                        Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Sire  

                        Dalcona Living Color Bret D

  Dam of Sire of Grand Sire of Sire

  CH Spotlight’s Miss Congeniality

      Sire of Dam of Sire of Grand Sire

      CH Summerhill Braveheart 

            Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire of Grand Sire

            CH Snow Hill’s Fireash 

            Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Grand Sire          

            Summerhill’s White Diamonds

                   Sire of Grand Sire of Dam of Sire of Grand Sire

                   Snow Hill’s Ash

                   Dam of Grand Sire of Dam of Sire of Grand Sire

                   Bar None’s Grace Under Fire

                   Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Sire  

                   Sunnyglenn Spencer for Hire    

         Grand Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire

         CH Spotlight Snow Hill Cicada

               Sire of Grand Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire       

               CH Spotlight’s Obsession

                Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire

                Ch Pepperlane Snow Hill Imagine

                     Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Sire          

                     Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam of Sire          

                     Summerhill Mercedes

                     Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire

                     Snow Hill’s Rascillian

                     Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of

                     Sire

                     Snow Hill’s Déjà Vu

                     Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire

                     Snow Hill’s Sterling

                     Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire

                     Pepperlane Serious ContenderDam of Sire

Dam of Sire

GCH Spotlight’sAdora Belle

          Sire of Dam of Sire

          GCHS Enchanted Hart Down and Dirty




Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

GCH Pokatalica Southern Chic Bret D                                                                                                           Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire                                         

CH Volunteer’s Enchanted Hart

Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

CH Spotlight’s Storm Chaser

Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire                                                                    

CH Spotlight Splendid     

      Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

      CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown                                            

      Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

      CH Snow Hill’s Indy Bret D

      Sire of Dam of Sire or Sam of Sire        

      CH Centurian’s Captivation of A and V

       Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire       

       Volunteers Intrigue


        Sire of Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire                      

        Madahason’s Yahoo          


          Dam of Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Aberdeen Measure For Measure

          Sire of Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Spotlight’s Obsession

          Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Dalcona Living Color Bret D

          Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Centurion Citation Jet Tailwind

          Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Centurian Copper Penny

          Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire

          North Sir Wags A Lot

          Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire

          Volunteer Paisley Perfecta

          Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Spotlight Scandalous

          Dam of Dire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Spotlight Splendid

          Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Summerhill Braveheart      

          Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Spotlight Snow Hill Cicada

          Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Spotlight’s Obsession

          Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire

          Dalcona Living Color Bret DD











Siren N CarriageHills Make Way for the Furious

Dam of Sundance      DOB 05/20/17


     Sire of Dam

     GCHS Siren N Dakota’s Heir to the Throne

          Grand Sire of Dam

          GCH Dakota’s Paradise Alley

               Great Grand Sire of Dam

               Ch Spotlight ‘N Dakota Griffin

                   Great Great Grand Sire of Dam

                   Ch Spotlight Scandalous

                       Sire Great Great Grand Sire of Dam

                       Troika Snow Hill As You Like It

                        Dam of Great Great Grand Sire of Dam

                        Spotlight’s Miss Congeniality

                     Dam of Great Grand Sire of Dam

                     CH Spotlight Splendid

                        Sire of Dam of Great Grand Sire of Dam

                        Spotlight’s Pandomium

                        Dam of Dam of Great Grand Sire of Dam

                        Spotlight Snow Hill Ivy Brett D

             Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

             Ch Dakota’s Diagon Alley

                 Sire of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                 Ch Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown

                     Sire of Sire of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                     Madahasan’s Yahoo

                     Dam of Sire of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                     Aberdeen Measure for Measure

                Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                Dakota’s Tell Tale Heart

                      Sire of Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                      Tuckaway Augusta

                      Dam of Dam of Dam of Grand Sire of Dam

                      Dakota’s Telling Secrets

          Dam of Sire of Dam

          Polkatalica ‘N Monarch’s Queen B

              Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

              CH Monarch Snow Hill Aces High

                   Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   CH Troika Snow Hill As You Like It

                         Sire of Grand Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                         Snow Hill’s Timebender

                         Dam of Grand Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                         Troika’s Hide ‘N Seek

                     Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                     Snow Hill’s Reigning Monarch

                        Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                        Dalena Snow Hill Styx N Stones

                        Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam

                        Snow Hill’s Brave Tadpole

              Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

              Bret D Pokatalica Malibu Rum

                   Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   CH Cyncar Head Coach of Croatia

                   Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   Korcula Midnight Star Bret D

                   Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   Snowood-Cyncar Ami of Croatia

                   Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   Snow Hill’s Indy Bret D

                   Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   Spotlight’s Obsession

                   Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam

                   Dalcona Living Color Bret D


Dam of Dam

CH McDottie ‘N Siren’s “Yippee-Ki-Yay-!”

   Sire of Dam of Dam

   CH Rim Rock N Siobahn’s Heads Up

      Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

      CH Rim Rock’s Heads I Win RN

          Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

          CH Halle’s Dutch Treat of MGR

                     Sire of Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

                     Merry-Go-Round XXE

                     Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam                                

                     Cameo’s Dominique of Hoo Doo

               Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

              CH Rim Rock Valentine Potpourri

                     Sire of Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

                     Rim Rock’s Spirit in the Sky

                     Dam of Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam

                     Valentine’s Dixie Rebel


             Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

             CH Siobahn N Rim Rock’s Poole Girl

                   Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                   CH Rim Rock’s Country Spirit

                        Sire of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                        BIS Devistr Smyglin Rich In Spirit

                        Dam of Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                        Rim Rock’s Close Encounter

                   Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                   Starwood Sweet Siobahn

                       Sire of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                       Dexter of Starwood

                       Dam of Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam

                       Starwood Spirit of Atlantis

        CH DCA AOM McDottie Irish Arrow of Sunshine

             Dam of Dam of Dam

             BISS CH McDottie Keenen Irish Jigs

                 Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                 CH Erin Keenen Strik Up the Band

                        Sire of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                        Eric’s Poetic License

                        Dam of Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                        Erin’s Cinnaburst

                   Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                   McDottie Juno Scout’s Honor

                           Sire of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam

                           Robynpond Lord of Harts

                           Dam of Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of

                           Dam

                           McDottie Confectticini Scout

             Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam

             CH PatchMT Kelly’s Sunshine

                    Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam

                    CH Aberdeen’s Sawyer Brown

                             Sire of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of

                             Dam

                             Madurhason’s Yazoo

                             Dam of Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of

                             Dam

                             Aberdeen Measure For Measure

                       Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam          CH    

                       Paisley Patch Mt’s Amazing Grace

                              Sire of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam

                              Matrix Paisley Silent Knight

                               Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam of Dam

                               Paisley ParadigmCH

           

Puppies: None at this time.  Check back later.

Retired Dalmatians:

Lily, aka CH Monumental Always Up to Something CAX DCAT RN  BN CGCA.  Spayed UNI Female.



Other Beloved Pets:

Bentley, aka AKC CH Rivendell’s Beau Bentley, Russell Terrier, Tan and White Male.  Neutered.

Annabella,UKC CH Annabella Xmas Angel, Tan and White Female.  Spayed


Horses:  Bay Tennesse Walker Mare:  

                        Lady Mocha Chocolaca

                Bay Mustang Gelding:  Pistol



Over the Rainbow Bridge Dalmatians:

Cash, aka GCH CH Monumental Always the Rockstar at Ponderosa Sky Dalmatians

Apache, aka Aberdeens Apache Tears

Franchesca, aka Aberdeen’s Franchesca Blues

Nikki, Nikki of Arapahoe

Childhood Dalmatians:  Debbie and April

Grandparent’s Dalmatians:  Sadie and Beau


Other Departed Pets:

Sam, My Father’s Cattle Dog who became mine after my father’s death

Beloved Horses:  Quarter Horses—Chestnut:  Wendys Bar Tab; Red Roan:  Zippos Star Chant; Chestnut: Aloha Mr. Zips; and Overo Chestnut Paint:  Partee Hawk Eye


Dog Memberships:


 American Kennel Club

 Dalmatian Club of America

 Colorado Springs Kennel Club

 Greater Denver Dalmatian Club

 San Diego Dalmatian Club


Horse Club Memberships:   

                                                 Colorado Cowboy Dressage

           Previously: CA Trail Trials Chair of Alameda County

                                                Parelli Natural Horsemanship

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​IFS trainer Carol Graybeal suggests loving the questions as you ask things like: 

What is wrong with me? 

Why does no one like me?

Will my life ever get better?

Will I ever get over this problem? 

Why can't I do better?

I hope to help you explore these questions with compassion and confidence, rather than judgment to help you move forward with positive psychological inquiry.  

Spiritual inquiry, in conjunction with psychological inquiry, helps connect us to our deepest Self, which is integral in self-corrective healing.   Sprirtual inquiry such as religious leaders throughout the world consider, may lead to such questions as: why are we here, what is the meaning of life, how do I understand death, how can I become more awake, what is compassion – what are your questions?

An old saying is that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.  It is a saying containing wisdom, warmth and mutuality.  Similarly, facing the wilderness of the unknown with support, helps to hold hope with balance and strength.

Note my dogs would love to help support your with love and my horses, like my dogs, adore attention and are always eager to be a partner.   I use the natural horsemanship principles of Pat Parelli to build confidence in both the horse and human and positive dog psychology.

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I am recognized as a sandplay practitioner, registered play therapist and board certified clinical social worker.  I am also certified in Love and Logic Parenting.  

I have competency as an integrative therapist using neurodevelopmental considerations to address attachment, trauma and life changes such as aging, military life, grief, illness, abuse, assault, mood Issues, attention and/or behavior with a range of expressive, experiential and mindfulness approaches. 


I always begin where you are at using person-centered therapy and integrate other approaches, as we get to know one another and decide more specific directions that you may be interested in and seem like a good fit.

My focus is on those from all walks of life, sexual orientations, races and countries, along with meeting your needs and/or those of your children, and/or partner or other family members.


I have masters and bachelors' degrees in social work from the University of Denver and Kansas respectively; a bachelor's degree in painting and creative writing from Mills College; and a master's degree in American literature from Colorado State University, where my thesis was on character development  using Jungian psychology. 

I have a wealth of experience with over 20 years in adoptions and additional work history in trauma settings, hospitals, schools and on Ft. Carson. 


Beginning in 2012 I began working in community mental health, as a Generalist  and Medicare Specialist at AspenPointe, seeing Children, Adolescents, Adults & Seniors. 


Since 2017 until May 13, 2021, I have been an Early Child Specialist and Generalist at a community mental health center in the greater Denver area, All Health Network, where I have been paneled with nearly all major health insurance companies in Colorado.


Generalist means that I also have experience and qualifications to see people of all ages and presenting difficulties in a mental health outpatient setting.

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Linda Daly MSW, MA, LCSW, ACSW, RPT, SP

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HAPPINESS MATTERS!

PSYCHOLOGY WORKS!!

PONDEROSA SKY COUNSELING LLC


INDIVIDUAL THERAPY, FAMILY THERAPY, COUPLE THERAPY

TELEHEALTH SERVICES & FACE-TO-FACE


  BLOG, FORUM & WORKPAGES


   Psychology Works With Integration!​

Individuals, Families and Couples

   Person-Centered Therapy

“It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried. It began to occur to me that unless I had a need to demonstrate my own cleverness and learning, I would do better to rely upon the client for the direction of movement in the process.” – Carl Rogers​​

CBT and DBT are evidence based approaches, which along with Person-Centered Therapy are foundational modern therapies for treating mood disorders and trauma focusing on bringing words and thoughts in balance with feelings to manage behavior.

TFCBT is an evidence based treatment of children who are most often sexually abused children and or in grief and employs the family closely in the healing process. 

REMEMBER THAT FOR CHILDREN PLAY IS LANGUAGE AND WITH

TRAUMA FOR ANY AGE THERE OFTEN ARE NO WORDS

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk says that "trauma resolution pendulates between states of exploration and safety, between language and body, between remembering the past and feeling alive in the present."

Note that the practice of sandplay is grounded in Jungian psychology, Margaret Lowenfeld's World Technique and Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom.

Fellow Denver, Colorado Sandplay Practitioner Ruth Wein uses

both EMDR  and sandplay to address trauma with children.  Certified Ft. Collins, Colorado Sandplay Therapist, Shannon Yockey employs EMDR in her trauma work with teens and adults.

Karby Allington-Goldfain, yet another fellow sandplay therapist in Englewood, Colorado is also certified in EMDR and Sandplay.


These methods are cited as therapies to be considered in the treatment of trauma by Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk.  He also notes animal-assisted therapy as an adjunct treatment for trauma.  He particularly cites the sequential-neuro development work of Dr. Lorraine Freedle, PhD. a prominent sandplay therapist in Hawaii and a neuropsychologist, whom I have studied with in an intensive workshop in Hawaii, along with Dr. Gita Morena, PhD, a professor and published author at the University of California in transpersonal psychology and sandplay.  I have had lengthy consultative supervision with for many months each, in addition to training and/or consultative supervision with a range of other prominent sandplay therapists at local, national and international events.  Note that the practice of sandplay is grounded in Jungian psychology, Margaret Lowenfeld's World Technique and Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom.  Laurel Howe is  a prominent leader both in Jungian Analytical Circles and Sandplay in Lakewood, Colorado, known for her work with children and adults, who has inspired me during my lengthy sandplay process work with her and in an earlier analyst for about a year with Denver Jungian Analyst Laurel Dodson, who integrated family systems work of Virginia Satir with Jungian psycholgy.   Prior to meeting her I was very involved for two years obtaining marriage and family therapy training and supervision with Dr. Jan Raynak, MD  and Dr. Suzanne Pope, PhD at the Colorado Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy in Boulder, CO.    

​FAMILY & COUPLE WORK RESOUND WITH HEART & MUTUALITY

The Gottman method is a famed evidence-based treatment in relationship work with couples and couples as parents.   

Love & Logic is a well-known parenting intervention with practical management tips.

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Canine-Assisted Therapy
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Play Therapy & Sandplay
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Family Therapy Systems

Resources.  Happiness Matters!

Psychology Works!! Ponderosa Sky Counseling L

TRAUMA

https://www.traumaresearchfoundation

Books for Anxious Kids

https://drheiko.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01

/Childrens-Fear-and-Anxiety-References.pdf

Mindfulness

http://www.stayhappilymarried.com/

IFS Handouts & Meditations

https://personal-growth-programs.com/self-therapy-workbook-bonnie-weiss/

Lessons of a Lakota,

  • by Billy Mills

Gottman info.

https://www.gottman.com/marriage-minute/

Gottman--Blog,

https://www.gottman.com/blog/3-dos-donts-raising-emotionally-intelligent-kids/

https://checkup.gottman.com/couples

DBT, CBT, PTSD Handouts,Audios, Articles:  Contact me-- I can share with you in session.

psychologytools.com

EMDR- blogs on pain, trauma

https://maibergerinstitute.com/emdr-therapy-blog/

An introduction to Familial or Filial Play Therapy, only also use PCIT principles of praise, reflection and description too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqFArX-me4A

An introduction to Sandplay Therapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5901lydb40

Upcoming Webinar on Sandplay as a neurosequential treatment

https://www.sandplay.org/events/tool-kit-series-the-neurosequential-model-and-sandplay-therapy-2/

School Shootings
http://www.psychceu.com/school_violence/schoolviolence_index.asp
'Red flags' for assessment, detection, and signs of school violence

Stop Child Abuse
http://www.psychceu.com/child_abuse/childabuseindex.asp
Includes Hansel and Gretel - A story of Child neglect and abuse
Snow White - A story of multiple child murder attempts
Sedna - A story of a murdered child
The Girl without Hands - A story of child prostitution and mutilation

Stop Partner & Spousal Abuse
http://www.psychceu.com/DV/dvindex.asp
If you are in danger call 911 or
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800 799 SAFE or
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800 656 HOPE

Women at Midlife and Beyond

The Witch and the Queen
http://psychceu.com/witchandqueen/1.index.asp

TLC: Tender Loving Care for our Elders
http://www.psychceu.com/TLC/tlcindex.asp
It was Edith's daughter, Meredith, who realized that there was something wrong with her mother. Meredith kept calling her mother on the phone, and was concerned when there was no answer. She left work in a panic, and drove over to her mother's house. Edith had fallen down her stairs, and gashed her head.

Trauma, Terror and Treatment: PTSD in children and adults
http://psychceu.com/trauma.asp
Who did this? Why did this happen? What will happen next? Every sense is impacted..the sounds of screams and sirens. The sensation of horror, in the gut.

Child-Centered Play Therapy Article

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.a4pt.org/resource/resmgr/publications/pt_theories/ChildCentered_Sept2019_FINAL.pdf

Solution-Focused Family Therapy

A Definition

http://oureverydaylife.com/

App Recommendations

Mindfulness:  Calm; Headspace; Well Buddhify; Smiling Mind; Sattva; and Mindbody.​

Nutrition​:  Mealtime; ShopWell; My Plate; Nutrients; Lifesum; and Plan to Eat.​

Daily Movement:  All Trails; Hiking Project; GAIA GPS; Aaptiv; Asana Rebel; Simply Yoga; and Nike + Training Club.

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Sleep:​  Sleep Cycle;Relax and Sleep;Pzizz; Sleep Genius; White Noise; and Pillow.

Social/Community​:  IOBY; OLIO; Golden; Volunteer Match; GiveGab; and Just Serve

Mental Health​:  Woebot; Moodnotes; Mood Path; SuperBetter; 7 Cups; TalkSpace; Happify and Pacifica.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline connects callers to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.

Crisis Text Line
Text “HELLO” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the U.S. The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them with a crisis counselor who can provide support and information.

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.

Mental Health Links

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Thoughts of Suicide? Read This First.

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Coping after Disaster/Trauma
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter



The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

 Anonymous
Center on Addiction
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
Treatment and Recovery
Addictions
Rehab Spot

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD for Veterans
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
International OCD Foundation
Calm Clinic
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Resources
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse 
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder 
What is ADD Attention Deficit Disorder
Childhelp USA®
The Center Online Help for Women and Families
Child Trauma
Trauma and Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Violence Against Women
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Differences Between Bipolar and Depression
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
Asperger's Disorder
Neuro Disorders 
Yale Autism and Neurodevelopment Program
DSM-5
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorders and Symptoms
ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Autism
Childhood
Contemporary Hypnosis
Dementia
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting at Home
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Stress and Health
Substance Abuse
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Drug Interactions
FDA Approved Medications
PDR Medications
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins


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