After Marina grew more confident with her handling skills, she began using Kissy (Purdy’s daughter) to show in Junior Handling classes. As she was younger, she was much more challenging to use in the show ring. At this stage, Marina’s mum, Maggie, began to let her show Kissy in the breed ring. They soon built up a good rapport and much later took the Pedigree Chum Junior Handler of the Year title in 1998.
Kissy was PTS in April 2005. She will always be greatly missed.