In Memoriam

Rory’s Story

Rory’s Story

July 2, 2016

Our condolences to the Speth family on the loss of their beloved boy Rory.  Elizabeth came to adopt a cute fawn puppy almost nine years ago.  They named him Rommel.  This was their first Great Dane.  We then adopted the other three littermates to new homes.  About 3 months later one of the puppies named Rory came back into Rescue.  His owners were having “issues” and chose not to keep Rory.  Being that Elizabeth is a friend of mine, I let her know Rommel’s brother was back and not happy in the kennel.  In fact, he snapped at one of the kennel girls, obviously very stressed.  Elizabeth raced over that day and put her arms around Rory and said he could come live with her family and his brother Rommel.  And there he spent almost nine years with his brother Rommel, in a wonderfully active, loving family.  On Rory’s last day, all the adult children came home so the entire family could spend the day with Rory, feeding him special foods, laying next to him (see photos below), and when the vet came to the home, all who loved him made his crossing as peaceful as it could be.  Rory spent his life surrounded by horses, cats, other dogs and most importantly, a very special family.  We thank the Speths for adopting Rory and giving him an extraordinary home.

Rest in peace sweet Rory.

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Donovan – Another Final Photo

Donovan – Another Final Photo

April 12, 2016

Here is another great photo of our beloved Donovan prior to his sudden passing.  Shown here riding in the convertible, which he loved to do!

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Donovan – Rest in Peace

March 25, 2016

donovanSo sad….. poor Donovan passed away a few days ago unexpectedly.  His owner, Amber, fed him and her female Dane, and a few minutes later came back into the room and he had passed. Such a shock.  Thanks to the Bargers for providing Donovan with a wonderful year of love.  Over the last year Amber had brought Donovan over to visit me in the back of her small convertible.  Such a sweet sight to see this very tall fawn male sitting in the back.  He was such a placid boy, rescued from the Sacramento shelter where his owners dumped him.  I had the privilege of doing foster care for Donovan until adopted, and he was such a sweet, calm boy.  I am so sorry for their loss. But am so glad that the last year of his life with filled with joy.

In Memorium – Stella

January 25, 2016

Our condolences to the Broude family on the recent loss of their big black girl Stella.  Adopted from Rescue in 2008, Janet had to say goodbye to her sweet girl recently.  Here is Stella’s final photo.

Rest in peace sweet girl.  Thank you to the Broude family for providing Stella with a wonderful, loving home.

I still so clearly remember the day she was adopted.

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Jackson – Missing His Girl

Jackson – Missing His Girl

December 1, 2015

Lori Lynne and Eric sent this photo of their boy Jackson.  They recently lost their beautiful rescue girl Priscilla after 18 months of battling health issues.  They say Jackson is getting by with lots of love and attention.  But this photo made me sad.  I know how Danes grieve for their “siblings” and this photo looks like Jackson is surely missing Priscilla.  Our love to them all.

 

Rest in Peace Sweet Priscilla

Rest in Peace Sweet Priscilla

November 21, 2015

Our own Lori Lynne and Eric’s sweet girl Priscilla recently passed on. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to them on the loss of their beloved girl. Lori Lynne and Eric kept Priscilla going many months after medical problems arose. They went above and beyond what most people would have done to make Priscilla happy and gave her quality of life. We are so sorry she lost her battle, but know she crossed over in Lori Lynne’s arms in her own home, as peacefully as could be.

Priscilla and her toys

Priscilla and her toys

August 7, 2015

Our own Lori Lynne and Eric’s sweet girl Priscilla recently passed on.  We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to them on the loss of their beloved girl.  Lori Lynne and Eric kept Priscilla going many months after medical problems arose.  They went above and beyond what most people would have done to make Priscilla happy and gave her quality of life.  We are so sorry she lost her battle, but know she crossed over in Lori Lynne’s arms in her own home, as peacefully as could be.

Riley -She Will Be Missed

August 7, 2015

IMG_0536Our condolences to Brenda on the loss of her  beautiful girl Riley.

Sabrina – Rest in Peace

July 24, 2015

Andrew and Glen recently lost their beautiful fawn girl Sabrina on 7/20.  They gave her a wonderful home and she could not have wished for two more loving parents.  Here is what they wrote about their girl:

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“I want to thank you for facilitating the adoption of Sabine/Sabrine about three years ago.  We enjoyed every day that we had with her and made sure she wanted for nothing.  Over the last year she developed Wobblers syndrome and over the last 48 hours she stopped eating.  We took her to the vet this morning (7/20) to find she had a very high temp and after a complete work up, we found her liver enzymes were through the roof.  After an ultrasound we found that she had a large mass in her gall bladder.  The options were hospitalization (which she has not been in a kennel since the day we rescued her).  We opted for euthanasia seeing it as an option to end the pain that she was in.  We loved her quirkiness and her bitchy ways.  Thank you so much for seeing us as two men who needed to shower a damaged girl with all the love we have…   Rest in peace Sabrina”

 

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Rest in Peace Sweet Trevor

July 12, 2015

TrevorOur sympathies to Karen and Bob on the loss of their beloved boy Trevor.  Trevor passed suddenly on July 4th while on a walk.  Adopted from us in 2009 (a foster of Karen Martin) as a three to four year old boy, Karen and Bob loved their Trevor so very much.  Here is what Karen wrote us about her special boy:  ” July 4, 2015.  I have lost my best friend today.  While others are watching and oohing at the fireworks display, my heart is breaking.  Trevor was an incredible dog, and filled my life with love.  He didn’t have a care in the world as long as we could be together.  He loved Starbucks, and cats, and meditation time.  He loved treats, horses, his spot under the redwood and his own recliner chair.  His friends were many and converted them all to the Big Dog world.

He was here when we lost our old pal Pooh, and here when coming out of that fog, we welcomed yet another dog, our second adopted Great Dane Minnie.  I say I won’t do this again, our family can’t stand the pain.  This is the last time I will cry in my cup, but wait, Karen Martin is calling to tell me about another pup…..”