[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Giving away a purebred

  • From: "robert dir" <dir@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gsdk9rat@xxxxxxxx>, <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 21:50:11 -0500

FANTASTIC STORY RACHEL. How wonderful so many of your dogs have done such 
wonderful things!  WAY TO GO!  Sandi
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From: "Rachel Anderson" <gsdk9rat@xxxxxxxx>
To: <showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 5:52 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: Giving away a purebred


> We've given away a number of them over the last 21 years.
> I'm thinking of little Dante, who jumped off the steps at 7 weeks, badly
> damaging a growth plate on one front leg. When his leg started twisting
> backwards, we were at a loss as to how we were going to afford the vet 
> care
> and surgery he was facing. A trooper my husband knew asked if he could 
> have
> Dante...you see, he and his wife had no children but they had big
> hearts...they spent almost $10,000 on that leg over almost 12 months...the
> orthopedic vet who worked on Dante fell in love with him and repeatedly
> offered to take the puppy for himself, but the couple refused. They had 
> him
> for 13 years and they became one of our best friends.
> I'm thinking of Dax...we gave him to a cop and Dax became one of the first
> DEA certified Narcotics K9's in New Hampshire.
> And Axel, Noah, Granit, Fritz...some of the very best dogs we ever 
> bred...we
> gave them to police departments and they have saved lives, found bad guys,
> found kids, deterred deadly force and been great PR for the breed.
> Or  Bear who we donated as a Search & Rescue pup, she helped bring closure
> to a family's despair when she found the body of their missing loved 
> one...
> Plus Falcon, who I turned down a nice 4 figure sum for because it was the
> wrong handler for this particular dog and gave him to a cop who was the
> right guy but who couldn't afford a dog like him.
> The best may be Obie, who loved his kids and grandkids, and carried the 
> cat
> in his mouth 'cause the cat liked it, but the guy who bought him told me 
> to
> come get him at 10 months because "he's not my old dog" so I had to go 
> pick
> this dog up while his wife and grandkids stood there sobbing as I put him 
> in
> my car...we gave Obie to a family of kids, goats, ducks, Newfoundland and
> lots and lots of barn kitties he could try and convince to let him carry
> them in his mouth.
>
> We've given away more, but, then, that's probably why we're broke!
> Regrets? we really only had one who soured us on giving...and it was a
> doozie, but we have to keep believing.
>
> Rachel & the Ark
> An American Working Dog Kennel
> Doing Our Part To Take A Bite Out Of Crime Since 1986!
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> "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
> miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
> - Albert Einstein
>
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