[ SHOWGSD-L ] Re: The passing of a truly great one

  • From: Susan Madlung <stormygsd@xxxxxxx>
  • To: inflight2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 06:19:15 -0800

I remember.. I remember that Canadian national in 1995 when she, barely out of 
the puppy classes, motored her way to winners bitch and beyond. I remember Bart 
yanking on my arm as Cindy and lily came around our end of the ring, yelling 
"do it! dot NOW!!" because I could make the exact same sound as you to double 
her. I remember her regal ways, I remember her as the true "Queen of the manor" 
at Inflight. and I know the hole in your heart now. It's the same hole that her 
1/2 brother Virgil left in ours. I can tell you from experience, the pain 
definitely softens, the spark these special dogs placed in our hearts forever 
glows less bright. She was one in 10 million - you will never experience a ride 
like that again, I expect. That makes me sad.
Our thoughts are with you, Pat and Peggy-Sue - I KNOW what that girl meant to 
all of you. I hope everyone reads the story of your ride together..

http://inflight.cnc.net/lillymarlene.htm
Take care.
Sue Madlung - Shadowacre Reg'd German Shepherds


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Kathaleen Strong 
To: showgsd-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Cc: David Lewis ; 'Debbi Humble' ; Ed & Claire ; 'Joseph & Clary' ; 'Karen 
Weidenbener' ; Kathy Kay Vandermeer ; Ken & Delaine ; Lenny & Lorry ; Pam 
O'Dell ; 'Pat Strong' 
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 5:50 PM
Subject: [ SHOWGSD-L ] The passing of a truly great one


It has taken me nearly a week to be able to write this. The day I have been
dreading for longer than I care to admit came up suddenly and although not
without warning, it was still extremely difficult to make "that" decision.
Unfortunately for me, I had no choice, my sweet baby Queen's body was tired
and although her mental faculties were as sharp as ever - I couldn't let her
go on any further as her dignity was taking numerous daily hits between
being unable to get around without my assistance and other maladies.  Not
"Her" style at all.
 

It's hard to write this - but maybe there are some people out there who will
remember her and remember the shining star she was

 

1994 Am/Can. BOSF, 1995 Can. BOM

1995 Can National Winners Bitch & Select 5 Can. Ch.

1996 American Champion (finished in one weekend at the Triangle - entries
180 each day)

1996 US Grand Victrix

Award of Excellence

Inflight's Heaven Only Knows

TC, PT, OFA Excellent

 

She came into this world September 11, 1994, sent a jolt up my arm as she
announced her presence and it was one hell of a ride with her.  Right up
until she lay down and closed her eyes and stopped breathing on July 24,
2007, she was a pure out and out classy little spitfire, a personality to be
reckoned with - and to me true once in a lifetime GREAT one.  She demanded
"her due" which is how she got the nickname "The Queen" - she was royalty
and she knew it before any of the "people" knew it.  Some may think I am
writing this about how her show career was - yes it was great - but the 10+
years after that National where she gaited her way into the history books -
that's what I'm really talking about - the 10 years of her in our lives
after the "show dog" really was the blessing.

 

Good Bye my Lilly Marlene -- the cavern of a hole she's left I don't know if
it can ever or will be filled.

 

Kathaleen Strong

Inflight Kennels Reg'd

 

 

 



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