A piece of my heart died today
Paying tribute to an incredible dog and companion of nearly fourteen years.
Rest In Peace My Sweet Boy. You leave behind a lifetime of memories.
4-9-01 -- 11-5-14
Loosing is dog is never easy and I'm quite sure most if not all of you have experienced the same loss. While this site is designed to be a happy, feel good place centered around Dobermans and for the most part puppies, we have to remember puppies become dogs and dogs grow old. They give so much and ask for so little and we owe it to them, as they say, to be the kind of people our dogs think we are.
Kazhaun was always a pretty special guy as they all are. Somewhat unusual for the breed, a sight hound, typically flighty and all over the place, he would stick to my leg like glue. He was smart, funny at times and always eager to please. And he was drop dead gorgeous in his day and dignified. He held those qualities through the years as seen in the photo above taken just under a year ago. But over the course of the year, he began to become frail and as much as I hate to loose him, I also hated to see him decline. He was fortunate in health over the years, never injured and never sick, never requiring anything more than his preventatives. But most of all he was a loving and loyal dog, very much cherished and adored. I grieve my loss and will remember him always.
I feel fortunate at this time, to have other pups to snuggle and love. It's odd really but in thinking about my dogs, just a few short days ago, it dawned on me that I don't have a favorite. They are each unique with good and occasionally not so good qualities, but when it's all said and done, there's a reason Dogs are "mans best friend". I will always have a dog and will, for them but probably more for myself, always have more than one.
I feel a need to apologize to those of you waiting for pups from the current litter. I've left you with some unfulfilled promises and maybe have provided less in the way of pup updates as some litters past. I know all of you watch anxiously, many of you checking the blog daily to see how your pups are doing. And many days you come up empty handed. Loosing my first pup at the time of her birth was the beginning and threw me for a bit of an emotional loop right off the bat. The return of "Jobe" a pup from my last litter and all that entails came next and now the loss of one of my own, a dear and cherished friend. I did manage to get a few photos taken yesterday but spent the bulk of the day sitting with and soothing my boy. I'm hopeful that next week is uneventful. Fortunately all but a couple of you have had the opportunity to see the litter in person, some more than once and some will visit soon. I want to assure everyone, that while I may not be posting, I'm still caring. The pups are my number one priority, getting everything they need and everything any that preceded them received.