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January 20, 2003 – A
very special "Happy Birthday!" goes
out to Blue
Moon Dane's beloved
blue babies, Sunny and Deke, who celebrated their 9th birthday
last Friday. They are happy, healthy, and living well
with their breeders, Anita and Rick Brown, in Alabama.
Anita has this say about them:
if we are very lucky, we somehow get a very special gift
life. Our first Blue Moon litter was such a gift...
and Sunny were the product of a long, hard labor. Sunny
(Blue Moon's Morning
Glory CD, CGC) was the second puppy born. She popped
out on the living room floor as their mother, Glory, jumped
Many hours and four puppies later, Glory produced a dead puppy. It was
the seventh pup, and we were sure the rest of the litter
next puppy out was a
little boy. He was not breathing. We frantically worked on the still,
silent body. Finally the little fella took a breath! We
laughing and crying
and thanking God that we had this beautiful
boy, the last one to come out alive. He was very special right from the
start, and he eventually came to be
known as CH. Blue Moon's
Proclaim the Glory. We call him Deacon, or Deke.
Deke and Sunny were such a gift to me.
They helped cement a bond with Teresa La Brie and WYSIWYG
Great Danes, which
has lasted over a decade. They helped me do things I never expected to
experience. And they have shared a love that makes my life complete. Each
year, the best part of the GDCA National is sharing one more
time in the ring with them – and watching them as they enjoy
being in the limelight yet again. And each year, the hardest part of the
is standing in the ring with my two "old"
veterans, wondering if it is the last time we'll be in the ring together,
wondering if we will be there together again the following year.
the best and the brightest spots in my life. What they give to me is
than I can ever give to them. In dog shows, we talk about dogs as "specials." People
usually mean this to be dogs that have gone out and competed regularly
for Best of Breed. My two blue veterans are both the greatest "specials" you
can ever hope for – not necessarily in the breed ring – but
as dogs who truly exhibit the best
of the breed to everyone they meet. They are dogs that are happy and healthy
and thriving into their silver years.
have had, and will have, many Danes in my life, but these
two will always remain in my heart – along
with their mother, Glory – as the very, very special
loves in my life.
These old friends are truly the best friends.
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