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In Loving Memory of Lainey vom Haus Merkel

Lainey, a long haired black and tan german shepherd in a field of blue bonnets

She was born on June 3, 2007 a pure breed long hair German Shepherd. She came into our lives as a 3 month old puppy. This 120 lbs. "baby" was our constant companion and loving friend for over 10 years. She was also the first dog I had ever had. Originally purchased as a companion for my then wife, Katherine Cristiani, she survived her mistress' death. Lainey then bonded with my fiancée Earlene Loflin for the past 5 years.. During her time with us she participated in numerous fund raising events for the AGSDR and was the dominant dog in our household. She was instrumental in training the nine AGSDR foster dogs, which we were fortunate enough to aid in placing in their permanent homes through the AGSDR. She was also the constant companion and mentor to Magnum our surviving 120 lbs. male German Shepherd.

Lainey died on September 14, 2017 from a tumor in her spleen, which had burst. Both Earlene and I were with her, providing hands on love and comfort to her as the vet put her to sleep. We can only wish that Lainey is now happily rejoined with Katherine.

Franklyn G. Prieskop and Earlene Loflin

To say that she will be missed is a vast understatement she leaves an awful void in our lives.

 

 

In Loving Memory of a Big Red Dog

Watson in field of pink wildflowersWatson

No, he wasn't a German Shepherd....he was an American Bloodhound.

Watson was not a German Shepherd, but was in a household that bragged of being the adoptive home of two of our wonderful dogs....Snickers and Murphy. His Mom is a tireless supporter of our cause, and contributes her time to our rescue by sending out wonderful, handwritten Thank You notes for us.

Watson Earl was a Big Red Dog....who loved every person he ever met. He was a social butterfly who thought the world was his stage, and he loved everything about his life! From riding in the truck with his big floppy ears flapping in the wind, to going on his daily walks and visiting all of his friends (dog and human) in the neighborhood, to going to Doggy Day Care to play....Watson loved just being Watson. Laying in the sun and chewing on a big stick also rated in the top 10!

He was gentle and understanding with his little brat brother Murphy, a German Shepherd pup who was rescued and needed LOTS of patience and direction from the Elder Statesman Watson. He was an early wake-up call with his loud, booming Bloodhound "baying" letting everyone know that he was out for an early morning walk. He was a great snuggle buddy for his Mom. He was a source of laughter with the funny, crazy things that he did.

He was much loved by many...... He was...........a Big Red Dog.

Last Update : 09/16/2017
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