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Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Big Huge, Andy Rooney

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

December 22nd 1997

Eating, Pet Therapy visits to Nursing homes, Hospitals, ect..

having His toenails cut

Favorite Toy:
No favorite toy, but, loves to be brushed & groomed

Favorite Food:
everything~~I have to watch His weight

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
holding His front leg up on the command of "leg up" so that His armpit can be scratched

Arrival Story:
I had AN"D" shipped in from a long-time friend and breeder in Colorado~An"D" is one of the last of the pure Soleil line of Great Pyrenees~ his breeder , Mary Milliken , is no longer with us. I was privilaged to call Her "friend

~~~~~~~~7/05/2005~~An"D" left today for the bridge~someday, We will be together again~ ~"unconditional love has a condition after all: I must be willing to let You go ; I must be willing to accept My pain so that You can be free of Yours" there is a new star in the heavens now

Forums Motto:
My Boy

The Groups I'm In:
Canine Behavior Board

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 17th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Man (Dusty)
The Foster
BarneyAKC Susie Girl
O' Mine ~Susie
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Denny ~ AKA
Denim, Son of
Cooper "C"

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My Tail of Devotion for AKC AN BRO

July 24th 2006 8:06 am
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Ripples Kennels
breeder: Mary Milliken
born : 12/22/97
died: 7/05/05 ~~~~~osteosarcoma

~~An"D" came to live/love with us here in Florida when he was 3 months old. Already the quiet, gentle soul, He was the perfect candidate for Pet Therapy work. At the age of 6 months, An'D" was enrolled in Basic Obedience School, then later He moved up to Novice Obedience School. Nursing Home visitations, Kindergarden visitations, Hospital visitations became His "way of life". A few T.V. appearances brought Him to the attention of certain persons that had instigated a "Paws to Read" program here in town. This program was based upon the principle that Children that are ordinarily shy and ashamed to get up in front of the class to read will read to a dog, as dogs do not laugh, do not discriminate. An'D" recieved letters from the children that He helped durring that time for many years after the "Paws to Read" program was completed. Pet Fairs and Parades with My An"D" were regular events. AN"D" became the mentor here at home for the many foster dogs that passed thru on their way to a "forever home". He be-friended them, He gently but firmly showed them the ropes, and taught them that it was safe to love again . An"D" started limping 2 months ago~~He was put on medication for arthritis. The limping stopped for several weeks. I was still suspicious and kept searching for any sign of a lump on His legs. 3 days ago, the lump showed up. x-rays showed the classic picture of Osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is an evil desease~there is no cure~~by the time that a lump is discovered , the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Some persons "opt" for a holding pattern with amputation and chemotherapy which will give the dog a few more months of life. But, what type of life will be given ? Osteosarcomo is the most painful of all the cancers~~~the animal will live out the remainder of It's life healing from the amputation, and undergoing chemo~~Not My An"D"~~An'D" is now "at the bridge"~~He waits for the rest of His family. Have fun my An'D" ~~~ run and play ~~~until We meet again~~ There is a new star in the heavens now. Pam C

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