Shadow - In Memory 2/13/02 - 1


German Shepherd
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Home:Las Vegas, NV  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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Nicknames:
Sweet Stuff, Big Boy, Charmer, Handsome, Big Guy, Large Pup

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

Birthday:
February 13th 2002

Likes:
being anywhere with me & at the park with his buddies

Pet-Peeves:
cats who ALWAYS get away

Favorite Toy:
Stuffed puppy

Favorite Food:
Hot dogs & Anything I'm eating

Favorite Walk:
Dog Fanciers Park

Best Tricks:
Fetches cell phone, hello paw offered, rolls completely over, speaks, sings, gives hi five & ten, identifies & retrieves about 10 toys, gives hugs, fetches slippers, retrieving newspaper, picks up most anything I drop..

Arrival Story:
Shadow has been my constant companion since 7 weeks of age. My older white Shepherd, Brandy, was 13 at the time and became Mom overnite to her new black ball of fluff. Brandy passed a year later, after doing a magnificent job of preparing & teaching Shadow to be the fine gentleman he is. We miss her!

Bio:
Shadow saved my life 2 years ago (Jan of 04) by dragging me from the bathroom back to my dropped cell phone in the living room. I was weak and unable to get up after several days of what I thought to be the flu or food poisoning. I put my arms around his neck and told him "you need to help me - go inside" - he dragged me to my cell phone and I called 911; within hours had emergency surgery for a ruptured colon. Shadow was only two (2/13/02); have no idea how he knew what 'go inside' meant or how he knew to help me to the phone. The depth of our bond is something I've never experienced before and I've been blessed to always have animals in my life. Shadow's one very smart, handsome guy; can't imagine a day without him. He has talents I know I have yet to discover! MY FAVORITE FELLA! "The Vegas Dog" publication, Summer 2005 issue, carried Shadow's story. The May 2007 issue of Clark County Bar Association's magazine, COMMUNIQUE' has a story of local Las Vegas attorneys who assist seniors with service dog information. Shadow is featured in story and pix. And now Shadow was just honored on Dogster as dog of the week (Oct 07); the outpouring of congratulations is so very heartwarming for a hero who definitely deserves all the recognition; he's AWESOME! Check out his diary; Shadow my hero did it again!!! not me this time. October 2010: Shadow has been diagnosed with an eye disease, Chronic Superficial Keratitis/Pannus, and is being treated accordingly after ophthamologist's exam. German Shepherds have a higher incidence of pannus; be aware of any unusual mucus discharge or redness; the corneal disease is treatable; eye drops will be given for the remainder of his days for control.

Forums Motto:
Hero

The Groups I'm In:
!!!!! THE LOVE FOR GERMAN SHEPHERDS !!!!!, "Shadow's " Only, ☆ Sam's Stinky Dog Cafe ☆, All-Black German Shepherd Dog Lovers, FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢, For the Love of German Sheperds, German Shepherd Lovers, Las Vegas Dogs, Trupanion Pet Insurance Clubhouse

The Last Forum I Posted In:
NAACP supporting Michael Vick's return to football

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 7th 2006 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
325528


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SHADOW - THE LAST FAREWELL 2/13/02 - 11/14/13

November 15th 2013 6:01 am
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The Last Farewell refrain by Roger Whitaker:

My heart is full of tears at this farewell
For you are beautiful
And I have loved you dearly
More dearly than the spoken word can tell.

Shadow physically left me at 8:45 a.m. and is now at peace.

And once more,

Love, Carole and Shadow

 

King Shepherd Mystery Solved

August 24th 2010 2:09 pm
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DNA testing results are in: Shadow is a big, handsome purebred German Shepherd.

 

Surgery Feb 2010 & "King German Shepherd"

April 23rd 2010 12:57 pm
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Shadow underwent surgery to repair a 'blown' rear left knee injury sustained when leaping for a ball VERY hi and coming down badly; presently recovering, will require additional surgical corrections most likely in May. His 8th birthday was days before. What a magnificent patient!

I've just been advised, to my complete astonishment, that Shadow may very well be a breed known as King German Shepherd or just King Shepherd, bred since 1990. It certainly would answer a lot of questions. I do not have papers or ANY documentation for Shadow; he was a rush rush, out of the ordinary, wonderful acquistion from the owners of mom/dad at 7 weeks... (no contact available.)

 
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