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chickens, dead or alive
her sister Kodi stealing her biscuits
anything that squeeks
chickens! dead or alive.
the woods near my house
As to my Kuvasz Aja: back in late ’91 my cocker spaniel, Shiney died, she and I had been inseparable for years since I got her in an amicable split with an old live-in flame. She got my cat, so I think I made out in the bargain.
Shiney was a tiger in the body of a 20-pound dog and got torn up frequently when she challenged bigger dogs. After she died I waited 6 months to get another dog. I checked out the dog pound and selected a cute 5-6 year old mixed husky-lab. Which they told me could pick up the next day. The next day I came back to pick up the dog, they had euthanasia it because it had heartworms. Was I mad.
So I had been reading the paper that morning and had seen an advert that said “Kuvasz; the ultimate guardian” I checked out the breed in my AKC book and was intrigued. Then called the breeder who had placed the advert. She was a blind lady from SC and we talked for about 2 hours about the breed, her philosophy of raising kuvasz and she was especially interested in what kind of dog owner I had been in the past. She told me that for every 5 calls she got concerning the purchase of one of her dogs, only one was invited to her breed farm, and that then only 1 in 2 she allowed to “adopt” one of her puppies. I was impressed by her and visited the next week, 300 miles away.
She had beautiful dogs, bred kuvasz, collies, and goldens. I got to met the father and mother of the puppies, both themselves beautiful animals, not actually aggressive towards me, but very watchful in an unobtrusive sort of way…. I selected my first AJA, a cute female, a touch small for her breed, and we lived together for years until she had a stroke and I had to put her down. As I was leaving the bred farm the woman called out, “you’ll be back for another, they always do” which I thought strange. But 8 months later, there I was again, and adopted AJA’s full sister, but from a later brood. She is still alive, and is called Kodi. Kodi is a monster sized female kuvasz, weighing in at 150 pounds. She is now 10 and is slowing down considerably.
my best buddy for 7 years, my kuvasz Aja became paralyzed in the
hind legs on july 3, 1999. her and i had been inseparable from
the moment i got her at 6 weeks, she slept in my bed, rode in my
car, i even took her to work with me, and was so righteous, so
gentle, so smart, my friends could not believe it. i took her to
3 vet schools for help, but to no avail. after staying up all
night on july 7 with her, videotaping the two of us on the floor
discussing into the camera her life with me, i had her put down.
i held her head in my hands and kissed her, and watched her eyes go cloudy, then shut. it has been the hardest moment of my entire
life. she was my best friend and it has been the saddest moment
in my life, but i knew that we had shared something very special
and that i had treated her with love and dignity her entire life.
last year, i was contacted by a kuvasz owner in pheonix az, they
could not keep their 9 month old female kuvasz, so i rescued her,
they had, by chance, named her Aja, and she sits next to me with
her head on my feet right now.
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