Calvin (in Loving Memory)

German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever
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Home:Nederland, CO  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Calvy, The Bud, Budda, Boo

Quick Bio:

March 30th 1986

He LOVED his people more than anything... well, except maybe treats

THUNDER and any LOUD noise

Favorite Walk:
Mt. Sanitas valley trail

Arrival Story:
We fell in love with Calvin at first sight when our friends' dog had puppies. Our landlord would not allow pets and we had to beg and plead with him to let us have him. Just days before Calvin was to be taken to the "pound", the landord gave in and we brought Calvin home. He lived with me and David until we parted. For the next 10 years he lived with David and we shared "custody". It was a beautiful arrangement. Sadly, David passed away in 2000. Calvin spent the rest of his long and wonderful life with me and my husband in the mountains.

Calvin was born on Easter Sunday. He was one of 11 pups, 9 black and 2 white. His mom was a German Shepherd, we never knew who the father was -- obviously a renegade black lab! He was named after one of David's favorite Denver Nuggets, Calvin Natt. As a young pup he mysteriously lost the use of his hind legs. The vet had no idea why and decided he must euthanize him. We were devastated and refused to let him go. We took him to the University of Colorado Ft. Collins Veterinary school where they saved his life. He lived to the grand old age of one month shy of his 16th birthday (1986-2002). Calvin was the BEST! There are no words to describe what a special dog he was. He was an angel in black fur. He passed away in my arms on 2/22/02 and went to join David in heaven. The only thing that brought me any comfort was knowing that they were finally together again. Calvy, I miss you still -- I always will. Happy trails.

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