Arrival Story: Blaze came to us from a breeder in North Carolina when we lived there. Her daddy was a huge brindle and her mom was a tall flashy fawn. I found her through an ad if I recall. When I went to go see the litter, she struck me because she was the only one in the litter with a blaze of white between her eyes and down her muzzle. Hence the name Blaze.
Bio: Blaze was a bolter. Any time she saw the front door open, off she'd go. And worse, she would not come to her name at all. She was very stubborn. This trait is what ended up causing her demise.
Up the street from our house lived a man who raised chickens. Blaze would run up there and terrorize them until one day when the man who owned them came at her with a shotgun. He ended up shooting her. She took off into the woods. My son had heard the shot and took off up the street to find her. He chased her into the woods and picked her up to carry her home. He looked down and realized that he had blood all over his shirt. She was covered with pellets buried in her skin. We took her to the emergency vet and they did their best to remove the shot from her skin.
Not long after that incident, she started presenting with symptoms of distemper (according to the vet). It could have been lead poisoning but we ended up having to put her down. She was only 2 years old.