(Ch. Wyldfyr's Sho Me Bonnyvale X Ch. Shalynn's Prairie Mist CD, ROM)
May 1, 1990 to May 1, 1995
|Best of Breed in FL 1995||Choco 4 1/2 years old||Choco 4 1/2 years old||2 years.....hangin' out in the yard|
Choco was many firsts for me.....He was the first puppy born in my home out of my first litter, my first champion bred by me finished from the Bred-By class, my first Group Placer, my first ranked Special and my first love. My neighbor's Rottweiler had somehow gotten ahold of Choco, through a broken fence board. The damage to his limbs was extensive and his kidneys could not handle the overload of toxins in the bloodstream. Even with supportive care, his body could not recover from the trauma to soft tissue. That last morning he walked out to a tree, lifted his leg and walked back into the house. I put him up on my chest and plopped down on the bed. We had a talk with God and asked for His assistance. I wanted more than anything for Choco to make it, but if he wasn't I wanted to end his suffering. He fell asleep on my chest with his head on my shoulder. It was quick and peaceful. I guess God answered us. The worst part was wishing I could have foreseen what was going to happen so that I could have protected him from this tragic accident. He was a strong, willful young guy, full of life.