Elaine & Remmy
Elaine came to me a
year and a half ago looking for a German Shepherd puppy that she
could enjoy as a companion and as a possible prospect for
Schutzhund. She has returned to a sport she enjoyed 30 years ago
with more enthusiasm and dedication than I see in most new players.
Her last five years have been a struggle with the many medical
battles she has conquered, breast cancer being one of them.
Elaine and her husband, Lee, constantly come bearing gifts, from dog
cookies, to a refinished pony cart, and most recently a pot full of
meatball soup (in honor of her proud pup "Remmy", as Scotty dubbed
him "Meatball" when he was a young, very chubby pup). Elaine and Lee
spent many hours volunteering their time in helping me paint during
the enormous remodeling project here.
Last week, they brought Remmy to visit the nursing home of her old
Schutzhund coach and German Shepherd breeder. When they first saw
her, this once strong woman was frail and disinterested in her
surroundings. Elaine knew that Remmy would be much too exuberant to
bring inside, so she asked the nurse if she could play with him
outside the picture window of the dining room so her friend could
see. As Elaine shared a game of ball with Remmy, she watched
intently as joy filled her heart. With a smile from ear to ear, once
again, she was able to experience her passion and love for dogs, a
breed she had dedicated her life to. I am certain in that moment,
Elaine gave her a gift of a lifetime...and knowing Elaine and Lee,
they will give it again.
I just wanted to take the time to share how much I appreciate their
kindness and generosity, how proud I am of her progress with Remmy,
and how honored I am to be their friend. You're beautiful people,
you inspire me on so many levels, everyday.
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