in a Name?
25, 2002 This two-year-old fawn Great Dane, Helen, definitely
lives up to her registered name, Ch. Harley D Hardt's "Hell
On Wheels." Bred by Stephanie Gallups and Tonie Gerhardt, owned
and loved by Karen and Greg Quatman, Helen rules the wild kingdom
from her rural home in Maryland.
first met Helen at the 1999 GDCA National in California when she
was just a pup. She was memorable even then, not only for her deep,
shiny black mask, but for her exuberant pursuit of other puppies
for fun and games. Helen was ready to rock!!!
Her energy level has not diminished one iota as she's matured.
According to Karen, "Helen works very hard every single day
trying to live up to her name. She's an athlete on a quest... a
tomboy with a sense of humor... the great fawn huntress... queen
of squirrel-stalking... keeper of the property. Helen believes it
is her job indeed, her mission in life to ensure
that all chipmunks, groundhogs, possums and raccoons obey the imaginary
No Trespassing sign that Helen
has posted on her multi-acre Magic Kingdom. She's an outrageous
creature with an immeasurable zest for life. She's happy, funny,
affectionate and clever. We love every square inch of our 'Hell
on Wheels' even though she drives us crazy now and then."
(Wanna bet the chipmunks, squirrels, groundhogs, possums and raccoons
aren't nearly so fond of her?)
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