Blue Moon's Proclaim the Glory
3, 2004 – CH Blue Moon's Proclaim the Glory passed away
in his sleep the Sunday night before the GDCA National Specialty.
He had his bath that weekend, his nails done (which he was always
so good about), and his facial hair clipped. He knew he was going
on a trip and he was soooo excited. He had been doing well after a
bout of arthritis for which Adequan had done miracles.
By Anita Brown
Sunday night, he whirled and twirled like
a youngster for his dinner. He always made me wish that I had something
in my life that I got so excited about every day, twice a day. Sunday
night he went to sleep and just did not wake up again. He was lying
there so peaceful that I fixed his breakfast and asked him if he was
hungry, but he was just gone.
For those of you who didn't know Deke, you
missed a great dog. He was the first dog I ever personally finished – breeder/owner
handled all the way. He never did better than a reserve with professional
handlers. He saved all the point wins for us to do together.
Deke had a way of cocking his head, bright
eyed and neck arched when he would see my hand go into my pocket.
His beautiful white face which contrasted so lovely with his blue
coat. He loved the applause and was so happy in the ring. The whole
reason I was going to the National was to give him one last fling
in competitive Veterans because I knew it would mean so much to him,
and to me. I wanted to make just one more memory. Deke should have
been there again, but he had another trip to make.
Deacon was a great dog and a wonderful friend.
Our house is much emptier without him. He would have been 11 in January.
His sister, Sunny, is still with us but has been diagnosed with bone
cancer and her time is limited. They both mean more to me than I can
ever express and I just thank God that I had them for this time. I
am not sure what I will do without them.
Thank you all for the many times you supported
Deke in Parades, Veterans and Breeds. He loved your applause and you
made him feel so special. He was a wonderful friend and taught me
so much. He was loved...