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Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

In remembrance of our lost friends
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Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

Post by asheleylane » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:23 am

Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC 3/16/2000 - 11/17/2014
I "just wanted a dog to do Schutzhund" - but I got more than I ever dreamed. I got a constant companion through veterinary school, through divorces, through life's joys and struggles......a superstar that made everyone take notice, from K9 officers to Herding Instructors to International ambassador for Dutch Shepherds.....a teacher, partner, and muse for dogsports......a wonderful mother and the very reason that Vrijheid Kennel exists.
Words simply cannot express the grief I feel from losing her. Thank you to those who have expressed condolences and kind words. Until we meet again my girl. ...

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Re: Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

Post by johninny » Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:34 am

OMG, what a gorgeous and godly creature.
your pictorial tribute is so great. you are so lucky to have all those times captured in photos.

those pictures and your words brought me to tears. her obvious strength and the power of your words struck a deep chord with my own experience.

i am so sorry and sad that you have to go through this terrible experience of loss of this incredible gift of life who was your best friend.
John & DS rscus TRACE DOG,99-12; fstr7yoCain,8-9/12; Xander(3/12)11/12-2/13; SAKIMA (b.4/12)from11/12; TxXANDER (b.2/13)from5/13; direct from CherCar: TRACER (b.5/4/13).

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Re: Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

Post by Stacy_R » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:48 pm

What a moving brought me to tears.
I am so, so sorry for your loss...
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Tyson - DS mix (Hendrix's Soul Sibling and Dinga Roo's long lost twin)
Baby Ruth - Miniature Schnauzer
Snickers - Miniature Pinscher

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Re: Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

Post by centrop67 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:22 pm

Very Sorry for your loss.

What an awesome dog!
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: Dana vom Kelterhoff IPO3 FH CGC

Post by racingiron1 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:21 pm

I love the progression of photos... It's a wonderful tribute to a majestic pup. It made me sorry for you, but also strangely happy--she obviously lived a full and content life! The pain of loss will never completely go away, but it'll eventually get almost completely crowded out by all those wonderful memories.
Eric, Elizabeth, & Hilde

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