Meet Our own deaf
RIP Our Big Baby Boy
We got word from his family today that Barron was PTS Saturday
12/12/09. Barron had been battling cancer for some time and things
finally got bad enough that they felt it was best to have him PTS.
Barron had a very rocky start in life, but he was lucky enough to find
his forever home. He had almost 6 womderful years and knew the
unconditional love only a real family can give. He had tow wonderful
doggie buddies, including Jacques, another deaf DDRI Dane. While we are
very sad to hear of his passing, we can't help but feel good about how
his life worked out.
It is very hard for me to type this to you right now……I got off work
early on Saturday night when my ex husband’s daughter called to tell me
Barron was bleeding really bad, his cancer tumor on his foot has broken
open a few days earlier and apparently one of his veins was bleeding
horribly, I had to take him to the emergency vet and there was no
option for me but to put him to rest....
I miss him more then anything in the whole world. He was put to sleep
on 12/12/09 around 1am. This is the first pet I have lost and it hurts
more then I could have ever imagined. I want to thank you for giving me
the opportunity to love and cherish Barron. He was my big baby boy. He
did everything with me followed me everywhere and I just cherished him
to death. It’s only been a few days but I can’t seem to stop crying. I
am so glad I got to have such an amazing dog in my life. I love him
more then anything and always will. Thank you for giving me the best
dog in the whole world.
RIP Big Boy, I love you………..
- 1/31/04 !
9/19/05 Barron (on the right below) has a new housemate, Jacques
- Age - ~11/2 years
- DOB - unk
- Height at the shoulder -
- Weight -
- Spayed/Neutered -Yes
- Taken in on - 08/3/03
- Available as of - 11/30/03
- Housebroken - sort of
- Obedience trained - partly
- Good with other dogs - Yes
- with cats - yes
- with kids - yes
- with the elderly - yes
- Temperament - Under evaluation now
came to us from an all breed rescue in Ohio. Apparently he was chained to
a tree in his backyard most of the time and had gotten himself so tangled
in the chain he had injured himself. Neighbors called animal control to come
out and help him and he ended up in the local shelter. He was taken from
the shelter by a woman who contacted the rescue about him, and she fostered
him while they tried to find a breed rescue or someone with deaf dog experience
to take him. In a round about way, they ended up getting in contact with
us and we took Barron in to our program. Right now Barron has a pretty bad
limp on one of his front legs from the chain injury and we will be taking
him to the vet to see what the problem is and what we can do to fix it. Barron
is the biggest, sweetest, goofiest, most lovable baby you could possibly meet.
He just wants to crawl in your lap and snuggle all day. He is a very good
natured dog and has shown no aggression or fear around the rest of the dogs.
He will play as much as his limp allows, sometimes pushing himself too far.
But he never lashes out when he hurts himself. He does have some house manners
issues we need to work on, he loves to counter surf and he is tall enough
to do so easily. He also likes to get up on the furniture. He is untrained
at this point, but walks well on leash and comes when called most often.
We will be evaluating Barron over the next few weeks as he settles in. We
have already started working on his training.
Update 10/10/03 -
Barron has a number of behavioral issues stemming from his concerns
about being abandoned and neglected. He gets destructive when left
alone, and his potty training is spotty. He will need some time,
patience, love, and consistency before he will get over some of these
behavioral issues. But he is a wonderful, sweet, happy, loving, goofy
puppy who really wants to please. He just can't figure out how to
sometimes. And he stresses out about being left alone, even if it's
just a matter of being gated in another room. He is crate trained and
will not potty in his crate, so the crate can be used for times when he
must be left alone. However he will need some desensitization work
about being left alone and will need some work on some other behaviors
too. Because most of his behaviors stem from his fears about being
abandoned, we will not be able to do much about them here. He will need
to learn to trust that he has a permanent home before these issues will
resolve themselves, and that is simply going to take some time in his
He loves to cuddle and snuggle, and he will stand for hugs and kisses
for hours. He is an extremely affectionate dog. He hasn't got a mean
bone in his body and thinks everybody and everything is his buddy. His
need for affection and physical contact will likely diminish some once
he is in a stable loving home, but he will likely always be a velcro
dog who needs lots of attention. The one problem we have with him here
is we can not give him enough attention. Her has to share out attention
with 10 or more other dogs, and that just does not leave enough time
for him. He really needs to get in a home where he can get the sort of
time and affection he needs.
He is a bit retarded in his social development and relates to other
dogs as if he were much younger than he is. He gets along with other
dogs great, even other males, because he acts like a puppy and
immediate goes submissive if they challenge him. He loves to play and
like a puppy has boundless energy. His best buddy here is our of our
younger dogs, Washu. They love to hang out
together and play. In fact they like to share the same giant crate and
often sleep together in the crate, mostly laying on top of one another,
which is just too sweet for words.
Barron is going to need someone with a big heart and lots of patience,
but he will reward that patience with more love and devotion than any
10 other dogs.
Update 12/10/03 -
Barron has really come along. He has turned into a wonderful dog. He
has calmed down a lot, and most all of his behavioral issues have
resolved. He does still have a hard time holding it all day unless
crated, though he can easily hold it all night even when out of the
crate. He has really blossomed the past month or so. He has turned into
a great dog that will make someone a really wonderful pet. He is so
well behaved now that when asked to do a live TV News interview with
one of our rescues, Barron was the dog I chose to bring along. He was
perfect, a great statesman for Danes and especially deaf Danes.
Two times now somone has signed the adoption contract and asked us to
wait a few weeks so they can take him home when then have time to spend
with him, and both times they have backed out at the last minute and
left poor Barron at the alter so to speak. Barron hasn't been the
problem either time and really doesn't deserve this. He is such a big
sweet lovable boy it just breaks your heart. I don't know why this poor
guy can't get a break, but I figure this is all happening so we can
find him an even better home. Are you the person to finally come
through for Barron? They say the third time's the charm.
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"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being;
by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever - in case I need him.
And I expect I will - as I always have.
He is just my dog." - Gene Hill