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RIP Diva 7/8/09
Hey Marc

Today Diva was put to sleep.  The old girl was just wore out. She was not very mobile and a large tumour had formed on her inside on the right side. She was Diva right to the end.  What a great dog, even though I knew her only in her geriatric years.  She was 9 years and 2 months old. Tthat is the oldest Dane our new vets have ever seen. Thanks for the time with her.
The other two will have no trouble lapping up the extra love.


Adopted 5/17/08!!

Hey Marc

Orso is picking up although a little slow today. Yesterday he actually tried the zoomies and it cracked Teresa up so much she phoned me right away laughing hysterically. She says he was trying to zoom but was awkward as hell and was making some strange noises we've not heard before or since. His rashes are gone, he still licks some and we are working on that. We walk each morning and the two walk very well.  Orso actually half lifted a leg to pee once. He goes up and down stairs in control now.

Diva is fitting right in as well.  She is loved by all she meets as well, except our daughter after she put the pet bunny in her mouth.  No one hurt.  Diva has had a few zoomies and she travels stairs better than I ever remember Woody doing it.  She appears to have lost a pound or two.

We have the eating, bathroom routines down.  No messes in the house and no fights.

They both visit the Daycare for much of the day and lay amongst the children.  Orso would not stop laying on the quiet time mats as Teresa took them out each nap time, so she made him one. He zonks out for a few hours while the children nap tops 30 minutes.

  • Gender - female
  • Age/DOB - 5/1/00
  • Height  at the shoulder -
  • Weight - 125 lb
  • Spayed/Neutered - yes
  • Taken in on  - 4/07/08
  • Available as of - Now
  • Housebroken - yes
  • Obedience trained - Yes
  • Good with other dogs - Yes
    • with cats - Yes?
    • with kids - Yes
    • with the elderly - Yes
  • Temperament - Very sweet. Can be a bit timid or fearful at times. Calm and quiet lady generally, though she does have her playful side.
  • Comments

Diva is an owner surrender. Her original owners had to give her up because they lost their job and home and did not have a way to give Diva a good stable home. They loved her and took good care of her, and giving her up was hard for them to do, but they felt it was best for Diva. She is a very sweet girl. Kind of slow moving and stately, though she can be very playful at times. She is well trained and well behaved. She is a bit overwhelmed by all the dogs here and has gotten a bit withdrawn and can be timid now and then. She is going to make someone very happy as she is a wonderful family member and a great pet. She is very in tune to her owners and her surroundings and is a sensitive girl. And she is very, very loving. We almost lost her enroute to one of the people helping with the transport. She won them over and had they been in a position to adopt her, she would never have made it out of CO. On a scale of 1 to 10, Diva is an easy 9, she is an exceptional dog. Her temperament and personality show how much her owners loved her and cared for her. She has been raised around kids and other animals and is fine with cats, small animals, other dogs (as long as there aren't too many of them and they aren't too pushy), and kids of all ages.

Diva was adopted and spent 3 years with her new family, but they had to give her up this year, so she's back here with us again.  Diva is overweight right now and on a diet, and she is a bit more spoiled than when she was here originally, but she is still the same laid back dog. She's older and doesn't suffer young active dogs as well anymore, but she is still good with other dogs. This big sweet old girl has had a lot of tough breaks in her life and deserves a home where she can enjoy her retirement and her final years. Aside from her weight issues, she seems healthy. We are going to have our vet check her out, but we aren't seeing any health issues at this point. Diva is a doll and a very good dog who just needs someone to love her and give her a place to relax. Are you that someone?

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