Feb 7, 2003 to May 18, 2011
Dutchess...no one wanted you because of your floppy ear. But we were charmed by your sweet disposition. You were a big girl, too big really. But I guess you needed a big body to hold your big heart. Though your body did not conform to the ideal standard for a Shepherd, your heart was all shepherd. You loved "howl" fests and you loved to play silly games with the younger dogs. Though your body gave out before your heart, you kept your sweet loving demeanor until the end, even through the pain. We will miss you Dutch Master. I know you are watching from above with all the friends who raised you, whole again and able to run and play again.