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Brandy & Me

My first Great Dane puppy.

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Comment from Aussie
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You are definitely a dog-nut! Brandy sounded beautiful. Who said big is beautiful? She was intelligent and agile in her own way. We are family, some think animals are cute and don't realise they can last fifteen years. They totally rely on us for their wellbeing. As pet owners, we know the animal comes first and not our feelings. I have had to put so many animals to sleep. Live for today, Toby-dog is ten and still whooping it up! Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 14-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 25-Jan-2017
    Again, I thank you with all my heart for your gracious and generous support of this piece. Such kindness inspires me to keep scribbling.
Comment from Spitfire
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What a tear-jerker. You prove what I've heard: the dog chooses its owner. This piece shows your sense of humor in relating the events:As a result, the two smaller dogs were often trampled when I called "Come!" or squished when I called "Sit!" since Brandy never looked around first to see if anything or anyone was in the way.
Amazing what she could do even without eyes. I'll bet she has sight now and is barking her delight that you're sharing her talents with FS.

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 14-Jan-2017
    Again, BIG HUGS from me and a HUGE wet one from Brandy for your always generous and uplifting feedback.
Comment from royowen
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Thirteen is a goodly life span for a Dane. As we've never owned one, but there is one next door, her name is "Lolly", well suited, she's a "sticky beak" and pokes her nose over to look at any noise in our backyard, when looking after our granddaughter, or our dog Buddy, she'd want to come and play. A big dog, of course, she welcomes our attention, we've always owned dogs, wonderful companions to children. Buddy our dog, lived for 16 years, a stray "Bitza" (as most of our animals were) taught us, like Brandy, what true love was, We're reluctant now to own a dog (it may outlive us) but maybe for our grandchildren.... I'm a sucker for these stories Monica, brilliantly told and written, congrats on your "ratings race win" good job, God bless, how did the chemo go? Well done, blessings, Roy

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you very much, Roy. I am so pleased you enjoyed this AND that you are blessed to have one of these fine creatures living right next door. When she is looking over the fence she is actually making sure everything is okay over there as mine (I eventually ended up with five) would do the same and even leaped the barrier a couple of times when a neighbor child was hurt or in trouble. Chemo just goes and I leave it in God's hands as to how good or bad I feel after - this one has just made me very tired and sore (my doc would tell you that what I call sore others would be asking for morphine over LOL). It was a really good session there though as I read some poetry to the folks and we all fellowshipped together which is always nice. As always, your kind encouragement and support are greatly valued and appreciated.
reply by royowen on 13-Jan-2017
    That's so good to hear, you bless my soul, as my Lord does,
Comment from TheWriteTeach
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Oh, an excellent story. Absolutely heart warming. I am a sucker for dogs and dog stories. You wrote this very well, and your words made me fall in love with Brandy. I was relieved you opted to not put her down. I had a blind dog once, and as you said of Brandy, no one had a clue he was blind.

Excellent job with this. Thank you for sharing it. I hope it inspires others.

Suzanne

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you very much. Your kind and generous feedback is appreciated more than I can possibly express.
Comment from Sasha
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Thank you so much for sharing this delightful, moving story filled with so much love. What a wonderful dog and you are so lucky to have had her in your family. I opened my front door once and came face to face with two Great Danes. They were very friendly but I was in awe of their size. They apparently got out of their owner's yard and went for a walk to check out the neighborhood.

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you very much. Your kind and generous feedback is appreciated more than I can possibly express. I ended up having five at one time so imagine what folks thought when I opened my front door LOL.
Comment from nancy_e_davis
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Just a Year or so ago I had a Collie who went blind when she came down with diabetics. She adjusted very well to being blind as well. It was true. She knew where everything was and hardly ever bumped into anything and she tried her best to behave as though she could see. It was amazing. Well done Monica. A very moving story. xox Nancy

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you so much, Nancy. I remember your Collie as she was in my prayers and she is up there wagging her tail and waiting for the day she will be reunited with her loving Mom.
Comment from Ricky1024
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I AM SO GLAD YOU DID WHAT YOU DID TO HAVE brandy LONGER.
MY cat Emily Ann WAS BEATEN AND THE vet SAID THE SAME THING BECAUSE OF HER PAIN AND EYE.
She DID GO BLING BUT IN ONLY ONE EYE. Unfortunately, SHE WAS AN 'outside cat' AND RAN AWAY.
Thanks,
RICKY...

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you very much. Your kind and generous feedback is appreciated more than I can possibly express.
Comment from flylikeaneagle
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Monica: wonderful story of love. You spent the time to make Brandy comfortable
as she went through issues. All dogs should have such a terrific owner as you.
Your story is heart warming. Maybe, this could be used as a devotional - Romans 8:28. Are you going to get another Great Dane?

We have three dogs - Italian Greyhound, Husky and Austrian Shepherd. Each have different personalities. Enjoy your day. flylikeaneagle

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Thank you very much. Brandy was the first of many as before she passed I had five living in the house with me (Brandy was a fawn, Crystal was a blue, Lady was a black, Manda was a harlequin, and Halie was a merle). The life expectancy of Great Danes averages about nine years so you seem to be continually parting with them even though mine lived longer than the norm (with the exception of another favorite - Crystal). When my husband and I split up there were only two left so he kept Lady and I took Manda. Once she was gone I decided not to get another as parting was much too hard and much too frequent. I now have a little guy (Knight) who was a Katrina rescue. He is a blend of MinPin / Chihuahua / Rat Terrier so kind of looks like a miniature Great Dane when standing in show stance. I truly appreciate your encouragement and support.
reply by flylikeaneagle on 13-Jan-2017
    Monica: you can adopt my daughters anytime. You can see us on facebook - nancy ann gee. We have three dogs and five cats. They have three cats. Yes, therapy animals as give lots of love. Glad you had great dogs with your big heart. nancy
Comment from Jackarrie
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Monica, I have to compose myself for the tears clouding my eyes. What a touching story about love in it's truest form. You were perfectly right to get Brandy a life he deserved. All he ever needed in his life was you. Your love meant everything to him. Also, his love for you was special. You told your story so well I was disappointed when it ended. A pleasure to read this exceptional entry into the share a story. I really wish you the best of luck, Mary


 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Again, I cannot thank you enough for your generous and uplifting words of encouragement. Folks like you inspire me to keep putting a little bit of me out there on a lonely page in need of love. HUGS and BLESSINGS always!
Comment from Chrissy710
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Oh Monica What a beautiful read and almost makes me cry. What a lovely dog and yes you did make the right decision/ I am going through a rough patch with my beautiful Huskie Bonnie at the moment She has had a large cancer sarcoma removed from her hind leg on the 19 Dec 2016 and she had skin grafts etc but the wound is taking a while to heal and her dressing keep slipping down I had her to the vets this am because the dressing got the better of me and I couldn't do it ( I a trained Nurse and have done many dressing in my nursing career, but doing a dogs hind leg in a difficult place is another learning curve. During all this time Bonnie has been such a good girl and rarely complains despite having to wear the Cone 27/7 and my love for her has doubled and she is teaching me heaps also. So your story resonated with me and I loved reading your story. Thanks for writing and sharing this Your prose was superb. Good luck in the contest I shall keep an eye out Cheers Monica Christine

 Comment Written 13-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    Again, I cannot thank you enough for your generous and uplifting words of encouragement. Folks like you inspire me to keep putting a little bit of me out there on a lonely page in need of love. HUGS and BLESSINGS always!

    I will keep Bonnie in my prayers. All of my Danes (yes, I became addicted LOL) had to wear cones too when their ears were done. I think we feel like it is torture yet they do not ever seems to mind.
reply by Chrissy710 on 13-Jan-2017
    you are welcome and i look forward to your posts xx
reply by the author on 13-Jan-2017
    HUGS!!! I feel the same way about yours.