Last Edited: Oct 14, 2008 8:48 AM
It was on November 01, 1998 that Madison came to live with us. And
it was on November 01, 2007 that we received the preliminary diagnosis of
Lymphoma, the disease that was to take our beloved girl from us only 25 days
Madison was born a tousle-headed mop amongst her smooth coated brothers and
sisters, with a personality as soft as that of her coat. It’s not hard
to recognize a good dog’s soul when you see it and, when meeting her, people
saw just that. In her heart, there wasn’t a person she met who wasn’t
to be loved or an outing that wasn’t an adventure to be enjoyed to its
fullest, simply because she was with you
The nine years we shared with her were filled with the best of times, from
puppy kisses (and puddles!) to roaring romps through fields to the slower,
more sedate ambles of more mature years. Through all of it she
was our constant companion, and one would be hard pressed to find a more
loving, sweet dog than the one we were blessed with. Her loss was like
a physical blow which no doubt time will ease, but the love and joy of life
she took with her are irreplaceable.
She was not a shining example of the Rottweiler breed in terms of
confirmation, her head was too “dished”, her back too long, and her fur (and
there was a lot of it!) invariably caused people to ask when seeing her for
the first what she was crossed with. Despite all that Madison will
always be “Best of Breed” in our hearts.
Our sincere thanks to Dr. Sullivan and the staff at Bellingham Veterinary
and Clinical Care for both their care of Madison as she battled with the
disease, and for recognizing her importance to us through their donation to
the Pet Memorial Program.
Kathy P. and Mike C.