In Memoriam...

Lost Creek Doctor Marten, JC

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April 2, 1996  -  June 30, 2009

Chris and I lost our beloved “Lost Creek Doctor Marten, JC” on June 30, 2009.  He was out of Ch Ole Sol de Sud, JC x Can Ch.  Lost Creek.Dreamcatcher.   He was more like a Saluki than a whippet and more than a wonderful companion and friend.  He was a big cheater on the field always figuring out which way the lure was going and he took the short cut.  He was ASFA pointed but never got his FCH because he cheated too much.  He was shown for a very short time. He hated being on a lead in the show ring.  He had show points in Canada.  It is hard to think he is gone as he was so much a part of our life and a very special dog.  I think it’s putting away his collar, dog dish, and other items really starts one into a hysterical crying jag.  Thank you Helen for this wonderful dog that we loved so much.

Doc’s Story of how he came to live with us.– I first saw Doc when I went with Nancy De Chant to Helen and Sara’s house to see the litter of pups in late April of 1996.  Helen had decided to do a “shoe theme for the litter”.  I loved Doc Marten ( and loved the shoes) the moment I saw him.  He was a watermarked black masked fawn with the blackest eyes I had ever seen.  I played with him the whole time I was there and barely interacted with the other pups.  Doc was sold and went to Oregon to live.  He was returned to Helen for some stupid reason I cannot remember now.  Barbara Riley got him from the owners and kept him until our Club Specialty and brought him with her.  I saw him again and my heart went clunk -A youngster now  about 4 mos old and very sweet and outgoing even with all the shuffling in his life.  Well, I ended up taking him home that day.   But you see I was afraid to tell Chris about it.  So when Chris came to the Specialty dinner and auction at the restaurant I told him we had to get a crate from Helen’s car.  So we went to Helen’s car and got the crate and along came Doc.  Chris said,” Who is this?”.  I said Doc.  We need to take him home and keep him for Helen until she finds him a new home.  So away we went.  I kept him, which I had always intended to do and registered him in Chris’s name.  He just came in and sat on the couch with Eddy and Ms. Vicki and it was as if he had always been there.  He had 13 great years with us.  It seems we have lost an old dog each year now for 3 years.  And it gets harder to say good by.

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