AM/CAN CH, FCH Saxon Shore Roll of Thunder SC, ROMX x CH Rafina Fleetwood Fly By Nite
Bred by Dennis Sumara, Daniel Lockhart, and Patricia
Phoebe was a rare gem, full of grace and dignity and poise -- with a twinkle of fun and frolic in
her eyes. She was a natural-born leader with amazing intelligence.
ran our household, waking us up each morning, reminding us of approaching
mealtimes (the dogs' mealtimes, of course, not ours), alerting us to
visitors and inspecting each thoroughly (one never knew which pocket
might be hiding a yummy dog cookie), protecting us from vermin (indoor
mice and outdoor gophers didn't stand a chance around this gal), and
making sure we put her (and ourselves) to bed at the proper hour.
We were blessed to have Phoebe in our lives (and our bed!) thanks to Patricia Casterline. Phoebe was raised and handled
to her bench championship by Trish, and Trish influenced our selection
of sire for Phoebe's litter.
In January of 2011, Phoebe was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Thanks to the exceptional veterinary care our dogs receive from Dr. Jeffrey Richards (of Saint Joseph Animal Hospital in Benton Harbor, Michigan), Phoebe remained as frisky and full of energy (and symptom-free) as the day she came to live with us in 2002, until just a few short weeks before her death. We give thanks and glory to God for every day He allowed us to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime companion.