I lost Gracie this week. She had Hemangio and we took a large tumour out
almost a month ago. She was amazing in her fast recovery and since she had
no other cancer in her lungs, liver etc when we opened her up – she had
another great month of happiness. And truly she appeared as if nothing was
ever wrong. She was rolling in the grass with the young dogs, tormenting
them as she loved to do. Having a ball. However, in the last few days she
obviously was going downhill fast – bleeding out – It was horrible and sad.
Although Jack and my other vet friend said she wasn’t in pain – but just
had no red blood cells to replenish her energy or oxygen – all she really
felt was fatigue.
We laid with her, kept her close and spent hours of cuddle time until we
all felt it was just not going to get better and she was not feeling good
She was loved to the very end and so badly missed I feel a giant hole in my
entire world right now.
She is with Maggie – her favourite nasty Jack Russell now.
I told Ben she
grew little white wings and flew to heaven...Ben liked that image as he was
very upset too. I like the image as well.
Grace was a sweet sweet dog. Madison spent many hours with her in Juniors.
Grace was our “licky dog”.
In the next issue of the AT there is an ad for Hall of Fame Dam. She was
also the first Hall of Fame Excellent Dam in Canada!
We are lucky to have had her and that she gave us such wonderful pups to
pass along her legacy as a best friend.
Grace was named after Gracie Burns. The late George Burn’s wife, comedien
and actress in the 30’s 40’s and 50’s. From Wikipedia…."Say good night,
The legend was born of their vaudeville routine and carried over to both
radio and television. As the show wrap-up Burns would look at Allen and say
"Say good night, Gracie" to which she would usually simply reply "Good
night." Popular legend has it that Allen would say, "Good night, Gracie."
According to George Burns, recordings of their radio and television shows,
and several histories of old-time radio (John Dunning's On the Air: The
Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, for example), Gracie never used the phrase.
The confusion may have been caused by Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Stars Dan
Rowan and Dick Martin used a similar sign-off routine wherein Rowan would
tell Martin to "Say good night, Dick." Martin's reply was always "Good
night, Dick." It seemed like something Gracie Allen would have said.
Good Night Gracie, Love Tanya Maddy, Ben, Jack, Tucker Flash and all the
Diamond Aire Tuckers Grace OTDsc ATDd HI HTDIs HRDIs
Major pointed CKC
2 x BOB altered ASCA
Mom of many wonderful dogs and as many more as she could get her paws on -
always a momma dog.
Grace - July 1, 1998 - June 6, 2011
At trials in Hager City,
Wisconsin Grace was 2nd in Open cattle, 3rd on ducks and also finished Open
ducks! She has one leg in Open sheep and one in Open cattle. She moved into
Advanced ducks and placed 3rd and got the leg!