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I am so sorry that I have been so sporadic on these posts. Ever since mid-June it seems that I have lost control of my time since I have been unbelievably busy. However, with summer ending and all the associated chores, I am hopeful I will have a little more time to share with you my stories and knowledge of the wonderful German Shepherd Dog. To make up for my tardiness I have a true and inspiring story for you today.
A longtime friend and Heidelberg German Shepherd Dog owner, John had his life saved by his beloved male Heidelberg, but not in a way you would ever expect. John is a Heidelberg dog collector and has gotten into breeding and showing Heidelberg German Shepherd Dogs, but while over the years John has had several Heidelberg’s, he had his favorite male, Gunner that went everywhere with John. Gunner was approximately five-years-old and had already finished his Championship and was John’s prize stud dog.
One day John came home and Gunner immediately came to John and rather than giving John the regular greeting of sitting and waiting for John to lean over so Gunner could give him a kiss, Gunner immediately stuck his nose in John’s calf and started licking. John thought maybe that he had brushed up against a girl that was in-season and did not think too much of the calf licking. However, Gunner was persistent in licking John’s calf so much so that John took a shower so Gunner would stop. Gunner did not stop. This went on for a week, and so much so that Gunner got scolded and put outside several days.
John thought Gunner had developed some kind of personality problem and was upset that his prize stud dog and companion had become Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) over John’s leg. While deciding what he was going to do with Gunner, John had the television on and a program came on about how European Doctors were using dogs to detect cancer.
John scheduled an appointment with his doctor, and he found that John had under-the-skin melanoma in the calf. Almost anyone that has under-the-skin melanoma by the time they feel sick and seek medical help they usually die five days later because, by this time, it has spread throughout the entire body and is the brain and the lungs.
John had major surgery on his calf to remove the cancer and for two years had undergone chemo treatments. He is finally cancer free. Needless to say, Gunner was even elevated to a higher status in John’s house and while ten-years-old now, Gunner is still doing well.
Please continue to check out our web page as we post updates on available litters: http://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/PuppiesForSale.htm. We have several wonderful puppies that we are accepting deposits on, and these puppies will be ready to go to their new homes on September 9, 2011.
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