Meadow Wood Bless Her Heart

KATEE LYNN
 
OUR BEAUTY

Canadian/International Champion Meadow Woods Bless Her Heart
Canadian Companion Dog – American Draft Dog, American Brace Novice Draft Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Draft Dog
Canine Good Citizen – Herding Instinct Certificate
Canadian Versatility Dog

Top Producer of Champions
Cover of BMDCA 1999 Yearbook

 
DOB: August 11, 1999
AKC – WP93394501 CKC - 1071578
Hips – Excellent –GDC20989H18EN
OFA-Good-BMD12733G78F-PI Elbows – Normal – GDC20989E18N
Heart – Normal – OFA 189/26F Von Willebrands – Clear – OFA 29/29F
Eyes – Clear – CERF 2348 DNA Profile V231367

 

Katee has produced pups with great overall health stats, wonderful movement and temperaments, nice size and terrific working abilities. Katee is the dog everyone notices for picturesque beauty. Katee began carting by pulling a box around the fields and joining in the training of our older dogs. She has since worked her way to the top Farm Dog and insists immediately after breakfast, we go to the barn and do our chores. Katee is my outdoor shadow and adores children.

My Katee

MY KATEE BABY
August 11, 1999 - December 15, 2006

"The good Lord in His ultimate wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable: hope, jokes and dogs, but the greatest of these was dogs"

Robyn Davidson

Katee at Timberline

My Dearest Katee,

Never in a million years would I have thought you would leave me before Windee or Jessee and certainly not in what was a matter days.

I can remember like it was yesterday when Terri Z and Zephyr, Bruno , Windee and me all went to the Island for a draft test. Zephyr and Windee came back Canadian Draft Dogs and Bruno had a good try at DDX and the best part was bringing you home. I remember wandering around at the Johnson's struggling with your registered name. I had all the "B" words written down and I just kept coming back to that sweet puppy with the heart shaped nose and thus Meadows Wood Bless Her Heart came into my life.

I think many Berner owners would have given anything to have a puppy who never had an accident in the house and a puppy who never chewed up anything, probably a once in a lifetime puppy. I know why you never chewed up anything cause you were too busy packing stuff around, always something in your mouth. I imagine all the animals of the woods are sad, cause you left so many toys out there for them to enjoy all these years.

Do you remember how you learned to cart? You were a quiet pup and I had to learn ways to teach you as you learned differently. When Bruno and Windee were working on DDX they had to cart on walks with no commands from me. It taught them to think for themselves. But the fun was watching you overcome all obstacles by pulling your box around in the rinky dink harness and ropes attaching the box. You never quit, you stopped when tangled, you drug that box until it wore out. Oh and the day the "real" harness arrived. I will never forget you trying to stick your head in any hole in that harness to get it on. Pride was written all over your face.

How lucky Windee's puppies were when you played with them. There was that day when Raynee and her littermates enjoyed your antics in the field. They chased you and you ran just ahead of them and when they caught up, you jumped over them like a gazelle and then you lay down and let all 11 climb on you until their bites hurt and you again became the gazelle.

We had so many firsts together. My first free whelping experience was your first litter and who could ask for pups born during the day and all 9 in 5 hours. All healthy beautiful pups.

Earning your Canadian Versatility Award was another wonderful memory. I can't recall the first two qualifying obedience trials, but that third qualifying one was one I will never forget. You transformed into Eyeore and as I looked at you I saw your grin and wagging tail and heard you say, "if you want me to heal, I'll heal" in that Eyeore slow steady way. When I called you to come I could hear you say, "if you want me to come I'll come" in the slow Eyeore way, but then when you finally got to me you began to circle me many times wrapping your body close around me, with a big grin and furiously wagging your tail. I am sure that last move was a smart one on your part, because you passed by a hair, as the judge told us smiling.

I am so pleased we made two wonderful trips together this fall. Once again we tried obedience for your American title. You qualified twice in awful rain outside in the cold and placed fourth both times. I am sad we were so close and I had hoped to finish your obedience this spring. Our other trip was up north to the Johnson's and I had the pleasure of showing off you and Windee in veteran shows over the border.

My dearest Katee, you taught me so much, you made me learn to be a better teacher, and together we became a success. You made me smile and made me so proud of all you accomplished. You made me a better person.

You are my beautiful elegant lady and you made a difference to so many people. You were strong and our bond was one of deep respect and devotion to each other. I am so blessed to have had you in my life all these years and to have your memories forever. There is no greater gift to give than all you gave to so many. You will be missed forever.

Jadyn & Kate

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