It is with heartwrenching sadness that I let you all know that Polly passed away in her sleep last night sometime between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. this morning.
Polly came her from Germany at 4.5. While she was here she earned her CGC, AD and Ztp. She won two Siegerin titles, one a National...although she eluded the Select Female title several times. She did all we asked of her, more than we ever expected. She had unbelievable temperament, excellent structure a topline to die for and movement...like floating on clouds. I'll forever laugh at images of her bouncing around like a kangaroo every time Joeri handled her. She absolutely *loved* Tony Sajiewicz and Skip & Jen Bittner who handled her for me as well. Tony who did her AD and handled her to her Siegerin titles. And Ron who took her to Germany for us.
And I'll never forget the CRC Sieger show...Vicky Weaver, Pam Marsh, Skip & Jen, Joe Hedl, Khalid...all the AKC people and handlers around the ring cheering for the tailed Rotteiler bitch with the lovely movement...calling her name as she gaited around the ring, head held high and eyes sparkling...
Thank you all for those memories.
But most of all she was just my Polly girl....my PollyWollyDingDong. She was a kind and gentle soul, always a 'smile' on her face and a sparkle in her eye. Queen of the purple 'ballie'. She had a terrific sense of humor and all who met her loved her. She loved all people no matter what size. She was just a happy, happy girl. Not a mean bone in her body...yet she'd trounce Fausto or Disel if they tried to take her ball. She made me laugh like no other with her silly antics.
She will live on in her kids...all 7 of them...all who are doing some kind of work but most of all are good pets and good public citizens...Bacchus, Cyra, Camillus, Colby, Gryphon, Gustavo and Gaea.
2006 ARV National Siegerin
2005 ARV Northwest Regional Siegerin
Multi V1 & Internationally Multi V-rated
Multi German Youth Siegerin
Polly von der Frankentanne
BH, AD, ZTP (06/10/05), CGC
8/13/01 - 4/7/09
Godspeed Polly. We'll miss you more than you can ever imagine.
Vom Löwenherzig Rottweilers