EMMA - TLC's Rachel's Baby Emma - May 22, 2004 - August 17, 2004
Baby Emma at 8 weeks old
Although Emma was only with us for 4 weeks she made a lasting impression. At the age of 13 weeks she died of complications from a congenital heart defect. Emma was a smart girl - during the 4 weeks before we knew she was sick she learned to obey a few commands and was doing very well with her leash training. We were living in Maine at the time and we had fun taking her to the ocean. She was a little unsure of the waves - when one came in she would run backwards a few feet. She enjoyed running around with seaweed hanging from her mouth. During a week of blood draws, ultrasounds and electrocardiograms her tail never stopped wagging and everyone commented on how good she was. We still miss Emma and wonder what she would be like today.
Tara - TLC's Peace on Earth CGC CD - November 4, 2004 - September 12, 2013
Tara, Christmas, 2012
We lost our beautiful Tara to cancer just 2 months before her 9th birthday. She was our foundation bitch who leaves 15 puppies including our Jet & Gems. She was a quiet, steady girl, always willing to please. As a puppy she learned to follow commands by watching our older girl, Katie. As the number of dogs in the house increased we noticed that she was the alpha, but she never uttered a growl to get what she wanted. When the dogs went out the others would make way for her so she could wait in her spot at the front. She had her favorite corner of the couch & if it was occupied she would lay her chin on the edge of the couch & stare at the offender. If that didn't work she would either slowly climb up until there was no more room & the other dog got down or she would go to our back slider, look up the hill & bark. When everyone else ran to the door to see what she was barking at she would quietly claim her favorite spot. Good bye sweet girl - we miss you terribly but know you are reunited with your mother and siblings that have gone before you.
Katie - Sirius Dianthus Acadia Star CGC CD NAJ - May 12, 2004 - October 11, 2013
The day after we lost Tara Katie was diagnosed with a tumor on her liver. There was nothing we could do but make her last days the best we could. For the next few weeks her appetite diminished day by day - even homemade meatballs which she loved in the beginning would no longer tempt her. A month after her diagnosis we sent her on her way across the Rainbow Bridge. She and Tara are together again playing & chasing tennis balls which Katie would do right up until the end. Rest in peace beautiful Katie. She was the one who got us started in the dog world from conformation to obedience to agility and we will never forget her.
Emma - Can Ch TLC's Heart's Dezire CGC CD - March 2, 2007 - April 12, 2018
Emma will be missed by so many people - everyone she met loved her and she loved them. She craved attention and would let you know when she needed some. She was a wonderful mother to her 4 litters of puppies, staying attentive to their needs until they left for their new homes. Emma also loved Tara & Gem's puppies, bringing them toys and hopping into the whelping box to check out Gem's babies. We were thrilled that she hit the double digits and went on for another year. At the end of March we took her in for her routine checkup at which it was discovered that she had cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes and lungs. For the next 2 1/2 weeks we spoiled her, took her for one last swim and when she began to have difficulty breathing we let her go.
Gems - Acadia's 4th of July Asbury Park CGC - June 25, 2009 -
August 10, 2019
Gems was a pretty, elegant girl, very much like her Aunt Rosie, Tara's sister. We were blessed to find a good home for her after she was returned to us by her original owner. She spent the rest of her life with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. We continued to show her, and she did very well. Gems gave us one litter of beautiful puppies which included our Mocha; our only home-grown champion. She was doing well until one night she suddenly collapsed and passed away, we think from a fast-growing lymphoma.
Otto - Acadia's Otto the Orange CGC TDI - March 14, 2008 -
August 27, 2019
Just 17 days after Gems' passing Becky and Scot also lost Otto to cancer. He had had a slow growing tumor on his upper hind leg that was not cancerous. Unfortunately, he did develop osteosarcoma in the same leg. He was the first of our puppies to be shown under the Acadia name. He was doing very well but about the time he turned 2 he had a growth spurt and was the too tall to meet the breed standard. We stopped showing him and he started working with Becky as a therapy dog at the residential facility where she was a children's therapist. In 2014 he became the companion to our granddaughter, Winter.
Jet - Acadia's Summer Flight CGC CD - June 25, 2009 - February 28, 2022
Jet was our first male dog ever. He was a gentle soul, always patient with the girls and puppy antics. He enjoyed showing in conformation and received many compliments from other Flat-Coat breeders and owners. He sired Emma's Cosmic litter, and they produced very nice pups. We were hoping that he would reach his 13th birthday but in mid- February during a routine check-up they discovered a heart murmur that had not been detected before. An ultrasound showed a tumor around his heart. We spoiled him for another 2 weeks until he was becoming too weak to enjoy life.