(Ch. Kiwalik’s Taolan Quilleute CAM x Ch. Inharmony’s Gentle Diana CD CAMO)

Born August 12, 1986 – 1998 (12 years)

OFA# AM 5988F25F-T ChD# AMCA6551 Eyes Normal

My "Mushy" Athena had a difficult start in her early years. She contracted & recovered fully from coronavirus as a baby puppy. The people who had wanted her decided, after Athena was shipped to them, that they didn’t want her after all. The puppy I got back wasn’t the same – she was extremely traumatized by the whole episode. I have no idea what went on, but I was determined she’d never leave me. However, that wasn’t to be. When she was a year and a half, she was dognapped and taken to another province. I was finally able to get her back home – again she was severely traumatized. That 10 days away (and with an individual she’d known all her life) almost completely destroyed her mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It was a long and slow rehabilitation. She earned her Championship with a Best of Breed win eighteen months after coming home.Four years after her ordeal, she earned her Companion Dog Degree. That was a day I’ll never forget. Athena’s story was published in Dogs in Canada. This lovely sweet lady went through hell and triumphed and was a truly Happy Dog after we moved to the Cariboo. This was one very special lady – one with a huge soft heart and a very strong spirit. She is still loved by those who knew her.  

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