Caijunvale's Cierra Classic T.T.
Born: Dec 26, 1985
Reg. #: Can: SY538585
Breeder: Kathryn Burns & J. Elmer Burns
Owner: Brenda Potter
Sire: Am/Can. Ch. Sekene's Silver Lining
Dam: Ch. Snowmist's Brimstone
Colour: Black/White, Brown Eyes
Hips: not checked
Eyes: Last clearance Oct. 20, 1991
Died: June 28th, 1995
I obtained Katie from Donna Heartz (Sekene Siberians) in the fall of 1990. The plan had been to finish Katie Championship (she had eight points) and then to breed her. However, three days after I got her I took her into my vets for a check-up. My vet discovered three mammary gland tumours so the decision was made to spay Katie. I had her for only three days but I was already completely fallen in love with this sweet loving girl so there was not even a second's thought of taking her back.
There were a lot of things Katie was not. Katie was not a great sleddog (her legs were too short) and she never got a chance to finish her Championship and she was never used for breeding. Nor did Katie obtain an obedience title. Katie just never liked formal obedience and she was so well behaved I didn't see any reason to force her to do something she just didn't like. In fact, the only title that Katie ever obtained was her Temperament Test title. But this speaks a lot for what Katie was. Katie was the dog that everyone loved. She was a Siberian that even the smallest of children could take for a walk because she was so gentle and she never really pulled. Katie was also my first Pet Therapy Dog and she was fantastic at it. I knew from the moment I got Katie that this was her special vocation. For almost five years she brought a great deal of joy into the lives of the seniors at Camp Hill Veteran Hospital. Katie never demanded or even expected a lot from life, but she sure gave a lot.
In the summer of 1995 Katie suddenly started acting funny, including hiding under my bed. I took her into the vet's and after testing discovered she had a brain tumor. I loss her within 3 weeks. She was a special friend who I will always miss dearly.
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