Ch Meadows' Legend of the Dragon
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Breeder/Co-Owner: Claudia McNulty
Owner/Handler: Antoinette Krafcheck of Mishawaka IN
Some very sad news. On April 20, my Drake passed away a week
after his 11th birthday, of heart disease/congestive heart failure.
He had collapsed in mid December and I rushed him to the critical
care unit at Purdue Vet Teaching Hospital (2-1/2 hours from my
home) for about 2 days. Then I brought him home and started on
meds for a leaky valve the precursor of which was a "minor"
murmur that had gotten worse. He had remained extremely fit for
nearly all of his 11 years--and perhaps it was his extreme athleticism
that led to the heart problems. He was fairly stable on the meds
for a time, but then his condition worsened to the point where
we couldn't do any more for him. I didn't feel like announcing
his death when it happened. It was a tremendous loss, especially
just 11 months after losing Tasha. Drake was so very important
to me and such a great friend and helper. I continue to have a
bad back (had back surgery about 11 years ago), and trained Drake
when he was very young to help me out of bed. So every morning,
whether I needed it or not (generally didn't, but pretended to)
Drake would hop up into bed, prop up my head with his nose and
let me grab him by the collar, then proceeding to pull me up.
That was his job and he took it very seriously. What a tremendous
dog. Everyone misses him and the pack is not the same as they
are still scrambling to determine order. Especially the middle
Jumps with Weaves
5/3/98 Novice B Leg 1 99 37.00'/36.00'
8/22/98 Novice B Leg 2 90 37.00'/40.00'
8/23/98 Novice B Leg 3 88 42.00'/40.00' NAJ
6/6/98 Novice Jumpers- Leg 1 1st/ 22.00'/35.00'
6/20/98 Novice Jumpers- Leg 2 1st/27 26.34'/38.18' NJC
8/8/98 Open Jumpers- Leg 1 1st/8 28.00'/38.00'
10/17/99 Open Jumpers- Leg 2 5th/ 30.70'/31.32' OJC
21st NJC 6/20/98
13th OJC 10/17/99*
9/12/98 AGI Leg 1 195 66.00'/70'
6/5/99 AGI Leg 2 185
6/5/99 AGI Leg 3 186 U-AGI
- Charm-Britannia Simply Charming
- Tasha x Drake kids: Chloe, Gabrielle (Gabbie),
Jolie & Ivie (Charmant Petite Fleur)
- Rebeccca DaSilva (Maryland) - Gracie, aka
"Charmant Coeur et Ame"
- BAD-Midwest Beardies of Indiana,
Michigan, Missouri,, and Nebraska: Checkers, Cowboy, Drake McHatton,
Drake Krafchek, Mikie, Miller, Murray, Simon, Sunny, Tasha, and
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