IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT WE ANNOUNCE
THE PASSING OF OUR BELOVED TINA
(GRCH. BEAUMARK'S BLACK IN THE SADDLE,.CD, WC, JH.)
on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
She was just over 12 years old and
had dealt with cancer for almost a year.
She had six years of sight and six years without sight. She died in her own bed, in her own home, with her family around her.
Tina quietly slipped away - She did it her way....
An amazing, courageous dog, who never let the loss of her sight stop her from doing what she enjoyed doing.
Tina was steady and determined. She was responsive and very intelligent. Her trust in humans, and her knowledge of verbal commands, saw her thru many tough situations while blind.
She walked the forest trails with her humans and with other dogs - utlizing her sense of smell and hearing.. rarely losing a beat or step. She had two litters and we believe she picked up a virus while being bred in the USA, which subsequently took away her sight. She is grandmother to most of our recent pups
and she is the gr.grand daughter of Beau,
Most of our breeding stock now comes from Tina's lineage.
She has become our current foundation female.
She was the first female labrador in Alberta to obtain a Grand Championship. She placed well in all dog shows and all specialty shows. She was shown when she was blind as a Veteran, and showed so well she won Female Veteran. She had a great memory. She loved to swim and retrieve and to be with her human and dog friends. We will all miss her.
Her special human friends were Heather and Rodger Davidson, and Seth Grenier.