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In Honor of Her and all she did
Yesterday, we received sad news regarding JuneAnn–you probably remember her and Porsche.
We write to you with sad news: JuneAnn passed away May 28th from an
extremely aggressive bone cancer. She had been under the weather for a
few weeks and was hospitalized May 19th at McKenzie Willamette. After
pulling in every specialist from every department, they were able to
diagnose her the afternoon of May 26th. She spent her last days out of pain and at peace in hospice.
JuneAnn was a bright spot in many lives–
JuneAnn wrote me frequently–we loved her frequent contributions to our blog. She and Porsche earned a Service Dog status–no small thing. And Porsche was her constant companion. There are several posts to explore should you desire to review them–you can search the blog using her service dog’s name or check out Mesquite X Stackhouse. The latter option will give you all her littermates.
~ Sweet Bea
And here is her brother Cador — the fur kid on the right
Happy birthday Bea–to you and all your littermates.
~A Little New About our Trip
Life is good on the Oregon Coast. After helping Mom get down the bank and over the rocks, I was free to play with my Vizsla friend, Wiki. Of course, I didn’t forget my job to help Mom back across the rocks and up the bank. Then is was nap time on the ride home.
Porsche–thanks for writing to tell us about your trip to the Oregon Coast. We are so happy that you are an excellent and reliable Service Dog.
Porsche is doing fine and never ceases to amaze me. With help from the Lucky Dog TV program and its host, Brandon McMillan, She now picks up anything we drop. The first time it was my shoe that she had stolen while I was taking it off. So-o-o, the skill has the unfortunate
command of “gimme”. LOL
Well, the two of you continue to amaze us. We are so happy to see what you have achieved together.
Mom and I took a “road trip” to California to visit her nephew. I guess that makes him my cousin. We took long walks everywhere with lots of new smells and sights. We never did see the lizards I was promised. We lounged on the deck at his lake front house; went to restaurants, and met lots of nice people. He is a youth soccer coach in non-covid times, and a San Jose Earth Quakes fan. Take a look at the scarf he gave me. I think it’s suppose to make my human sister, a Seattle Sounders fan, jealous.
Love to all, Porsche
I am happy to hear that you took your Mom to see her Nephew. What, no lizards to chase or point? Sounds like the trip was excellent.
~ Diesel (the Blue Boy)
Duchess kicked Diesel out of his bed last night, so he came and snuggled in up by my pillows. Here is Duchess, the Queen of mischief, and more.
Of course, we love her so much.
We love hearing about Duchess and Diesel–and of course, Foster (their human sibling). Thank you!
~ I Celebrated Five Candles
My fifth birthday was last Saturday, October 3rd. Sometimes, I worry when Mom oohs and aahs over the puppy pictures you post. Then, I remind her of all the things I do for her including: picking up things she has dropped; notifying her of the phone and alarms; helping her get up off the ground; being quiet and polite at book club, and snuggling. After that, she makes big over me, and we are both happy and content.
Dear Porsche, you have not a thing to worry about, my adorable, sweet girl. Your Mama has not contacted me about another Weimaraner. She is living vicariously through those photos–remembering the time she brought you home. You are a marvelous Longhair OwyheeStar Ambassador–thank you for that, and Happy Birthday.
~Reducing exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates)
Hello from the smoky Willamette Valley boasting the worst air quality in the world. To help reduce Porsche’s exposure to TSP (total suspended particulates), this simple fix should work. Take a six inch coffee filter cone (a vacuum cleaner HEPA filter would be even better); cut enough off folded edge to miss eyes; open large part; stuff it inside a well ventilated muzzle; voila, you have a doggie mask. Porsche is not thrilled with it, but it allows her a bit more outside time. We are blessed with the ability to let dogs out right into the kennel for business. If someone has to walk their dog, this might help. This is a home remedy, not a scientifically tested filter system.
I worked 15 years with the American Lung Association dealing with air quality issues, and feel this will help.
God Bless you all; stay safe.
Thank you, JuneAnn, for this information.
~ Fire, Smoke, Ash–Covid, riots, Antifa what’s next?
On Thursday JuneAnn wrote--We are about 5 miles from the fire burning 37,000 acres to the East of us. Still, we are getting our share of ash and smoke. One thing nice about a gray dog, you don’t see the ash on her coat. You can feel it. Porsche seemed to especially enjoy a good grooming. JuneAnn, et.al.
From Cliff and Shela
Many OwyheeStar Friends are directly affected by the Oregon fires, driving some people from homes and burning our beautiful forests. A lot of you are doing what you can to intervene and help those who need assistance. Who is tired of the 2020 Woes–COVID 19, Social Unrest, Antifa, Riots, and now it is as if entire areas are being consumed by fire. Let’s pray and do what we can to help each other.
~And JuneAnn A Few Tips
For those of us with devilish smart Weims like Porsche, who tend to lose the tags city dwellers are asked wear, here is a variation on Cliff’s collar.
Attach tags to center ring leaving “D” ring for leash, then slide a cover over all that “jewelry.” Put “ICE” on the cover. The cover can be made out of most any material. I use leather because I have it. All first responders, and hospitality workers know “ICE” stands for “in case of emergency.” I know it works, because my phone fell out of my pocket in Boston; a hotel manager got it, and called my daughter in Seattle. My phone and I were soon re-united. I hope the only call any dog owner gets is like one we got several years ago, when a man called to let us know he had the collar our dog had slipped on that morning’s run.
More when I learn how to get photos off my phone.
Thanks for sharing this information with us and the OwyheeStar Community, JuneAnn