jCHptd Genesis’ Hope aka Hope
2/25/2003 – 5/19/2011
sire: bCh Zion’s Angus Quinn For Cash
dam: Freestates Gift Of Love To Zion
height/weight: 26″ 90lbs
hips: PennHip L 0.36 R 0.32
heart: normal, practitioner
thyroid: normal, practitioner
Our beloved Hope had to be put down due to complete paralysis in her rear legs from FCE (Fibrocartilaginous Embolism) a condition where tissue from inside a spinal disc enters the blood system and is carried to the spinal cord where it causes a blood vessel obstruction and kills a portion of the spinal cord. It is a rare condition and is not thought to be genetic. Making the decision to put Hope down was not done lightly. She had been paralyzed for 2 weeks while we hung onto hope that things would improve. Hope’s condition was severe as it affected both back legs as well as half of her back, she was completely paralyzed in her rear end and had lost all bowel and bladder control, it was heartbreaking to see such a majestic animal so helpless. We had got Hope a wheelchair in the hope that it would give her a new lease on life as it would enable her to move around but Hope rejected the chair, she cried when we put her in it and would not move without us forcing her to walk. That was when we knew we had to do the right thing by her and let her go. She has never been forgotten and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to have her be part of our lives. Hope lives on in her beautiful progeny, specifically for us in Envy.
Hope was a black/silver smooth, with a fabulous head, she had one of the shortest, widest muzzles around. Hope had good bone, nice small ears, good tail and top line and an extremely gentle, laid back disposition. The best word to describe Hope’s temperament is “soulful”.
Hope is the mother of some incredibly large pups/dogs who have inherited her sweet temperament. She has produced mostly 29-31″ males with substance and huge females who dwarf her, Mona and Envy being two.
Hope was our baby and she had my husband completely wrapped around her little paw…. Hope really loved nothing more than to be with us….she was very affectionate and loving and enjoyed cuddling up on the bed. Hope was great with other dogs and cats and particularly loved puppies, whether their hers or someone else’s.
Despite her laidback disposition Hope was very athletic, and extremely agile, she loved going for long walks through the woods. Hope was highly intelligent and easy to train.
Hope was a wonderful addition to our family and is greatly missed.[divider top=”1″] [divider top=”1″]