If you are very lucky
Once in a lifetime
May come a being
So gentle and honest
That you are changed
Born: 10/18/2001 .......3/3/2013
Sire: Captain Morgan Grielick
Dam: Lady Brandy Lion
Worf came to his new home at 8 weeks and has been a constant source of joy to us ever since. He was a wonderful little brother to our 1st Mastiff and a gentle big brother to all the pups who have come to live with him over the years. He always enjoyed life to the fullest whether that meant chasing a rabbit or joining into a Mastiff serenade with his furry pack. Age was taking a toll on him, but he had a sparkle in his eye until we had to say good-bye.
Lois Franchino & Kevin Eedy
8251 W Cutler Rd
Breeder's: James W Blaha Sr & wife Kathy
Penn-Tagan Deezel Judgement
Rest in peace
Owned by: Aura Niko Hagan
Born 12/30/98 Passed over the rainbow bridge 5/15/07
Owners Lois Franchino and Kevin Eedy
Sire: Sir Smokey Winchester
Dam: Lady Bambi Morninglory
Breeder: Jessica Powers (Black Mountain Mastiffs)
Nemo was our first Mastiff and his life changed ours in many ways. Nemo came to us from Arizona since Mastiffs were hard to come by back in the late 90's. Though he was not a show dog, he was everything everyone wants in a Mastiff, size and personality. He was a very kind. gentle boy who was always happy to see you. Nemo loved the cold weather and during the winter we had a hard time convincing him to come inside. He gave us 8 1/2 wonderful years before he passed. Sadly at age 6 he developed a degenerative nerve disease in his neck which slowly took the use of his back legs. Nemo had therapy, acupuncture and meds to help him through his last 2 1/2 years, but he always remained the same happy-go-lucky, smiling boy right up until the end. We learned so much from him about what is important in life. There will always be a special place in our hearts for Nemo since he will always be our first Mastiff.
We miss you.
December 15, 2001.........
CH Dreamweaver's Shot-O-My-Kayla
Sire - CH Oaklane's This Bud's For Us
Dam - CH Dreamweaver's Furby Oma, CGC
Happy 11th Birthday!
Breeder and Owner: Gail Marschak
MK's Emma Lynn Basil
DOB: 6/2/04 ........
Sire: Xander Janes King
Dam: Cheyenne Jade
Owned by: Tracey Stivason; Kay and Mike Stivason
11/13/01 - 1/13/13
I lost my old girl Gracie today (1/13/13.) She was my first Mastiff and I fell in love with the breed because of her. Her registered name was
CH Lady Grace Under Fire CGC, TDI.
Her date of birth 11/13/01. She was my first certified therapy dog and was excellent at it. She was a wonderful dog with a great temperament. She was OFA Excellent Hips, Elbows normal, CERF, PRA clear. Very healthy and agile her whole life. Her pedigree consists of a mix of Greiner Hall, Greco, Foxfire, Tamarack dogs.
Ch. Middlecreek Lily of the Valley
DOB: 1/23/05 ........
Sire: Semper Fi Gentle Ben
Dam: Middlecreek's Noble Casey
Owned by: Kay and Mike Stivason
I often wished I had the life of a dog. Without a worry in the world, it amazes me how fast they go to sleep. Boredom can be held off by chewing on a piece of rawhide, a stuffy or another simple toy. The highlight of the day involves a walk around the neighborhood or a ride in the car. Naturally, this all depends on being owned by a loving human. The most admirable characteristic is the ability to age gracefully. You will never hear a dog complain about their stiff joints, graying hair or various ailments. Even though their bodies age, their minds retain a whole lot of little puppiness.
My wife and I grew up with dogs in our homes. My first dog was a black Lab and hers was a Siberian Husky. Each of these dogs was very different. Her dog was like a racecar that never ran out of fuel and mine was a potato chip that never ran. After we got married, our first co-owned dog was a mastiff we named Persephone’s Celestial Suki. Suki was our first show dog. We caught the show bug and I handled her in a number of dog shows in our area. Needless to say, we could never win the three majors needed to attain the coveted Champion title in front of her name. I couldn’t believe it. This dog was the ambassador of the breed and very typey. She had a level topline, a wonderful head and expression and it all continued down to her compact feet needed to support her massive frame. Every time we left the ring a loser, I felt bummed out and would look down at her and see her bright, shining eyes and wagging tail. If she could have only talked, she surely would have said, “Can we do that again!”
As we soon discovered, she was not the beauty pageant type. No, this girl was into using her mind. She excelled in the Obedience ring and cruised through a Rally title. But that is for another story.
Our wonderful mastiff puppy crossed the rainbow bridge at the age of 10 1/2 on March 6, 2013. Everything that she accomplished in her life, she did not boast or brag about it. Every failure that we encountered in conformation together was seen by her as a dance in ring. Every grey hair that appeared on her face was a symbol of wisdom and not incompetence. Even on her last day when she could no longer stand, her tail continued to wag. I can only hope to live the rest of my life retaining a whole lot of little puppiness. Aaron MacGregor