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 I ONLY WANTED YOU

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

~ Anon ~

Am Can Int'l CH Resolute Full Steam Ahead CGC, TDI

I had always visualized many more fruitful years with my beloved Steam.  Then, before she even had a chance to get old,  she was stolen from me.  Throughout the whole horrible ordeal she still played with her toys.  Regardless of whether she was exhibiting or not, she developed a fan club wherever she went. She would get along with any strange dog, and loved to stay in hotels.  Her character combined with quality made her a once in a lifetime dog show dog.  She was my best buddy and went everywhere with me. The very sad truth is if I could have traded all the others for her, I would have!   That was the autumn of 2007, yet I am still terribly sad and bitter.   I will never forgive for the loss of my Steamer.

Steam (a.k.a. "Roo") really lives up to her name in everything she does. Everything is a game to her; nothing is ever serious. She LOVES being teased, loves to howl with the Sibes, and delights in having the younger pups swing off her lips!

Extremely athletic and sound, at 2 years she was all muscle and bone. She's also a very alert guard dog and "bombproof" by nature. Steamer has incredible movement, awesome show attitude, and a pedigree to die for. Steam has an awesome head, excellent angles front and rear, and plenty of substance.  Her movement is just breathtaking to watch, with excellent reach and drive and superb balance. She can cruise like this for hours. I love jogging with her on leash in front so I watch the clean drive you can only get with superb conformation.  She loves to run in harness, pulling sleds and bikes.

I could have named her Emeril 'cause she says, BAM! Let's kick it up a notch!

Steam's show record:

Perhaps my 'once in a lifetime' showdog, quite simply, Steam is a spectacular example of her breed.  Not only in her breed type and exemplary soundness and movement, but also in her quality of character and temperament.  She has never been shown to her potential due to my limited funds at the time.

Steam was #2 Mastiff in Canada for 2004 with very limited showing.  She is a multiple group placer in both Canadian and International shows.  For fun we went to the MCOA National Specialty in Tucson, 2004, and she came away with Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show.  As well, she was the only non-champion to make the top 10 in the Tournament of Mastiffs.  A few months short of her 2nd birthday, she had not started to fill out yet, but she stood like a rock for the whole thing.  I am very proud of her, and she LOVES to show! 

In 2005 we only entered a few shows; she finished #4 in Canada. 

In 2006 she again finished at #2.  We didn't get to many shows, but she almost always placed in the group.

In 2006 we made the trip to Denver for the MCOA Specialty.  In spite of getting a cut on her leg on the way to the show that required 10 stitches, she again made the top 10 in the Tournament of Mastiffs.  This time, entered as a special, she made the first cut, but unfortunately the judge accidentally reversed the numbers of our arm band when making her notes, and we were robbed of our opportunity to compete further.  I have rarely made it to an MCOA Specialty without some sort of disaster, but this one was hard to take. 

Steam's last show was the Canadian Mastiff Club National Specialty in July 2006.  There she won Best of Opposite Sex, Best Canadian Bred, Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show (specials allowed to compete) with the largest entry to date.  She also picked up a few more Group placements at the all-breed shows.  As with all of my dogs, her potential was never realized as I could only afford to enter the occasional dog show.  Nevertheless, since her debut at a year of age, she has qualified for every invitational, and ranked at the top for Mastiffs in Canada.

Stats: 

bullet175 lbs
bulletAKC# WR074549/01
bulletHips OVC# 021486
bullet30" tall 
bulletCKC# MJ810360
bulletElbows OVC# 021486
bulletBite: slightly undershot
bulletPRA DNA Neg
bulletCERF 3/04
bulletColor Fawn
bulletCystinuria Neg
bulletBorn May 19, 2002

Sire:  Am Can Ch Iron Hills Under The Influence

Dam:  Am Can Int'l CH Audleys Jet Set Djali, CGC.

Breeder:  Shannon M Low

Born:  May 19, 2002

 

Best of Opposite, Bred By in show, Can Bred in show,

 CMC 2006    Hershberg photo

Hershberg photo

Group 2;   Lindt photo
3 yrs 3 yrs
2 yrs;   Jerry Shulman photo 2 yrs;   Lindt photo
Lindt photo   Lindt photo
PNMF ;   Goodchild photo
  2 yrs;   Jerry Shulman photo
      Morris photos

Not yet 2 yrs;   We had fun in Tucson  MCOA 2002

        Tucson   Kit photos
Steam sled.jpg (73814 bytes) Roswell photo
 

Martin Hershberg Photo

Steam new ch 150dpi.jpg (105000 bytes) 18 months

 
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Loungelizard.jpg (98660 bytes) Steam10wks.jpg (59640 bytes) 10 weeks
Girl 6 week.jpg (23737 bytes) 6 weeks Girlsit8wk.jpg (16781 bytes) 8 weeks