Dear Classy Country Cockers and Crew:
My name is Taylor and I have just come across your Instagram page. I had tears rolling down my face while looking through all the pictures of your sweet pups and crew. It brought back so many memories from when my family got our little Hallie girl from you back in 2004 (Daphney and Riley litter).
Unfortunately, we lost her about a week ago. She reached the ripe age of 12 and ended up losing her vision, hearing, bladder control, and function in her back legs (bless her heart). She was diagnosed with cancer in her back leg about a year ago, so we had the lump removed. Unfortunately, it came back and that is what the vet contributed (in addition to old age) to her loss of function in back legs. Making the decision to put her down has been the hardest thing we've ever had to do, but knowing she is no longer in pain is giving us some comfort.
I was 12 when we got Hallie, and I am now 24. There isn't a memory I have without her in it. In fact, I have never experienced life without a cocker by my side. My parents adopted two cockers before I was born, and they lived to be 9 and 16 years old. Because I was young, I don't remember those cockers as much, but I do remember Hallie going through everything with us - family vacations, family illnesses, school dance pictures, high school graduations, college graduation, soccer tournaments, holidays, etc. In fact, my brother and I were convinced that Hallie was my parents' favorite child - only slightly kidding! She has been the best thing to happen to my family and on behalf of us, we would like to thank you for letting us take our Hallie girl (formerly known as "pink girl" in the litter) home! I know everyone thinks their dog is the best, but Hallie was not just perfect but perfect for us. As a breeder, I'm sure it is rewarding to see how your little pups grow up in their forever homes, and we would love to share how special she was to us throughout her life. Kudos to your incredibly high standards in breeding and all your hard work in providing lifelong family members!
Thank you again for blessing us with Hallie, you have no idea how much she meant to us.
(Alan, Kelly, Taylor and Tanner)
P.S. the other little cocker in the pictures is one of yours as well! My grandparents got their Gertie just months before we got Hallie. Gertie was part of the Junie B and Riley litter, I believe. Gertie is in doggy heaven as old age caught up to her, but boy did she live a life of luxury. Hallie and Gertie were practically raised together and were true sisters and best of friends. I've included a picture of my grandparents with sweet Gertie.
P.P.S. Apologies for the picture overload!