With heavy heart and much sadness, I announce the passing of Katie on 10/06/2017. She died as she was in life, strong and brave to the end. Her passing was caused by liver cancer. She will be forever missed.
Katie was born in Crestwood, Il. in September of 2008 of a German born mother and father. Peg and I picked between the remaining two females of the litter and we made a good choice. She housebroke easily and her puppy training was at the German Shepard Training Club of Chicago in Hanover Park. Honestly, she was not a very good student. She learned to come, sit, and laydown, but called it quits at going over the ramp or crawling through anything. Her people skills developed well and she was very tolerant of other dogs, most of the time.
Katie spent many fun and busy days at Pals for Pups in Roselle. She loved going to Pals and was always totally exhausted when she came home, often falling asleep in the car. Katie was an early adopter of riding in the car. She absolutely loved going for a ride and was an excellent companion on the longest of trips.
She loved meeting new people. On the docks, on the street, anywhere when allowed she would go to meet new people and really liked the attention received. Children were her favorite and she will forever be remember by the grand kids and an uncountable number of little ones who got a face wash from Katie.
Katie liked the boat and Reefpoint Marina. It was a big adventure for her and she met so many wonderful people and so many other dogs. She would wear her life jacket and stay close to me when out on Lake Michigan. However; it was when we started full time RVing that she really blossomed. Riding in the back seat of the F350 she would put her snout up on the center counsole, helping me to drive or checking out the gps, I was never sure. Wherever we stopped it was time to read the “doggy news” and check out the new location. So many smells, so many strange animals, so exciting!
Her last summer here in Dyer was a good summer. Playing with Pluto in the backyard and “singing” with the police sirens, chasing her ball and generally being a good dog. Her illness crept up on us as we thought she was eating Pluto’s food and gaining weight. Unfortunately, her belly was getting bigger due to the cancer.
Katie is gone now. I will always remember her fondly as I due her predecessor, Haley.
Rest in Peace Katie dog.