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on January 17, 2004
Merlot! She was born on September 6, 2001. She was purchased by sweethearts who later parted. The man married someone else and Merlot went to live with them. The new wife hated her and said she was vicious, so the man turned her in at an animal shelter. On the day before she was scheduled for euthanasia, Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (MAGDRL) rescued Merlot.
I fell in love with Merlot from the moment I first met her in her MAGDRL foster home in December, 2003 . She was the sweetest Dane girl I'd ever met, but there were two approved adopters in line ahead of me.
A month later, the two adopters passed on her because she walked with a limp. And on January 9, 2004, this sweet girl with the "Flying Nun" ears joined our family .
We were told she had hip dysplasia, but Dr. Steven Wolchinsky at Rocky Gorge Vet diagnosed a torn cruciate ligament. Merlot had corrective TPLO surgery on April 20. 2004, and over the next 12 weeks she slowly recuperated. By July, 2004 she had healed completely.
Today Merlot is a cheerful, sweet girl who never met a living thing that she didn't love! And every weekend she works at MAGDRL events to help other orphans in need.
|See Merlot with Uncle Fran in her foster home.|
|Merlot with big brother Jupiter, age 3-1/2, at her first MAGDRL Meet & Greet in Alexandria, Va.|
|Merlot attended a MAGDRL Meet & Greet in Catonsville on January 17, 2004|
|She was out the next weekend at PetSmart in Silver Spring, MD on January 24. 2004|
|Merlot made her MAGDRL housecheck debut on February 8, 2004. Our applicants got to see where Danes really prefer to lounge!|
In late February, our
girl is still hanging out at
Meet & Greets
with her brother Jupiter, and she LUVs it!!!
Turn-about is fair play! At our April 10, 2004 MAGDRL Meet & Greet in Catonsville, MD. Jupiter turned the tables on Merlot! And they call it Puppy Love...
Merlot wishes everyone
Happy Holidays 2004!
and friends wish you a Happy HoliDanes 2006!
On July 21, 2009 the sweetest Dane I have ever known left for Rainbow Bridge. I held her in my arms as she closed her eyes, and I promised her that she will remain in my heart forever. Until we meet again, my sweet Merlie Girlie.
we love remain with us,