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the arms of the Angels;
May you find some comfort there
was born on October 26, 1998. She was adopted by Lissa
and Matthew on
December 19, 1998. Her mother Jazz
and her father a Red Doberman
Pinscher. She was adopted from my friend, Noreen
Harrell. We think that she has the intelligence of both breeds, the
dominance of the Rotts, and the Dobie's incessant need to chew.
Before we adopted Joya, we tore through a pile of dog training books. We finally decided to train her using positive reinforcement and redirection rather than punishment. For several months we tried, but she laughed in our faces!
Joya was a sweet baby, but despite having a pile of toys, she chewed through the carpet to the floor below, and chewed the finish right off the hardwood floors. She chewed the trim off of two armoires, and holes in the walls.
On May 7, 1999 at 7 months old Joya placed second of over 30 dogs in her puppy class. She also won "Most Improved Puppy."
Miraculously at age two, that girl Joya had grown into a wonderful and loving member of our family.
Joya is a friend of Judy Glaes, owner of Pet Pals. She adores Judy, and I think the feeling is mutual. Laurie Hardy (Fidos for Freedom) also coached Joya on obedience. No more prong collar, it's Halti's all the way!
kids got dressed up for the 4th
Annual Howley-ween party on October 28, 2001.
The kids wish everyone a wonderful
See the kids at
Howley-ween 2003 at Riversdale Mansion.
Our kids got dressed up for the 4th Annual Howley-ween party on October 28, 2001.
The kids wish everyone a wonderful Christmas 2002!
See the kids at Howley-ween 2003 at Riversdale Mansion.
Joya adopted a new younger sister on January 9, 2004! Introducing Miss Merlot!
And she got a new senior sister Kuna in July 2004!
Joya wishes everyone Happy Holidays 2004!
At age 6, our Joya's health began to decline After years on phenobarbital to control her seizures, her ligaments began tearing and her bones fractured. Despite exemplary holistic and veterinary care, a year later at age 7 she succumbed to liver cancer.
Sadly, our girl Joya went to Rainbow Bridge at age 7 on January 25, 2006.
Joya is dearly loved and missed by her human and canine family.
Sleep gently, sweet
princess. You remain forever in our hearts.