by Bunny Bishop
On Christmas Eve 2010 I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest. My two year old "Max", a beautiful German Shepherd puppy that I found wondering near the Canadian border of eastern Montana (he was about three months old), died from injesting snow-melt. In twelve hours my precious companion was gone!
After a few days I got on the internet and found The Greater California German Shepherd Rescue,(GCGSR) site. I had no idea there were so many German Shepherds who needed homes. I soon found a picture of "Centurion", a two year old puppy that just leaped off the page....and into my heart:)
After being properly vetted, he became my new adopted puppy! Prior to me, he had been rescued at the last minute by a wonderful Foster Mom at the GCGSR who loved him back to health. He was her one-hundredth foster dog, hence his name!
When I called and spoke with her it seemed like maybe we would be a good match. We agreed to meet (many miles apart!)and it really was "love at first sight"! She was impressed enough to let him go all the way home with me for a trial run.
Well, Centurion and I were a perfect fit so on 1-11-2011 he became mine. He is now a 75 pound, happy, healthy, loyal and very beautiful puppy dog. I still miss Max from time to time but I know he is "running in fields without fences" on the other side of the rainbow in Heaven.
Being blessed with Centurion today, is Heaven here on earth to me!...and Centurion knows he has a Forever Mom who will always love and take the very best care of him:)