Meadow Wood Bless Her Heart


Canadian/International Champion Meadow Woods Bless Her Heart
Canadian Companion Dog – American Draft Dog, American Brace Novice Draft Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Draft Dog
Canine Good Citizen – Herding Instinct Certificate
Canadian Versatility Dog

Top Producer of Champions
Cover of BMDCA 1999 Yearbook

DOB: August 11, 1999
AKC – WP93394501 CKC - 1071578
Hips – Excellent –GDC20989H18EN
OFA-Good-BMD12733G78F-PI Elbows – Normal – GDC20989E18N
Heart – Normal – OFA 189/26F Von Willebrands – Clear – OFA 29/29F
Eyes – Clear – CERF 2348 DNA Profile V231367


Katee has produced pups with great overall health stats, wonderful movement and temperaments, nice size and terrific working abilities. Katee is the dog everyone notices for picturesque beauty. Katee began carting by pulling a box around the fields and joining in the training of our older dogs. She has since worked her way to the top Farm Dog and insists immediately after breakfast, we go to the barn and do our chores. Katee is my outdoor shadow and adores children.

My Katee

August 11, 1999 - December 15, 2006

"The good Lord in His ultimate wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable: hope, jokes and dogs, but the greatest of these was dogs"

Robyn Davidson

Katee at Timberline

My Dearest Katee,

Never in a million years would I have thought you would leave me before Windee or Jessee and certainly not in what was a matter days.

I can remember like it was yesterday when Terri Z and Zephyr, Bruno , Windee and me all went to the Island for a draft test. Zephyr and Windee came back Canadian Draft Dogs and Bruno had a good try at DDX and the best part was bringing you home. I remember wandering around at the Johnson's struggling with your registered name. I had all the "B" words written down and I just kept coming back to that sweet puppy with the heart shaped nose and thus Meadows Wood Bless Her Heart came into my life.

I think many Berner owners would have given anything to have a puppy who never had an accident in the house and a puppy who never chewed up anything, probably a once in a lifetime puppy. I know why you never chewed up anything cause you were too busy packing stuff around, always something in your mouth. I imagine all the animals of the woods are sad, cause you left so many toys out there for them to enjoy all these years.

Do you remember how you learned to cart? You were a quiet pup and I had to learn ways to teach you as you learned differently. When Bruno and Windee were working on DDX they had to cart on walks with no commands from me. It taught them to think for themselves. But the fun was watching you overcome all obstacles by pulling your box around in the rinky dink harness and ropes attaching the box. You never quit, you stopped when tangled, you drug that box until it wore out. Oh and the day the "real" harness arrived. I will never forget you trying to stick your head in any hole in that harness to get it on. Pride was written all over your face.

How lucky Windee's puppies were when you played with them. There was that day when Raynee and her littermates enjoyed your antics in the field. They chased you and you ran just ahead of them and when they caught up, you jumped over them like a gazelle and then you lay down and let all 11 climb on you until their bites hurt and you again became the gazelle.

We had so many firsts together. My first free whelping experience was your first litter and who could ask for pups born during the day and all 9 in 5 hours. All healthy beautiful pups.

Earning your Canadian Versatility Award was another wonderful memory. I can't recall the first two qualifying obedience trials, but that third qualifying one was one I will never forget. You transformed into Eyeore and as I looked at you I saw your grin and wagging tail and heard you say, "if you want me to heal, I'll heal" in that Eyeore slow steady way. When I called you to come I could hear you say, "if you want me to come I'll come" in the slow Eyeore way, but then when you finally got to me you began to circle me many times wrapping your body close around me, with a big grin and furiously wagging your tail. I am sure that last move was a smart one on your part, because you passed by a hair, as the judge told us smiling.

I am so pleased we made two wonderful trips together this fall. Once again we tried obedience for your American title. You qualified twice in awful rain outside in the cold and placed fourth both times. I am sad we were so close and I had hoped to finish your obedience this spring. Our other trip was up north to the Johnson's and I had the pleasure of showing off you and Windee in veteran shows over the border.

My dearest Katee, you taught me so much, you made me learn to be a better teacher, and together we became a success. You made me smile and made me so proud of all you accomplished. You made me a better person.

You are my beautiful elegant lady and you made a difference to so many people. You were strong and our bond was one of deep respect and devotion to each other. I am so blessed to have had you in my life all these years and to have your memories forever. There is no greater gift to give than all you gave to so many. You will be missed forever.

Jadyn & Kate

Can/Int'l Ch Meadows Bless Her Heart, Can CD, DD, Am DD, BNDD, Greater Swiss DD, CGC and Canadian Versatility Dog
Top Producer of Champions
Producer of an all clear hip/elbow/eye litter
Rest in Peace Katee Baby
You blessed every moment of my life

Kate Always With Her Toys

Three Generations

Katee - - Sasee - - Apple

Katee died from Hemangiosarcoma. Tumors in her liver, many of them. The weekend I was worried, Monday many tests, nothing shouted out, Tuesday she seemed good, walked our walk, slept on the bed with me and then Wednesday --In working to find out why she seemed out of sorts and then in pain, less than two days before she was gone, we were at a specialist doing an ultrasound when she started to bleed out, thankfully the ER vet was close by and I spent the night laying with her knowing it was not good and having the goal only to get her home for one more night. After almost 24 hours in ER and being transfused, I was able to take her home. We laid together all night during the storm with no electricity and by candle light I took care of her and she rested, ate a little, she groomed Hannah and Stoller, nuzzled Ivar, Sas, and the others all laid closed by. She was euthanized that next day and I am ever so grateful to the powers that be because the biopsy came back with the diagnosis and no one knew how she had made it as long as she did or through the night as well as she did. But I know why -- she did it for me. I miss her so much. A dear friend reminded me that the pain is the meaning of her life. With out pain she would have no meaning. Go hug yours because you must live each day to the fullest, life is ever too short.

Thanks to Daryl and Krista Johnson for allowing me to adopt Katee and their mentorship and guidance when all this began.

Left - Young Katee

I love you Katee

Katee on her 7th Birthday

Celebrating her 7th Birthday

Regal Beauty

Can Ch Meadow Woods Bless Her Heart

AKC WP93394501 CKC 1071578 HD: Excellent ED: Normal DOB: 8/11/99 DOD: 12/15/07 AOD: 7.5 Years Old

Can Ch Sennengardens Chevalier

Swedish Import AKC WP581066601 HD: Good ED: Normal DOB: 4/28/94 DOD: 10/2/01 AOD: 7.5 Years Old

SUCH Dalaleds Bamse

Such Dalaleds Bamse SKK S36859/90 HD 0/0, ED 0/0 DOB: 4/5/90 DOD: 6/22/00 AOD: 10 Years

JoJan’s Shomron II

SKK N23793/85 HD A2/A2 ED 0/0 DOB: 2/17/85 AOD: 10.5 Years

Sennengardens Yoysan

SKK S67436/85 HD A2/A2 ED 0/0 DOB: 1985 AOD: 10 Years

Sennengardens Usassa

SKK S64074/91 HD 0/0, ED 0/0 AOD: 10 Years

Macis Hayden

SKK S15905/89 HD 0/0 ED 0/0 DOB: 1989 AOD 10 Years

Clangulas Pomperipossa

SKK S43978/87 HD 0/0 ED 0/0 DOB: 1987 AOD 10 Years

Ulize Vom Vieraugler

LOSH 980189, WP923972/01 HD GDC Excellent E/D 0/0 DOB: 7/4/96 DOD: 6/24/01 AOD: 5 Years (Gastric Trosion/Bloat

Shawdow Van'T Beeltjes Box

LOSH 0730850 HD B AOD: Unknown

Bertel Vom Blumenland

SSZ BS 17707 HD F AOD 11 years

Tawajah’s Mokka

LOSH 0617928 HD A AOD Unknown

Int Ch/VDH Ch Oskalyna Vom Vieraugler

LOSH 0649124 HD C DOB: 6/20/90 AOD : Almost 13 Years

CH (Belg/Ned) Pilatus

NHSB 1 272 861 HD A2, ED 0/0 DOB: 6/18/83 AOD Unknown

Int Ch Marusha Vom Vieraugler

LOSH 613445 HD A AOD: 12.5 Years

Deoef Ylice V ‘T Oude Veer

NHSB 1 363 978 HD A DOB: 10/26/84 AOD (Older)

Happy Van Het Bressershof

LOSH 511551 HD B AOD 10.9 Almost 11 Years

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