Grits, Reed’s Honey Drippin’ Grits, came into my rescue in August 2007. He soon won my heart and our home. Grits zoomed through obedience classes and received his CGC. But other than chasing squirrels, his true love was agility. He would rather be at agility than any place else. He waited impatiently by the car as soon as he saw me get his water thermos. He loved all other dogs, well except Selby, and loved the people. Grits won many USDAA and CPE titles, but AKC was our place. He earned his MACH and had 10 QQ’s and over 900 points towards his second MACH when he was diagnosed with lymphoma and hermanigosarcoma. I lost him at six years and four months old to cancer. My heart ached and although I have another boy starting agility, Grit’s will always be the boy that I picked up from the owners and said, “You will never leave me little buddy”. He was my constant companion and always willing to go the extra mile, or perhaps I should say second. Losing three boys to cancer makes ones heart break. There may not be a cure in my life time, but I hope that my younger friends see a cure for at least some cancers, especially lymphoma, the number one cancer in dogs. The Canine Cancer Association estimates that one in three dogs, no matter their breeding or their breed, will die of cancer. Let us all do everything possible to slow down this deadly killer.
Grits was loved by Linda Moore.
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