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A Wonderful Mother

Born outside the family, Spot was the granddaughter of Chrissy & Coco's litter sister Panda.
Both Chrissy and Coco did great (even history making)things in the dog show ring. However, Chrissy had only one puppy in her lifetime. He was pet quality and never bred. Coco also never had any puppies. Panda(who had gone to a new home) however was mother to a son who sired many puppies. Panda's legacy lives on in the dog show ring today.

In hind sight, I wish I had never let Panda go, but when you breed show dogs, you can't keep them all... Although Panda was a lucky & spoilt bed pet for her new owner, not all of the puppies that Panda's beautiful son sired were as lucky. Panda's new owner allowed Panda's son to be used at stud by many different show breeders.

One of his puppies, Spot started her life as a kennel dog. She was very frightened and shy when I first met her.

However, that immediately changed after I took her home. She became a family member here. Spot's personality quickly blossomed into an outgoing, happy dog. She was dearly loved by us (and loved us in return) for the next 15 years of her life. Once house broken, Spot became a sofa pet who had run of the house. She was at home where she belonged; not in a kennel where I found her.

Spot's joining our family (as an adult) also brought with her the "lost" Brite Star bloodlines of Chrissy & Coco back home. All Brite Star Chihuahuas today are Spot's grandchildren. She only gave us 2 litters, but she left her impact. Spot's gorgeous son (descended from 9 straight generations of my breeding on his father's side) is the sire of the most current Brite Stars from different mothers.

Spot may not have been considered as "pretty" as the Chihuahuas behind or descended from her, but she was a beautiful dog in all the ways that counted. I feel blessed that I found Spot & that she then was able to share her most of her life with us. She was such a sweet and loving girl who enriched our lives.

The first day when I first got her home here, Spot bite me very, very badly. Both my hands had to be bandaged from the wounds. Totally unsocialized, she was so scared!!! Of everything.

Luckily, Spot went from totally fearful to trusting and then totally devoted. She ended up being an extremely happy girl who adored me beyond belief. I've never seen such a change in a dog as I did in Spot. It still makes me feel good that I was so right in being able to see beyond her initial fears & adopting her. I felt from the moment I first saw her, hiding in the back of the kennel where she had been raised, that there was really a wonderful dog inside who needed love. Once adjusted to our home, Spot became the sweetest, most gentle Chihuahua that one could imagine. Looking back, it's hard to believe how frightened that she originally had been. I'm thankful that fate brought up together. In a loving home, Spot was able to finally feel "safe" and become her real self. She was a gentle soul.

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Great great Grand Niece to Chrissy & Coco

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