This is Vader - Lab/Shepherd mix?

by Dana
(Pennsylvania)

Death Before Dishonor

Death Before Dishonor

This story is about a dog named Darth Vader... We call him Vader :) He was abandoned as a little puppy in a field, with no food, water or shelter.

He is the smartest dog we have ever had! The very first night we brought him home I gave the command to sit, just to see if he might know it and he SAT! And he went right in his crate at night with no coaxing or whining, he was potty trained in less than a week..like 3 days really!

He had to have belonged to someone, but they just dumped him and another puppy off in the woods to starve. He came to live with us on a temporary basis till we could find who he belonged to or find him a forever home... little did we know he was already there.

A few months after we got him, our youngest daughter fell and was knocked unconscious. After we brought her home from the hospital Vader was by her side 24 hours a day. Now mind you he was still a puppy, full of puppy energy.. about 6 months old at the time, but he would lay with her on the couch all day long and follow her to the bathroom, he would lay by the tub when she was taking a bath... how could we let him go after that... how can you repay that? Thats love right there.

They have such a amazing bond... even now that she is better he still stays by her side. She calls him her "sweat pea"... oh to have a friend like that!

I found this quote online and it really describes their relationship...

"His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, referring to her cocker spaniel, Flush


I captioned his picture Death before Dishonor because I truly believe he would do anything for her!

a link to a little Video i made of them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9l-cyBSr04

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Lab Shepherd Mix
by: Cheryl

Vader is very handsome and how fortunate you all found each other. As Cesar Milan says, "You get the dog you need not necessarily the dog you want."

And may I say that is a great photograph!

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Rescues rule
by: Gus

We just love the story about Vader. And it is true to say that we do have a special place in our hearts for dogs that have been rescued and for those who rescue them.

Rescued dogs can give back so much love. Sometimes they find us just when we need them most.




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