"Excellent", OFA Cardiac-ECHO, CERF
is our very special little boy from the Ely/Caygeon litter.
recently embarked on his "Big Adventure", heading to Australia
John & Jeanine Belbin of Allerhochst
We wish the
Belbins all the success in the world with Deke
and hope that
they enjoy living with him as much as we did!
the start, Deke appeared very promising and we hope that he lives up
to the legacy of his namesake...
Lemiuex (in French le mieux means "the best")
big and strong but rarely had to bully his way through defenders,
sending them flying instead with deft fakes and dekes. In him, the
attributes of the pure scorer and the playmaker were fused and his
size, reach and balance made his end-to-end rushes seem effortless.
In a few long strides, with a twist of those wide shoulders and quick
change of direction, he found space on the ice where previously the
way had been closed. Forced to choose between his accurate and heavy
shot or his long arms reaching around them with a sweeping move,
goalies were often left shaking their heads while they retrieved the
puck from the net. Rarely has a sport's dominant player made the game
look so easy and natural."
Lemieux has a considerable number of records, and stands in
comparison along with Wayne Gretzky as one of the best NHL players of
Deke at 12
months of age
Deke is shown,
above, with John during the Belbin's 2008 visit to Canada.
Deke and John
course, we also got pretty attached to this wonderful little man!
is shown with Mike, above, and with Connor & Becca Vanstone, below...
A young Deke
and his friend, Briann
had the opportunity to go herding while here and had a great time!
Deke at the pond...
Deke and his
Deke also LOVES
Butters the Boston, and Deke bringing up the rear.
Deke has proven
to be the ultimate puppy socializer...
Deke is here, we will enjoy getting to know him,
also affording him lots of socialization opportunities.
far, he's already been visiting Mike's Mom at the nursing home
socializing with lots of new dogs...
Wow... You look like a
cloud! I think I'll see
what you taste like... Ack! That
didn't work out as well as planned!!!!
patiently while Mike orders a tea
at the local coffee shop.
Deke vs. the Gourd...
learning to swim!!!
you to Brittney, Joey & Hannah for helping Deke love the water!
believe that I was just walking
through the house and found this big mess of toilet paper?
I was just
bringing it to you to show you! Really... That's the truth...
to see Deke and his littermates growing up.