6/4/1992 ~ 6/14/1999
Orphie and her 2 sisters were born on June 4, 1995. Their Boxer mother died giving birth so I bottle-fed them until they were old enough to eat on their own. It was a rough time, up every 2-3 hours feeding and wiping butts, and I was fortunate enough to be able to take them to work with me so the feeding and wiping could continue. I named them Lilly, Orphie and Annie (for Lil' Orphan Annie) and obviously kept Orphie.
Orphie has been the best guard dog, her impressive size and bark have deterred many a PP&L, UPS and Gas guy away. It was kind of funny in a way as Orphie really doesn't know she's a dog and wouldn't hurt a fly.
Orphie has free roam of our property and never strays. She is a very good
baby-sitter and has helped raise and train more than a few litters of puppies
here at Eclipse. At 13 years of age she has slowed down a bit, and even
though she's deaf as a door knob, she still has a very intimidating look to
her. I certainly don't look forward to the day my "guardian" goes to the
bridge. Stay healthy sweet girl