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In Loving Memory
Forever in our hearts are the following...
we have the greatest of joy they were here,
but the greatest pains because they've gone..
In time the understanding of
"it's better to have loved & lost,
than to never have loved at all"
becomes clearer in it's meaning.
Thank you for having been mine
if only for a little while.
Until we meet again . . .
In Beloved Memory of the Greatest Soul I've ever known...

My Champion,
My Heart, My Titan

Am & Int'l Ch
Dagmar's Large And In Charge
Aug. 12, 2000 - May 27, 2007
"Teeton... Big Circles...Big Circles"

They say memories are golden
Well maybe that is true;
But I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried;
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still;
In my heart you hold a piece
No one could ever fill.

But now I know you want me
To mourn for you no more,
To remember the happy times,
That life still has in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten
I pledge to you today;
A hallow place within my heart
Is where you'll always stay.

If tears could hold a stairway
And heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to Heaven
And bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again
Ellos dicen que las memorias son doradas Bien quizá que es verdad; Pero yo nunca quise las memorias, yo sólo
le quise.

Un millón de tiempos que necesité usted, un millón de tiempos que lloré; Si el amor sólo le podría haber
salvado, Usted nunca habría muerto.

En la vida te quiero estimadamente, En la muerte te quiero todavía; En el corazón usted tiene un pedazo que
nadie podría llenar jamás.

Pero ahora sé que usted quiere mí no llorar para usted más, para recordar los tiempos felices, Esa vida tiene
todavía guardado.

Desde que usted nunca será olvidado que prometo a usted hoy; UN santifica el lugar dentro del corazón Es donde
usted siempre permanecerá.

Si las lágrimas podrían tener una escalera Y pena hacen una senda, yo andaría el sendero al Cielo Y traería
usted apoya otra vez.

Nuestra cadena de la familia se rompe, Y nada parece el mismo, Pero cuando Dios nos llama de uno en uno, La
cadena ligará otra vez

Dagmar's Ford Tough
Whelped: Nov. 20, 2005 - August 03, 2015

Ford was an Asa x Sabrina baby and a sheer joy to live with. He was 210lbs of big bark and no bite.
Grand Fawn's Dagmars American Woman
Whelped: Oct 20, 2003 - Nov 2, 2013
Breeders: Yvonne Oscarsson, Sweden

Inga from Sweden

Sire: Am & Int'l Ch Dagmar's Large And In Charge     Dam: Grand Fawn's Atalanta
Life Father..Like Daughter... sofa cushions are toys too ya know :-)
Velvet Marie
Age Unknown but
she was here from
Nov 2005 - Aug 18, 2013 and loved every second of those days.
Velvet had so much go wrong with her medically speaking but every obstabcle she met with happiness that she was here! She taught me so much!

Velvet Marie bounded into my life and would have been considered a rescue, she indeed rescued my spirits and filled the Dagmar home with joy as she was our only little dog that all the danes truly got along with and was buddies with. How many little dogs do you know brave enough to walk up to a Great Dane chewing on a cow knuckle bone and take it away? She was one! I love & miss you baby girl! Love, Mommy
Dagmar's Mr Twice As Nice
"Arthur" aka "Arfur"
*Major Pointed, Multiple Best of Breed Winner, Group 1 Winner
Oct 18, 2009 - Aug 18, 2012

Arthur was lost to the terminal disease "canine GME".
Mommy loves and misses you my big sweet protective boy. We were together every step of the way.

 This certainly was an emotional photo when I took it and now to remember the moment, it's bitter sweet... Arthur was a baby sitting on the porch and he cast a lovely shadow when his Champion Grandpa Asa walks up and though not in the frame cast his larger than life gorgeous shadow... Asa had walked the walked and proven his worth in the ring many times, Arthur was following in his foot steps but our journey was cut short. I feel very robbed on many levels but I do not question why...
God choose him of all the dogs he could have had. What makes me feel a measure of comfort is that I believe that sometimes children have passed with no one to guide them on the otherside or to wait because they are the first in their family to leave and what better to have than a faithful mighty Great Dane companion to hold onto while you wait for your family? Well that's the thought that gets me thru these times :-(
Int'l CH Dagmar's Mighty Roman Soldier
"Roman" - AKC pointed, multiple reserve winner in limited exhibition as a 5 year old.
Dec 26, 2004 - Mar 27, 2011
RIP our beautiful sweet boy.  Kiss all your family and my babies waiting for us at the bridge.  Will will miss you eternally until we meet again.
Family At the Bridge

Dagmar's Sohni V Pappy Jack CGC  and 3 of her children at a Parade of Veterans
Dagmar's Diplomatic Immunity       Dagmar's Sohni Daze      Dagmar's Pretty In Pink
Shoenhund's Gone With The Wind
July 11, 1999 - May 26, 2010
Sisters At the Bridge
To the good times

Dagmar's Putting on The Ritz
April 17, 1995 -  Dec 2006

Int'l Ch Dagmar's Sohni Daze
April 17, 1995 - March 08, 2007

Dagmar's Pretty In Pink
April 17, 1995 - November 21, 2002
Ch Devon's Texas Treasure V Dagmar
Asa was truly a once in a lifetime dog. He is greatly missed.
~Owner Handled to Every Honor~
Sire of Outstanding Quality & Champion Get
Sept 17, 2001 -  Nov 16, 2010
Loved & Cherished by Don & Penny Mikeman & Jackson & Ross Garcia
Breeders: Susan Clark & Patricia Clark

Dagmar's Simply Sabrina
"Sabrina, Brinbrin"
Oct 02 1999   -  Jan 17, 2009

Dagmar's Micah Raley
Oct 02 1999   -  April 03, 2009
Our condolences to Peggy.
 Dagmar's Best of Friends
Aug 12, 2000 -  Jan 19, 2009
Donna & Phoebe
Our hearts go out to the Molohon family over the passing of Phoebe from this world.  Know that she's at the Rainbow Bridge with lots of family where there is no more pain.
Int'l CH Dagmar's Blonde Bombshell
Aug 12, 2000 -  July 14, 2008
Dagmar's Maddie
Aug 12, 2000 -  Mar 14, 2008

Our condolences go to the King family in their loss of their beautiful Maddie.  Thank you for loving her every day of her life and beyond.  
She was truly blessed to have you.
Ch Dagmar's Large And In Charge
Aug 12, 2000 -  May 27, 2007

The dog of my dreams came true in you.
I miss you  beyond comprehension.
My life was blessed for living and learning
and loving with you.
Until we meet again.

Together every step of the way we earned your
CHAMPIONSHIP.  For every you are in my soul.  I can not describe to the world the love I have for my Teeton-weeton.

Schoenhund's Sweet N Low
Oct 21, 1992 - Oct 17, 2006
14 years of wonderful
She will be greatly missed by us all.
Dagmar's Mystery Machine
 Oct 2, 1999 - June 26, 2006

Our sympathies to Sandra over her sudden loss of our beloved Scooby Doo.  Scooby had a tumor hidden near his pancrease which burst on the operating table. Scooby had a fabulously spoiled life and loved every minute of every day.  He will be greatly missed, even by the critters in the woods he chased.
Ruby "Macha"
 DOB Unknown - May 24, 2005
"Ruby" was rescued from the local dog pound in January 2001. We guessed she was maybe 9 or 10 years old already. We were there to rescue a dane and I try very hard to not look at any other dogs while there.  Well from afar this little gray face caught my eye.  I'm a sucker for gray faced veterans.  She was available the next day so we went back and paid her bail and she was free again.  The first stop for Ruby was our vet clinic where she had to be dipped as she was covered in ticks.  I had little hope this OLD dog would make it.  When her blood was drawn for a heartworm test it looked like Kool-Aid going into the syringe is was so watered down.  Well she was HW negative and already spayed.  After having this little ALPHA girl for nearly 3 years I came to the conclusion that her previous owner had to be elderly and perhaps a family was unwilling to take care of her after the elder was either put into a nursing home or died.  She was Don's constant companion and didn't care for my correction when she's a bad girl instigating trouble or marking territory.  Her nickname was "Macha" which is from the movie Caveman and is the name of the "monster".  Ruby could be a little terror and then Daddy's little angel.
We love & miss you Macha
Dagmar's Diplomatic Immunity
April 17, 1995 - Nov 11, 2003

Dani began his life in a litter of 10 puppies and the only boy out of Ch Baby and our beautiful Matriarch Sohni.  Dani was sold as a companion and quickly we saw the potential of a show dog.  However, a twist of  fate would put Dani's owners needing to place him as his master developed severe allergies to dogs.  It broke their hearts.  Having adult males in our home we placed Dani with a nice gentleman down the road from us.  We saw him regularly and he always knew I was his Nana Penny.  His 2nd owner died and Dani came home to be with us.  He fit right in and didn't miss a beat.  How we loved him and Dani knew me as his MOM, not Nana.  He did have the propensity to chase horses and antagonize them.  I didn't think he'd ever really do anything to one other than be bossy to one.  He spent many days at the fence keeping horses away from the house and in their pasture.  He felt it was his calling.There is a beauty that Dani had which I can't begin to find the words perfect enough to describe. Gentle soul is as close as I can get.

We led Dani to Rainbow Bridge where he gently crossed.  My last words to him were to "kiss Aunt Morgan & Momma Sohni for me and be careful cause Pinki will beat you up like big sisters do".  Dani was not an alpha dog but he liked thinking he was once in a while. My tears are memories of our beautiful days together.  I love you forever Dani and till we meet again.
Dagmar's Sohni V Pappy Jack CGC
The Dagmar Matriarch of 12 years
July 02, 1991 - July 08, 2003
Sohni never attained a championship or even a single point which was my fault...darn for being new at it and not knowing the ropes. But she NEVER NEVER liked being in the ring.  Sohni's kids went on to become pointed in Pinki & Dazy (all owner handled) Pinki & Dazy went on to become the mothers of champions and now many  know the joy of those champions and soon to be champions in the Pinki / Dazy kids and their grandkids which are Sohni's Great Grand-kids .I'm honored to have shared 1/3 of my life with this special lady. She was stubborn, spoiled, of royalty and the most dignified of danes. She has been with me more days of my adult life than anyone else including my sons because she's older. She's seen me through the happy days and rough rides of a divorce and the happy times of new love with Don and into happy marriage. Because of this lovely lady I know all of our extended family  and that is a treasure beyond measure. It brings tears to my eyes to think of what a wonderful life I have because of all the wonderful people in it and one very special  GREAT Dane...Sohni.
I think you can see by her picture that she has every quality that is worthy of the word Champion.
She doesn't hold the title but I think of her in no other way...MY CHAMPION!
Dagmar's Pretty In Pink
April 17, 1995 - Nov 21, 2002
TOP CLUB DAM 2002, GDC of Greater Houston
What can I say about Pinki? She was Sohni's daughter and my first real show dane which I was honored to be her breeder.  I'd shown her mother Sohni some and Aunt Morgan but with Pinki I had the distinct honor of picking up winning points. Pinki loved being a show dog as she would get IN LINE to be groomed.  Just as my desire and skill level at showing was escalating and I felt Pinki was HIGHLY finishable and worthy of a champion title, I felt I would bring her out to the rings to compete as a veteran in Bred By Exhibitor.  God had other plans for our family at this very moment.  Pinki was diagnosed on my husband's birthday in 2002 with Osteosarcoma.  Quickly the focus turned from pursuing a championship to making sure her life was comfortable and all that I could try to do to keep it dignified.  I miss my Pinki and as her daughter Gigi has whelped her first litter of puppies I'm continually calling Gigi, Pinki.  Please read more about bone cancer at a page that chronicles our education in the matter.    I miss you forever Pinki but still see you everyday when I look into the face of a Dagmar Great Dane.  Love, Mom.
UPDATE 12-09-04: GDCA recognizes Dagmar's Pretty In Pink with an Honor Roll Certificate for producing 3 Champions
McEmn-n-Dagmar's Magnum P I
March 14, 1996 - Sept 05, 2002
TOP CLUB STUD 2002, GDC of Greater Houston
Magnum was my talking dane.  Although he held the title of Alpha dog in the house of Dagmar he knew who the real alpha  I remember going away to dog shows and calling home to see how all were doing.  Magnum or MAN-GUM as we lovingly called him would talk to me and tell me of everything that was going on. He loved to hear himself talk!  In person he would talk to me all the time.  He was even the voice on our answering machine for a time.  I miss our conversations and doubt that I'll ever encounter another dane who is phone savvy as he was.
Pappy Jack's Summer Dream CD
June 13, 1993 - Dec 06, 2001
My best friend, Donna was "Bella's" mom and trainer.  Bella was a very gentle soul and loved everyone, especially babies.  Bella reigned at Petsmart as the obedience demo dog for about 5 years and wore her employee ID tag proudly greeting customers.  Often times people who were afraid of large dogs left wanting a "Bella" for them selves.  Occasionally Bella would have her little fan club who named their own dogs after her.  She was a true beauty.  I remember the day it was time to say Good-bye.  I kissed her and whispered to her to kiss her momma Morgan for me who was my heart dog.
Scrappy Doo
??  - Nov 12, 2001
Driving down a county road one cold & rainy day I saw this little guy.  I brought him home as I knew it was almost dusk and coyotes would find him if I didn't bring him home.  He was loved dearly by my two sons.  One evening Scrappy escaped the yard like he had done many times before but had not done in a long time.  It was supper time and unusual for him to try wander, and it was to be his last escape as an unknown car or truck hit & killed him.  My sons were devastated and this pretty picture of their baby boy hangs in each of their rooms.
Dagmar's Morgon V Pappy Jack CGC
The Sweetest Dane who ever lived. A Dagmar beginning.
July 02, 1991 - May 18, 1998
Morgan was a beautiful dane and loved to please.  She enjoyed hugging people more than anything and giving you wet wet kisses after a drink of water.  We lost our links to Morgan with Emmy & Remmy but still see many of their characteristics in their cousins out of Sohni who was Morgan's sister.  

I love you forever Ms Morgan~Mom.
Martina Anne De Tenniz
July 21, 1987 - Nov 12, 1994
Marti was named after the not-so-feminine tennis star Martina Narvatalova.  She was a power house of a girl and we enjoyed Marti very much.  She was our first introduction to a quality pedigree.  We had one litter in which everything was spayed / neutered out of Marti and enjoyed watching her kids reach their old ages of 10 & 11.  When we first acquired Marti she did not like small children.  Marti and I both became mothers within 4 days of each other and she learned through that that small humans are ok.  Jackson & Ross loved her dearly as did I.  She was a very special girl.


I stood by you, by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well. I'm fine. I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast. I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said, "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday -
to say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew.
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over. . . I smile and watch you yawning
and say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out . . . then come home to be with me.
~ author unknown~

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