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To send donations to help this 100% Volunteer group take care of Great Danes send personal checks or money orders to:

Address for donations only:
Great Dane Angle Network
501 Ridge Country Road
Haslet, TX 76052  


100% of all donated funds go directly to the Medical costs, feeding, equipment, and other direct costs of rescuing Great Danes. There are no overhead costs such as staffing of offices, salaries, etc.

Thank you for your generosity!

Ms Kirin WigglesALot, CGC

What can I say about such a love as mine for her? Kirin was in at least 3 different homes before being returned to rescue and into my care as a foster. I know nothing of her first home. Her home after that was difficult at best. A wife and mother who hated her, a screaming toddler and a husband who adored her but traveled often. Her 3rd home took her intending to love her. But alas the ‘stay at home’ mom decided to return to college, leaving Kirin locked in a 12 x 12 laundry room for up to 10 hours each day. They dumped her into rescue, claiming she was aggressive to other dogs on walks and some other such nonsense.

What I found when I went to pick her up to foster was a nearly destroyed spirit. With her head held low and her hopes fading she met me and thus our life together began. She had a raging ear infection, and the most severe case of reflux indigestion my Vet. had ever encountered. We easily cleared up the ear infection, the reflux was another matter. In time it eased thanks to a natural RAW diet and building back of her self confidence.

By this time I had come to adore this challenge of a girl!

Kirin had the most beautiful sit and was smart as a whip. I feel that her problems up till now were due to the fact she was much smarter than her previous owners were! She constantly challenged me, and I loved her for it. I began obedience classes with her, in hopes of competing in AKC events. She was a natural, I was not. We entered her first

Competition and she earned the first leg of her CD by earning enough points to place 3rd. I kept her from placing higher but she never held it against me. 

We began training for the next leg. But before we could get there she was diagnosed with a grade 2 mast cel tumor in her rear leg. The surgery to remove it was successful, but so much muscle had been removed or damaged that she would forever limp on that leg, and tire easily. At the advise of my Vet. we discontinued aspirations in the obedience ring, but continued to train lightly to keep her mind and body sharp.

Thankfully the cancer never returned but it left her with pain in her leg and hips. We learned she had severe HD and osteoarthritis the following year. Acupuncture and medicinal herbs helped her tremendously.

Kirin loved to play with the 2 rescued Snowshoe kitties in our home. She would stand and hold her head down, allowing them to ‘attack’ her. They shared toys and would often sleep on the couch or pillows with her. 

On January 20, 2007 we lost our dear Ebony. Her and Kirin had been the best of friends, always going together with me on errands and walks. I often referred to them as ‘my two black b******”!

With the passing of Ebs, Kirin went into a deep depression, sleeping and moping about for several weeks. By February she was coming out of it and seemed to be back to her old self, playful and wanting to eat anything in sight!

But a week later she started falling down, and was having trouble walking or standing upright. We increased the acupuncture and other meds but to no avail. I had a Reiki Master come over and do Reiki and cranio-sacral therapies on her. They helped her with pain but not to walk or stand up. By this time Kirin had given up trying to go outside for potty, fearful of the fall even if I was there holding her up.

One night she asked me to help her, and though it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, I did so the next day. She was so much a part of me and she was my last Great Dane from 9 years of rescue work.

For the first time in 29 years the house is empty. It is not a home without Great Danes in it and I won’t call it such till such a time as another beautiful Dane enters it and my life. That time will come again soon when the time is right, I long for it.

Kirin, my love is always with you.  I miss you constantly challenging me to be a better person.

Ms. Kirin Wigglesalot, CGC         12/2000 – 2/27/2007

 

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