November 2016 - October 2017
|This page will be updated with the most recent events at the top. Information will include show results, awards and birthdays and other events that we wish
to share with our visitors.
|12-23-2016 Before the new year is upon us, we have done some updating of our website. Updates reflect all that is current and
new at Mt Carmel. Especially our sadly neglected Mt Carmel Hounds page. Please visit this page to learn more about each of
our dogs temperaments and events unique to that member of our family here at Mt Carmel
Steppin’Wolf’s Gossamer Wing June 12,2010 – March 6,2017
Wendy came to our home when the tough decision was made to go a different direction with our breeding
program. The quality of her breeding with potential of health and longevity, we were so excited to welcome the
sweetest puppy to grace our home during a time of overwhelming grief.
Wendy was literally the heart of our growing pack! She was sensitive and loved being the calming, cuddling,
guardian or explorer of our pack. During her reign, she took on the role of a loving surrogate mother to the litters
successfully whelped after the loss of her one and only litter of 3 precious angels in 2014.
Wendy helped to raise Sandy, Bear and Thor from those litters of 2015. Energized by these puppies she
engaged them in hours of play as well as teaching them lifelong lessons about respect for elders. After the loss of
her litter we decided not to try for another because, no explanation could be found after necropsy. As well as the
profound sadness Wendy experienced. For two weeks, she cried for her puppies. We didn’t want to potentially
put her through another life changing loss.
Now, our family is trying to cope with the profound loss of Wendy. As we discovered a week before having to let
her go. Wendy started to show signs of heart disease. Distended abdomen and difficult breathing. Until then no
clinical symptoms her condition was acute. We placed her on medication right away. Sadly, the Sunday night
before we let her go she experienced such excruciating pain, letting out a howl you don’t want to ever hear. We
thought she was going to die and in the most horrible way. She rallied back, but we knew in our hearts that it was
time to let her go. She left peacefully and with love to help make her passage without pain.
We have never dealt with heart disease and sadly missed the opportunity to have had this diagnosed early.
Wendy would still be with us today and soon celebrating her 7th birthday with us. Our own hearts are forever
shattered with the loss of our sweet Wendy.
May the sun be on your face and the wind at
your back. Until we are reunited let your delicate
butterfly wings carry you to heaven.