Karashome's Just Because, CD (pts), CGC
(Karashome's Have We Met Before, CGC ex Karashome Tri My Patience, HC)
(July 12, 1989 - November 10, 2000)
Joseph was always the lover in the bunch of puppies. From the time he could barely
walk he would throw himself into my arms with an "I love you, Mommy". I didn't
need and had no intentions of keeping a blue male, but he just seemed to stay.
Thus I named him "Just Because".
He was such a gawky puppy at 10 weeks, but still was a super lover. All you had to say was
"Kisses, Joseph" and he'd throw himself into your arms and give scubulions of kisses.
He grew and always retained his sweet loving nature. I was concentrating on Eve and never showed
him much. He went to 1 specialty match and was Best Adult (His half sister Cher was Best Puppy).
He went to about 4 shows and was WD for his 1st 2 points with me handling. He was so "out of
coat" that day that I very nearly didn't show him. The day after the entries closed he started
blowing and I had taken out several grocery bags full. The judge commented that he would have
liked to see more coat. "Gee, if I'd known, I could have brought you 5 grocery bags full", I
replied. He laughed, saying "Bring him back with it attached".
Things became more hectic here and Joseph went to live with a good friend, Bev Taulbee
for awhile. While there she trained him in Novice obedience and showed him for his 3 legs
for his CD. Her son, Josh put his CGC on him.
I lost him totally unexpectedly. I had gone away for the
weekend and when I got
home He was dead. I didn't get to tell him goodbye. I know he's giving kisses to
his special angel at the Bridge while waiting for me.