|My name is Wanda, I'm from Melbourne, Australia and I LOVE Boxers!!
This page is all about our Boxers, past (Mollie) and present (Hannah & Jed)
I met my first Boxer about 15 years ago, her name was Jemimah and belonged to friends of mine. I instantly fell in love with her and all her little Boxer ways, having never known a dog to be so human like and friendly, craving for the constant company of people. My boyfriend at the time had grown up with Boxers as his mother had bred them. He had a red dog named Ned. He was a big solid beautiful boy. This of course led me to want my OWN special companion and I got a red bitch and named her Meg. Sadly I lost Meg at only 6 months of age when she was hit by a car in front of my mothers house, someone had left the gate open :( Meg had been a 21st birthday present and I was devestated with her loss.
To make me feel better my Mum and boyfriend found me a new puppy 2 weeks later.
She was also red and white and I named her Mollie.....
I ended up breeding Mollie with Ned and she had 4 babies. That was a great experience, but awful when it was time to give the puppies to their new owners. I have been in touch with them over the years and have pics of them etc.
After that I had Mollie spayed. I didn't want her body to suffer by breeding her time and time again.
I also didn't consider myself a breeder.
Fast forward 3 years (with a new man and Mollie an only doggie) I buy another Boxer as a surprise for my now husband. He fell in love with Mollie when he met me and had said he would like a brindle boy, so one day I just went out and got him one :) That was the best day ever to see how happy I made Bryce, it truely is better to give than receive! He was so excited to have a dog of his own for the first time. He named him Jed. And so there became our Boxer family.
Mollie grew to be my most loyal friend and loved companion, she was with me every minute of the day and night, we were very close. Tragically Mollie developed GDV (gastric dilation volvulus) one night after dinner. In laymans terms, her stomach bloated and twisted. She was rushed to the vet and had emergency surgery, for a while we thought she was going to pull through it but her heart had been to effected by the toxins released from the trauma and she had to be put down 2 days after her surgery :( This has been an amazing loss to me, words can't describe how much I loved her and all her little ways. She was 8 1/2 years old and we were all very attached to her.
Jed missed Mollie terribly after she died, it was quite obvious he was grieving for her just as much as the rest of us.
So I made the decision to look for a new pup, as much as I felt like I was betraying Mollie, I knew in my heart she
hated to see me sad, and she knew I could never live without a Boxer for a best friend! So after months and months
of phone calls and searching I found a breeder with a litter due mid December 2001. That litter finally came Dec 17
and we set out to go take a look when they were 5 days old. There was only one bitch born, a classic red :) When I saw her little baby face I knew she was for me. I had all ready chose the name 'Hannah' before she was born.
We went back and visited Hannah when she was 4 weeks old and finally bought her home at 8 weeks.
This little girl has helped heal my heart, I love her to bits!!!
Even if she is the naughtiest little Boxer in the Southern Hemisphere ;)
Click on the pics below to get to Mollie, Hannah or Jed's pages. I hope you enjoyed your visit to their site.
Have a look around and feel free to sign the guestbook or email me to talk Boxer stuff.
|Boxer Graphics - Justbyjarah|
|Page Updated 17/6/04|
|He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Anonymous.