Although Tyson was not an AKC champion, he was a champion to us. He did have AKC points, but just did not like the show ring, so we didn’t continue with his show career. Tyson was happier as a couch potato. He was an extremely gentle dog, especially with children and small puppies. It was not unusual to find him in the whelping box with puppies when their mom would go outside. Tyson ruptured a disc in his neck. We tried everything short of surgery. We were told that even if we did operate on his neck, more than likely he would be paralyzed. He progressed to a point that he could not lie down and tried to sleep standing up. We knew it was time. We helped Tyson to the bridge on October 9, 2008.
- If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went - -Will Rogers