The last of our Romeo’s (ch Kyon’s Hot to Trot (OS)) siblings has now passed away. All 4 litter-mates from the ‘Hot litter’ made it well past 15 years of age. Yesterday we received the sad news that our ‘Manhattan-girl’; “Phoebe” had humanely been let go … and so there is another star in the heavens shining brightly today. Phoebe made it into her 18th year – in large part thanks to her dedicated owner Harriet Goodman, who writes that” I had to put Phoebe down today. She was in pain, and so the vet came to my home. This was the most amazing dog I have ever known, and I thank you for nearly two decades of joy I had with her. As you can see she was as beautiful as ever to the end. I am so grateful. With love and sadness, Harriet”
We are deeply saddened to learn this news, but also we celebrate Phoebe’s long and productive life, with such a caring and supportive owner. This line is still going strong with the numerous descendants of Phoebe’s litter brother Romeo part of the current day Kyon breeding-program. We draw great comfort from seeing the circle of life continuing on; with new Romeo and Phoebe look-alikes growing up. And so we know; that although the first Kyon ‘hot’- litter have now all passed away, we have many bright futures for upcoming generations to look forward to– and neither Phoebe nor Romeo will thus ever be truly gone.