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Always Faithful AmStaffs
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The Creation

When God had made the earth and skies the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals the fish, the birds and bees.

And when at last He'd finished not one was quite the same.
He said, "I'll walk this world of mine and give each one a name."

And so He traveled far and wide and everywhere He went
a little creature followed Him until its strength was spent.

When all were named upon the earth and in the sky and sea,
the little creature said, "Dear Lord, there's not one left for me."

Kindly the Father said to him, "I've left you to the end.
I've turned my own name back to front and called you dog, My friend."

Author Unknown

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 Our Story
 
Written by S. Gallo (June 2002)
 
Although we are new to the world of canine competition, Sean and I
 have owned and loved this breed since the early 80's.  My initial introduction came in 1981 when my brother purchased an APBT named Caudill's Billy Jack.  This dog had an incredible personality and was hillariously entertaining.   Most desirably, Billy demonstrated a great fondness for all people, especially children.  My brother began a breeding program a few years later and being from a family of 12 (yes, that is twelve), we each eventually owned, at least, one or two offspring apiece.
    
     In late 1987, I rescued a 6 month old Siberian Husky mix from the local humane society.   Sasha was extremely skittish and nothing but skin and bones.  It was  reported that she had been severely mistreated by her previous owner and then left, tied up, in the back yard after the home was vacated. 
     Consequently, Sasha blossomed into the most beautiful dog that I had ever seen!  In addition to her stunning appearance, she was amazingly elegant and incredibly ladylike. While laying, Sasha always insisted on crossing her two front paws.
     Of course, being the sensitive person that I am, Sasha needed a friend so that she wouldn't be alone while we were away.  In the Spring of 1988, a big fat 12 week old American Pit Bull Terrier  came to live with us.  We originally named him Kazmeyer, Kaz for short, but the nickname of Beast prevailed. 
     Beast (Caudill's Billy Jack & Gallo's Tiger) was the friendliest dog that I had ever met!  Perfect strangers were greeted like family members and oh, how he loved kids!  Whenever a visitor arrived, Beast would wag his tail so hard that it actually bled.  Our poor furniture, walls and legs!  In fact, he really helped Sasha come out of her shell since she, previously, hid in the furthest corner of the house. 
     In the spring of 2001, we lost both of our furry children.  Sasha and Beast died, exactly, a month apart.  When Beast first became ill, lab tests and x-rays revealed no indications.  As a result, I began investigating poisonous substances on the internet thinking that it was just something that he had eaten.  Beast's condition continued to worsen.  Then, the dreadful day came when an ultrasound detected cancer of the body cavity lining. 
     About a week later and totally unexpected, Sasha fell victim to a stroke. I embraced her as she gasped her last breaths of life.   It still seems like a nightmare.  We held on to Beast, with treatments, for a few more weeks. 
     More than a year later, I can barely type a sentence without bawling my eyes out.  Well, thank God, I found the Amstaff Network and Purebredpuppy Homepages!  I began reading stories and poems of other's experiences in loss of a loved pet.  I even wrote a poem myself.   Wow, who would've ever known - me, a poet?  Not! 
     Anyway, at the same time, I viewed all of the puppy pictures (they are so darn cute!) on every single web site that I could find.  This obsession really helped me through, probably, the worst time of my life.  There were other circumstances involved in this whole episode but I won't go into that.  
     Well, along came our Precious Little Grace, Maximus the Miraculous, Bailey Baby and Britney, the Fastest Tongue in the West (I guess that would really be southeast).  They instantly stole our hearts and are, now, spoiled beyond belief! 
     Our home is located in Bradenton, Florida.  Although we have two fenced acres and loads of oak trees, our dogs want to be wherever we are - including the bathroom!  Around here, you have to be cautious about stopping too quickly because you may end up with an imprint of a cold wet nose in your hind end.
     Presently, we are attending Intermediate Obedience Training, including some Agility, and hope to attain CGC certification soon.  After completing this class, we will continue on with Professional Instruction and plan to compete in Conformation, Obedience and Agility.   Eventually, we would like to become involved in Pet Therapy and, possibly, Rescue Missions.      
 
 
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BEAST, SEAN & SASHA

BRITNEY, BAILEY, ME, MAX & GRACE

 
 
 
 
Our Beloved Beasts
 
I can only hope to love again,
Since the passing of my closest friend.
 
For while I fall to reminisce,
The bond we shared is deeply missed.
 
Your eyes propelled within my heart,
Abound with sorrow since your depart.
 
And when I close my eyes at night,
Visions of you adorn my sight.
 
Possessing beauty within and out,
Beside devotion one could not doubt.
 
Now lying beside me in your spot,
A precious bundle that I pray not,
 
To soon to leave without embrace,
Of years gone by, your endearing grace.

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Additionally, we take pleasure in sharing our fondness for this awesome breed. 
Your comments/constructive criticism are welcome and appreciated.
 
"Life Is More Accurately Measured by the Lives You Touch than by the Things You Acquire"
May God Bless You and Be With You Always
 
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Sandra Gallo Regnaert
Paw Tracks LLC
 
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