I may have posted this here somewhere a while back, I lose my memory every 7 days so there is no hope for me to remember.
I knew a fellow on another online community, who was a Victoria City Police Dog Handler. His dog was Keno and he served the City until he was thriteen. When his owner/handler Wes had to have him put down, he was heart broken and posted quite a long post regarding Keno.
Funny you know that a dog will save your life and be happy to get a scratch for it. A dog will love you unconditionally and ask only the bare minimum from you.
I love dogs, big, small, mean, friendly I have never met one I didn't like.
Wes really hit home with his sorrow so I came up with this pattern in memory of Keno and as a tribute to all of the dogs that put their lives on the line for us. I tied the original with Alsatian hair from a friends dog, though I use other hair for anymore that I tie. I tried to get the colour of the dog correct and the blue peacock crest is representative of the vest that Keno and other dogs wear to work. This is the "Alsatian." And there is a picture of Keno.
I tell you all of this, not to try and blow my own horn, but to ask you all to give all of our four legged friend and protectors a moments thought this year, who else will do so much and expect so little?