Girard, PA: June 28, 2011 it is with great sadness that that
I announce the passing of Big House Perdita (Patti).
was 12 1/2 years old, which is almost unheard of for a Dogue
de Bordeaux to reach this age. She had a quality life
right until the end, she was loving to both humans and other
animals. Patti's mother also live to 12 years of age.
Her sire was Big Houses's Louie the Undertaker and
Big House's Geea.
Some of her legacy remain in Big House's Asia and Big
House's Jackson( Owned by Tom & Wendy Shearer)
Patti was incredibly calm, taking each day as it came
without fuss or complaints. She loved everyone and everyone
loved her. She loved her crate and would lay with her head
propped up on the wire, even though she had loads of room to
lay comfortably. She was a wonderful guardian and a very
attentive mother. Patti was the kind of dogue everyone
wanted to take home. I was so lucky to have her. I had asked
Tom & Wendy to care for her because of my other female was
aggressive to her and I didn't want anything to happen to
her. For taking Patti and giving her the best life a dogue
could ever have, I thank both Tom & Wendy. She will be so
missed. She is now young and healthy over the rainbow
bridge, rest in peace my sweet girl.
Patti had several litters, Big Houses' Montana, was her
husband. When the pups were at the weaning stage, Patti felt
I wasn't doing a good job feeding her babies, she would eat
her food and then she would regurgitate it for the babies.
The pups would charge after her for a meal and there was I
also charging after all of them with paper towels.. She was
one incredible bitch
I have so many fond memories of Patti, one more stands out
in my mind. I had gone to work and arrived home about 9 hrs
later only to find her litter running all over my house and
Patti running after them cleaning up pee and poop, she
looked at me as if to say " I tried to keep the place clean
and control all of the babies but now its your turn!" She
was exhausted. They had gotten out of the puppy play pen,
but Id swear to this day she somehow let all of them out!
She will be fondly remembered by all whom knew her and
sadly missed... rest in peace Patti!