Donna (My Doc Donna) Diggelman
(March 18, 1999 - August 20, 2011)
Donna, you were a precious girl. From the time we lay eyes on you, crammed in the back of your kennel at Victoryland, we knew you were meant for us. You weren't ready for adoption, so we asked the lady in charge if they would contact us when your racing days were over. A few months later, we received that call telling us that you were up for adoption. We loved you immediately.
It took you a long time to get comfortable. Who knows what you experienced as a pup. But with lots of love and affection from the whole family, you slowly came around. You were always kind of in the shadow of your roommates, first Lucy and then the very special Lucky. You outlived them both of them and came out of your shell after Lucky headed for the Bridge. You were then the "only" dog.
We were so proud of you for your gameness in working the crowds at all the Meet and Greets we dragged you to. You were a special treat to the residents at Cumming Manor and Sunrise Assisted Living where you visited with them monthly. Your beauty drew in all the folks.
It seemed like only a few summers ago at John Parker's farm that we persuaded you to race the radar gun. You surprised us all with your fleetness and by reaching 42 mph. Of course you didn't stop at the finish, so we chased you around the farm to catch you.
You never really got the hang of the kitties, especially Cassie, who loved to poke you when you walked by her. But it became a peaceful coexistence after a while. We will surely miss your wonderful face and your serene nature. We know you will rejoin Lucy, Lucky and your special friend, Bailey, beyond the Rainbow Bridge.
Run on sweet girl, we will miss you.
Helga and Rich Diggelmann