Tana

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Tana

Tana’s Sire: Lelionaz Mr Right of Ann’s Lions
 
Tana’s Dam: My Lady Penninsula von der Lowenhohle
 
Whelped April 18, 2005
 
Height: 26.5″
 
OFA Hips: Good, OFA #LB-964G24F-PI
 
OFA Thyroid: Normal, OFA #LB-TH268/24F-PI
 
OFA Elbow: Normal, OFA #LB-EL900F24PI

Weight: 102 lbs
 
CERF: LB-600/2007–23
 
LCA#: 3561
 
BACL#: 07-20
 
FSS # is WS 24687501 est. 1/24/2008
 
CHIC#: 62228
 


 
 
TANA
Peninsula Leos Chanton Titania
April 19, 2005 – July 04, 2015
 
Owned and Loved by Richard, Gerry, Calvin and Steven Bennett
Bred by Kathy Lasher
 
Tana and her extant twin brother Chewie came to us from Kathy Lasher’s kennel just West of Gig Harbor, WA on the Key Peninsula. The Bennett family traveled to Gig Harbor to attend a family wedding. Coming home with a puppy, let alone two was the furthest thing from our minds as we had lost our first Leo Nala the week prior. But it was meant to be. One look at Tana and Chewie and the family fell in love. We knew the two needed to be together, and we knew they were destined to become part of our pack. We felt it in our hearts. Everyone referred to Tana in one breath as ‘Chewie and Tana’, twins after all and they loved one another well. It is very hard to be without the Tana of ‘Chewie and Tana’. Chewie misses her. Tana was Gerry’s heart dog, always at her side or feet all day long, always waiting for Gerry’s pets and love. She loved to do the dishes. She had the biggest and most generous spirit of any Leonberger we have ever owned. She never had a bad day and was always happy and devoted to her pack. She loved everyone and had a heart that smiled. Tana was an angel in a Leo’s body. She comforted Gerry’s dying father in 2009, sitting at the side of his hospital bed for hours on end while he stroked her head. She never moved until she sensed he wanted to rest. It was a beautiful thing to experience and witness her healing powers. She never earned the official title of a therapy dog, but she was one. We cherish that memory. Little Willow Leos Kennel was started 06NOV’07 with ten adorable Tana and Cowboy puppies. Litters B and C were with Cajun, and AJ. Tana was the best Mama ever. The assistants at the Vet Office still to this day tell me they never saw a better Mom dog. Tana loved going to the dog park. Her goal was to find as many people as possible to sit next to, so she could get pets (forget running around with the other dogs; she wanted people). She had a mesmerizing look with the most exquisite brown eyes. Folks at the dog park, unfamiliar with the breed, would ask us “What are these dogs good for?” to which we always replied “They are bred to be great companions.” Tana was all that and so much more. We are grateful for the past year with three generations under one roof, Tana, her daughter Lowin, and granddaughter Savannah. She was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure this spring. Her big heart just gave out in the end having given its all during life. We are forever changed because of this wonderful girl. She is free and running with her daughters Addie and Annie, offering companionship and love to all, over the bridge.