Our thoughts go out to Stacey and Jean Cape and Susan VanScoyoc on the death of Damon, their 17 year old Pitbull. Damon had a rough start in life. He was abused and transported from his home to the Harrisburg Humane Society at 2 years of age. An adorable picture was placed on Petfinder in an attempt to locate a forever home for his nervous and depressed dog. Stacey saw that ad and was attracted to Damon’s “flying nun ears” and huge grin. Stacey went to the shelter to spend some time with Damon who showed little interest in interacting with anyone. Stacey remained patient and took Damon to the play yard. Slowly they started to connect and when Stacey whispered “Do you want to be my dog?” Damon responded by nuzzling Stacey’s ear and at that instantly Stacey recognized Damon would be coming home with him that very day. Stacey spoiled Damon, but due to Damon’s unstable background he required an alpha presence to overcome some of his issues. Stacey hired a trainer who worked with them and helped Damon conquer his fears. It took about 4 years of diligent training but Damon immerged into a fabulous dog and his life was transformed thanks to Stacey’s persistence, patience and love. Along with canine pals Marley and Archer, Damon enjoyed hikes and playing fun games of Stacey’s creation. Sometimes Stacey would creep into the house and initiate a game of hide and seek. Damon could usually locate his best friend in less than 5 minutes. Damon stood loyally by Stacey’s side through some hard times. Stacey is heartbroken to say good bye to Damon and will cherish never ending memories of his dear friend.
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