Cannon-Mackey - Duncan - Eudora, KS

Duncan – Eudora KS
Berner Guard 23571
AKC Reg. McDuncan’s Cimarron Sunspot
DOB April 6, 2004
Deceased – Oct0ber 6, 2012

When I came to stay with BARC in the summer of 2004, they gave me the name “Spot” because of the big Swiss kiss on the back of my head. I had so much white I almost looked like an Old English Sheepdog. BARC found me at an Amish farm in southeastern Missouri when they came to get a bunch of other berners. The farmer had left me and some other “misfit” puppies out in a pasture so we wouldn’t devalue the nice looking berners when people would come to buy a puppy. I lived outside for a long time so thunderstorms, wind, and heavy rains have never bothered me.

My mom saw my picture on the BARC website and immediately fell in love with me. She’s always had a big heart for misfits (she had two English Springer Spaniels at home that someone gave away for free when they were six months old, and she had another BARC berner at home who came all the way from Hungary). She convinced my dad that “nobody else would ever want him” and came to take me home.

I learned to pull a cart, learned obedience, and always provided comic relief for the family. I made friends with new brothers Eli and Caleb and always hung out with my sister Stella.
After the 2012 Specialty, I started having problems breathing – everybody thought I might have a paralyzed larynx. But after some tests and x-rays, they found too many lymphoma tumors in my chest. I journeyed to the rainbow bridge in October 2012 with a send-off from Caleb and Stella. I miss them a lot and I know my mom and dad miss me terribly. I’m hanging out with my brother Eli, my English Springer brothers Ryno and Sosa, and other friends like Moritz and Archie Turner.

Thank you BARC for rescuing me – I had a great life!

Shari Cannon-Mackey and Alan Mackey