|Pictured above the 1974 award winning
photo originally called "The kiss" will now be known as "Pals"
changed in 2009 to allow the firefighter photo taken in the late
nineties to retain the original newspaper title "The Kiss".
The two 'pals' here are Heath Hoytt three years of age
and Hoytt's Bewitched better known as Samantha* age five. This photo has also graced
the cover of the Doberman Pinscher Club America 1977 calendar and of
course what better way to present the personal side of this breed then with the
lithograph found further into this site. Check it out, it's an outrageously great
piece of work. 3/21/09
* Samantha was our child
until Heath came into our lives. A fully aggressive who outsiders knew
as Mean Sam for just reason. Within a short time of Heath entering our lives,
Sam became a his best 'bud' and the guardian to all the little humans who were
welcomed into our home.
Upon her gaining her wings six years later seven children
came to our home with every flower they could find and placed it around Sam as
they said their good byes. To the kids she was the smartest, toughest, funniest
and most affectionate creature they had ever known, their
first special canine relationship.