Ch. Sierra-Starz Mountain Shadow "Shadow" and Nuttree's Tiger's Eye
"Tigger" proudly welcome their son "Ben" born August 21, 2003
Ben got to visit his granmom, Margaret (Shadow's mom) in Durham, NC
Ben left for his new home in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his caretakers, Roger and Jean
Ben came to visit us at the Metro Washington dane specialty...he had a good time!!!
Ben really enjoyed seeing his cousin, Mars, again!!!
Ben and friend Sadie at doggy day care...nap time!
Ben came to visit at a show in Fishersville, VA
Ben came to visit a show in Montpelier, VA.  Our 
deepest thanks to Ben's folks, Roger and Jean,
for making the trips so we can see this very
special guy!!!!
Yes, we are very, very handsome!!!!!
Ben came to visit us in Harrisonburg, VA...
Almost 2 and almost all grown up!
but still as cute as a "bugs ear"
Jean and Roger have done an excellent job in getting Ben through his "teen" age and turning him in to a very respectable member of their family!!!
Ben at 4 years old...what a handsome dog!!!
It was great to meet up with Jean and Roger and Ben, who is now seven!
Ben has turned into a wonderful senior citizen!
Ben developed severe spinal issues and after many attempts to relieve
pain from his condition, in
August, 2011, Roger and Jean had to make the very sad
decision to help Ben cross the rainbow bridge with peace and dignity.
Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor, those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent.  His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.  You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......
Author Unknown
Ben's 3 generation picture pedigree