"Brownstone's Moonracer Von Skauton" May 10,2011-Oct.4,2011 I have been at the Nationals all week.On Tuesday the Townes got to the show before I did so I just went in and sat around watching eveything. Dawn and I had talked she had run "Knox" out to the van and when the show broke for lunch we went with Knox's co-owners to lunch.Afterward Dawn said we needed to go let the dogs out to pee so we headed out to the van.I had promised her to help with the puppy all week till she was sent off with another lady to get her to the judge in Kansas. Dawn got to the van before me and opened the gate I saw the two adult dogs in distress from the heat although it had been really cold that morning and it didn't seem especially hot now.I knew there was a problem I said,Oh my God ,the puppy!" I can never get the side door on her van open but I got it open then Racer's cage was elevated behind the drivers seat as I threw everything I was carring into the van I unlatched her cage.She looked as if she were sleeping ,I grabbed her rear legs and pulled her limp body into my arms and ran.I ran up 5 huge cement steps that other wise I have trouble getting up. A girl coming towards me had a bottle of water she said where do you want it I said on her head.I ran to the womans bathroom and put as much of Racer's body as I could in the sink and started running cold water over her. Racer was gone when I pulled her out but someone did try mouth to mouth and a Vet tried chest compressions it was all too late. I was given a good amount of time alone with her before we needed to go to another Vet's office.She will be creamated and return home to me. Before anyone says anything I want you to know I have forgiven the Townes ,it was an accident,horrific,and terrible,avoidable,yes,but just the same Dawn was in total shock during the whole thing, many people helped us so the two other dogs were good .One was in the hospital for the week but is doing better and went home. The Townes special, Aiden was not affected as much as the other dog. There was a hearing before we left on Friday, and one person tesified seeing the van gate up all morning ,if that is the case,IF someone closed that gate to do harm or other wise,shame on them and we all know what goes around comes around. The one thing that comforts me is believing the puppy was sleeping when she died.There were no signs of distress in her cage or by the way she looked ,she looked very peaceful and serene.It was a Nationals no one will soon forget.