In Loving Memory of


April 23rd 2001 to June 13th 2011

With thanks to Elicia Brand-Leudemann for these wonderful pics
and so many special memories of her brave Berner Boy!

McCoy is home!

McCoy had surgery on September 24th '08 - "The masses were located in the middle lobe of his right lung and on his right flank under the skin. I found what I think is another small lump on the same side last night. They took out the entire middle lobe of his right lung. The surgeon said it was a text book surgery. She was able to get great margins. She also took out the masses on his left side."

Sadly the pathology results came back as Malignant Histiocytosis.

McCoy will be having chemo, the CCNU protocol.

Our prayers continue for Elicia and her family in the fight for this wonderful boy!

October 15th '08
McCoy gets driven home from chemo Porche style!

McCoy with his family

Update- April 23rd '10

On this day of his ninth year, we celebrate! It is with incredible appreciation and joy that I can celebrate McCoy's 9th birthday with him today. Two years ago, when he was diagnosed with MH, I never thought we would share this day together. Now in remission and, knock on wood, healthy, McCoy is celebrating number NINE with mama's homemade special recipe hamburgers, frozen yogurt and lots of squeezes and hugs. The past two years of living through this dreaded disease with McCoy has taught me that miracles can really happen. I am thanking my lucky stars that this miracle was bestowed upon McCoy and me. Today is a joyous day.


I love you. I Love You. I LOVE YOU!!!

Elicia Brand-Leudemann

Update June 13th '11 with much sadness

I was blessed with McCoy for 10 years. He was a gift from God. Now he is gone and I feel like part of myself is gone too. He survived MH for nearly three years. A true miracle, everyone said.

McCoy, my blessed angel, I love you with all my heart and soul. You saved me. You are my hero. There are so many wonderful memories that I have of our time together. You were a very special boy. You brought smiles to strangers, peace and joy to those who knew you and life and love to me. My heart aches with how much I miss you. I pray you are no longer in pain. I pray you are running and jumping and swimming (oh, how you loved to swim!) and eating people food where ever you are now. I hope you are looking down at your family and that you know how very, very deeply you are loved and missed.

Good bye to you, my Berner boy. You will always be in my heart. Written with tears and love,

Elicia Leudemann
Owned for 10 wonderful years by McCoy

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