This is the wonderful Panter, Hasseman's Choka (1998-2007), who died September 8th, and who is Kane's predecessor.
Panter and Ponny walking the same road, as Kane and Ponny in the other picture gallery
Hasseman's Choka (Working Ch Äventyr's Brando - Hasseman's Qia), an all black german Shepherd of working police lines
A young Panter
Panter never looked anything but alert, the best friend ever
Action dog! Jumping off the pier to retrieve
Panter and friend, White Shepherd Athena
She had a black friend too, a big male from Marsja's kennel, distantly related.
Ponny, Panter and Athena
Panter races after Mac on the beach in June, 2007
The faithfull two, Panter and Ponny
Panter, always backing her protege Ponny
Summer guests... Panter and Ponny posing at a boat house at Nesodden in Oslo, 2005
Another party trick, using old working dog skills as the retrieve being a photo model...
The Look. Even mild, gentle Panter scared off a policeman once; she kept him up against a fence untill he stopped yelling and behaved nicely.
Photo models have to work even when out in the forests.
Favorite haunt, a small lake in Maridalen, where Panter's ashed were spread - just like her old friend Simon the borzoi's
Sunset colors for the black and the brown dog
Panter leading the way, Ponny following up in the back... as always
Out for a run on my sister's farm that she had
Panter and a small friend, she was great with puppies
Panter and Ponny posing in "their" couch, which Panter customized as a pup - ripping off the arm rest, dragging the sofa across the room...
Pensive look. As ad adult she slept on the sofa. But if we came across a stuffed couch that someone had left out on the street, I could tell he "let's go", and she would gleefully rip it to pieces!
Panter at Bygdøy in her younger days
Reflections in the lake... I know she was working-bred, but she was a really beautiful GSD too!
Panter with a very young Ponny, it must have been around 2003
Panter, Ponny and me, actually
Ponny already left, Panter wants to follow some interesting scent too...
The last summer with Panter. A minute after she dived into the water in her flying leap!
This was printed in a book, I think we participated on a clicker course or something for instructor Ellen Christensen.
A bit embarassing, but we actually took part in a fashion show! At Pet Shop Girls.
Panter with a young friend, little Alem
Ponny first for once!
Sometimes they would relax together...
At other times they would do "teeth fencing"!
Very, very typical Panter pose! She is very seriously guarding my bag... and could sit like this for hours.
This is actually one of the very last pictures I took of Panter. Half an hour later she was gone for good. This is at the vet's office, after she had gotten the first shot to make her sleep. Afterwards we went out to sit by the river, all three of us, Panter chewing on the big bone she picked up at the vet clinic where we did the ultra sound that confirmed our suspicions; that she had another internal bleeding and that this was it. After getting more IV fluid, she was almost herself again - trying to get the bone as we were passing through. Of course she got it. An amazing dog that never will be forgotten. And Ponny stayed faithfully at her side untill it was over, it was a very peaceful passing over.