I give you this one to keep . . .
I am with you still . . .  I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not think of me as gone . . .
I am with you still . . . in each new dawn.





Smiling Blue Skies Angels

"Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you
I loved you so
'twas Heaven here with you."

Isla Paschal Richardson


Patricia Philpott

In loving memory of Patricia Philpott, who showed so many, that from the first ray of  sunlight, to the last moonbeam, each moment we have, should be filled with the pure joy of living. 

"Grizz"


 

In celebration of the life of "Grizz", Kitsana's Golden Sunset CD, who left this earth on March 27/01. Water was the absolute love of his life, and children were a very close second. Every golden sunset we see brings a smile to our faces, as we know it is "Grizz" watching over us.


In honour of "Denver" and "Shilo"


"Denver"
SR U-CD Feathermarks Wanabee A Cowgirl Can CDX JH WCI; Am CD CGC  
4/16/1995 to 10/12/2004 
Mary Shillabeer and Tom Matier

and

"Shiloh"
Mini Manor's Masquerade Can CD  
3/13/1989 to 3/22/2001
Catherine Leonard

"Goldens disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing wind songs, they whisper to us, "Don't miss me too much. The view is nice, and I'm doing just fine."

(Ashley Rice, 1999)


Azure's Love Struck Baby
 

"Teisha"

Teisha

Teisha, the heart of hearts, of Andrew and Rosemary Coss, went to The Rainbow Bridge, in October 2002. She was 13 years old, and she is missed every single day. The paths of celebration, were travelled many times in Teisha's honour, and each time, there were more reasons to dance.


"Sasha" & "Aby"

SashaAby

The Loss of a Golden Awakes the Soul of Another!

A kind forgiving breed with no shortage of love,
intelligence and companionship.
One does not enter lightly into the pack,
Without first opening your heart for the ultimate ache.
Yet your life will be filled with never ending satisfaction
And contentment, knowing every day
Your soul will be close to your hip.
Hope is true, when the time is near, be it enduring or sudden.
That you will never allow the spiritual break.
Never to be alone, without the spirit of
One who has passed through your life, or One that fills your life,
Or thoughts of One to come.
There is an end and a beginning to sorrow, ending with happiness and beginning
With sadness, time after time, until the images merely become
Past, present and future; never to fade.
How they sleep with such tranquility through eternal happiness
And in eternal life; the soul rests in peace and awakes within one's heart.

Written by Sharon Kallaste - April 4th, 1995

Composed in Memory of 'Sasha' - Bailey's Magic Golden Bark
September 9, 1986 to October 30, 1994

And to Celebrate the Life of 'Aby' - Labyrinth Christmas Spirit
November 5, 1994 to November 7, 2002


 

"Casey"

CaseyCasey

In loving memory of Westmont's Casey Berry, CGC, Delta Therapy Dog
October 26, 1995 - January 10, 2003

What can one say about that very special first Golden that hasn't already been said? That first Golden who somehow makes his way into your life, changing everything about you forevermore. Casey, my forever friend, my best bud, you came into my life when I desperately needed you, and promptly turned it upside down and inside out, with your endless puppy pranks and mishaps. Although I thought it would never happen, you grew up, and became my big, gentle, funny clown, always so very proud of yourself, each time you got a laugh. You became my ever-watchful guardian angel, a role you always took so seriously, as you stood proudly by my side. How much I miss you my brave, sweet boy. How deeply I thank you for your incredible love and devotion, and for every day we shared together, always making me laugh out loud, and for always being there to help me up when I was down. You lived your life well dear Casey, bringing Golden sunshine and laughter into the hearts of all whose paths you crossed. Rest gently my friend, and know that my love for you will never dim as I wait for the day you once again walk proudly by my side.

~ Ann Marie


"Fergus"

FergusKim, Fergus & Clyde

Fergaroo (Fergus)

August 1, 1997 - January 6, 2003

You made us smile, every day of your life.

Kim and Don Stewart


"Toby"

TobyToby

Toby

1989 - 2003

We enjoyed four years of incredible happiness, laughter and joy from this sweet rescue boy, whose goal in life was to love us, show his appreciation, and to leave no one in this world, without greeting them first. Oh, how we loved you, Toby.

Karen and Tom Jones


"Teddy"

Teddy

Teddy was shattered, when I rescued him, through Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service. He was grieving for his deceased owner, and had been passed from pillar to post. I'm now the one shattered with the loss of my soul mate.

Dawn


"Barclay"

BarclayGariwyn Paramount Importance - Barclay

Gariwyn Paramount Importance - "Barclay"
December 9, 1995 - November 6, 2003
Loved every single moment, of every single day, by Katie Jaremey

My family obtained Barclay in October of 1997. He was almost 2 years old at the time, and came from a family that could not keep him anymore. For me, he was a dream come true. I had always wanted a Golden. Once I had Barclay, I was hooked. I fell in love with Goldens.

Barclay was everything a Golden should be. He had an amazing temperment. He loved all people and other animals- other dogs, cats, even squirrels :). He was so eager to please, and loved to cuddle!

I began to show him in Junior Handling in February of 1998, and continued on until 2000 when I "aged out". Barclay went from an over-happy goofball who was a holy terror to control, to the most wonderful juniors dog i could ever ask for. It is through him that I learned so much about handling, grooming, and patience :)

Barclay was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma in June of 2003. He didn't let it stop him from being his goofy, loveable self though. We had a wonderful summer together - he dug in the dirt to his heart's content.

Sadly, we had to say good bye. I miss him more than I could ever imagine....

Sleep softly dear Barclay...


"Jazzy"


 

JAZZY’S PRAYER

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this the last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You’d not want me to suffer so
When the time comes to let me go.

Take me to where my needs they’ll tend
Only stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Though my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved

Don’t grieve that it should be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We’ve been so close we two these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

Smile, for we’ve been together for a while.

----

CH Murradale Dark Dazzler
"Jazzy Babe"
20/01/1995 - 10/10/2003
Giving unconditional love to her family, Jazzy is sadly missed by
Kim, Alan, Codey, and Kyann, of New Zealand.


"Cassie"

Cassie was born June 9, 1999 and during her 4 short years with us, she brought joy and love not only to our family but to many.  Cassie was a quiet, calm and very loving dog.  Because of her loving gentle disposition, at the age of one, she became a pet therapy dog for the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA and worked at many hospitals and nursing homes in the area.  She gave love to many patients and brought smiles and laughter to them.  She was a sweetheart to all.  At the age of 3, she was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma, a non-curable cancer.  She began chemotherapy and for 14 months fought a great battle and had a good quality of life.  However, on October 31st, 2003, she lost her battle.  She is greatly missed by many and always in our hearts.  During her short time here, she touched many and her lost will change our lives forever.

In loving memory of Cassie June 9, 1999 to October 31, 2003

Our beloved sweetheart, Cassie, will be deeply missed, and will always be in our hearts.

We'll love you forever,
Michelle, Ken, Nicki, and Bogey


"Bandit"

Bandit Jelonek 11/15/93-11/20/03
Skin Lymphoma

Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.

Let us pray:

Dear Lord above, please take Bandit's soul and keep him in your care now and forever amen. As the mother of Moses laid him in the reeds at the river's edge, entrusting him wholly to your care because she could no longer keep him safe, so we also give you our Bandit's soul. Keep him safe in your love until we come, and give us Grace to come when you call us, as he came when we called him. Forgive us those times when we did not love your pet as you would have us do, and accept our thanks for your having given him to us for his time on earth. We thank you for his loving and playful ways, for the way he always was there for us in our times of depression or trouble, and for loving us unconditionally, and for always making us happy and for always making us smile. We thank you also for the wonderful times we had at River Ranch how he loved to fetch the sticks and chew them in his own plastic swimming pool, the times at Markham Park fetching the sticks and swimming in the water, the times at Wolf Lake swimming and fetching the sticks, the times at Tree Tops park swimming in the water with his whole assortment of sticks on the other side of the canal near the lake, the times we had with him at the park around the corner from our house, the times we played frisbee and catch with the ball, the times we played "Clifford the Big Red Dog", the times we went on the boat with Uncle Timmy, the times we went camping with Uncle Gene and Aunt Diane, the times we went running together around the park and around the neighborhood, the nightly runs with his daddy, boating at Holiday park in the Everglades, Camping at Fish eating creek, Lake Okeechobee, Key Largo, swimming at Jupiter Island and Dania Beach and jumping off the docks at Uncle Davids. How mommy used to bring his hamhock bones to him every Friday night. Playing at Christy Schafale Park because this was his new happy place fetching sticks and smelling and peeing on all the smells. We will always keep you in our hearts and you will never be forgotten. Thank you Bandit for always being there for us and giving us so much love.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have is in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. ... He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of this world. ... When all other friends desert, he remains. - George G. Vest, US Senate, 1884


"Phoenix"
Phoenix

"Phoenix"
August 25, 1993 - November 20, 2003
Loved by Linda Walls


"Wicker"

Wicker, 1993 to 2003, our 'Angel Buddy", always loved and sorely missed,

by Jessie, Paul, and Meghan, of Brockville, Ontario.


"Rio" - My Forever Dog (1991-2003)

Rio - My Forever Dog (1991-2003)

You were my smiling Sunshine Boy.  I loved how you would get that look on your face and wag your tail when you were about to roll in the grass or snow and the way you would get excited by the words 'walkies', 'carrot' and 'cottage'.  The way you would come along and bump my arm with your nose so that I would pet you and when I would stop, you would do it again or give me that look as if to say 'more please'.  Thank you for loving me and letting me love you and lean on you.  You were my rock.  Thank you for being so brave.  You will always be my Forever Dog and I think about you every day.  Until we meet again......

~Love Karen


"Chipper" (1/25/98-5/8/03)
 

" Chipper, you always see the glass half full, don't you?"
 
Little did I know that those words from a dear friend would become Chipper's legacy and lesson.
 
He embodied everything that is good in this world.  Prior to coming into rescue, he had suffered from neglect.  His face was permanently scarred from untreated allergies and he had already lost a toe to a mast cell tumor.
 
But he never stopped smiling.
 
He took his acupuncture like a trooper.  He took the amputation of his toe like a trooper.  Nothing would put a damper on his spirit.  And that smile...it would melt your heart.  I know it did mine a million times over.
 
His zest for life was such inspiration.  When he'd see me, he'd have that beautiful ear to ear grin and spin around like a top.
 
Sadly, in May 2003, Chipper's health rapidly deteriorated and in spite of valiant efforts to treat him traditionally and holistically, he did not improve.  That's when I saw it in his eyes.  He was ready to go home to the Rainbow Bridge.
 
Doodlebug, there isn't a day that goes by that you're not in my thoughts.  I miss you so much.  But I know that your work here was done.  Thank you for the lessons you taught me and that you continue to teach.  Thank you for sending Trooper to me....sometimes, when he gets a mischevious grin on his face, I see you.  I know that you're his angel through his cancer treatments.  I feel your spirit so, so strongly.
 
So until the day when you catch sight of me coming across the Bridge, you run, play and have fun with your friends.  Don't worry....I'll be easy to spot.  This time, I'll  be the one spinning and grinning my way to you.
 
Godspeed, my sweet boy.


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