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.
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
"In celebration of the life of Dina's Dad"
In Loving Memory of Tania's Beloved "Coady"
17 years less two days, and so many memories. You were my
inspiration for the Canine Wellness Centre and without you, my life would not be
Thank you for all that you were, the good and the bad.
In Loving Memory of "Annie Correale"
May 27, 2005 - March 19, 2011
It is with great sadness and a
heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of my beloved Golden Retriever,
Annie. Annie lost her courageous battle with liver disease at 12:30 p.m., March
19th, 2011. In her short life, Annie touched so many people's lives. She formed
special and unique bonds with so many people in her life - whether it was a
special morning treat or carrot, a soft whimper as she nestled her head into
your lap or for some of you, an out and out hysterical greeting as you entered
her home. She had a way of making everyone who crossed her path feel special.
I feel so blessed to have had her in my life. She shepherded me through some
very difficult times and taught me many things about life and love that I will
never forget. And over the last few weeks, as her disease progressed, our bond
grew stronger every day. No one on earth will miss you more, my sweet baby girl,
but know that I will carry you with me in my heart, each and every day, for as
long as I shall live.
I thank you all for your love and support for Annie and I over these last few
difficult months. It has meant more to me than you will ever know.
Annie was truly an angel sent down from heaven and the stars will shine a little
bit brighter each night now that she is watching over us all.
In Loving Memory of "Lucky"
. . .
IN LOVING MEMORY OF TOFFEE
. . .
August 7th, 2001 to January 15th, 2011
It is with a sad heart I am writing this email. Toffee passed away suddenly on
Saturday morning from a a heart tumor that burst.
God chose the right time. We were all with her surrounding her with love. Toffee
was gentle, peaceful and a pure light.
It came so fast and so soon. She was UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. I
loved her and she will always remain in my heart.
I am so grateful she did not suffer. She was at peace.
Life is precious and unconditional love is the most important thing in life.
Our time is short and more than ever we need to surround ourselves with only
love and happiness.
Toffee was our little angel and now she is looking over us and guiding us to be
better human beings. Jennifer
She led the way
Our beam of light
Heart wide open
Loving everyone in sight
She planted seeds of joy
Our path to follow
Sparkling eyes and wagging tail
Never a moment to wallow
She showered us with pure love
Our hearts’ skipped a beat
The soul of an angel
Unlike any other we’ll meet
She taught us how to live
Our teacher to the end
Speaking through tender feelings
Hearts she did mend
She sensed the need
Our emptiness inside
Filling us with peace
Even as she died
She was a saint
Our gift of love
We miss her kisses and cuddles
But she watches us from above
Our little Toffee Monster, Toffee Apple, Magoo
Tofflelinion, Mookie we’ll always love you
Thank you for nine magical years
We’ll honour your memory in all we do
August 7, 2001 – January 15, 2011
In Loving Memory of Shelley's "Gable Orleans"
In Loving Memory of Suzan Norrie's "Lazyriver Sweet Sasha"
Am/BIS Bda/BISS Can CH Lazyriver Sweet Sasha OD SDHF CGC TDI
March 25, 1998 - June 2, 2011
At 3:38 p.m. on Thursday June 2nd, one of the most magnificent creatures I have
ever had the honour to share my life with left on her journey to the Bridge.
Am/BIS Bda/BISS Can CH Lazyriver Sweet Sasha, OD, SDHF, CGC, TDI. Barely 6
months since Savanah left me, now another huge part of my heart has been ripped
from my chest.
Sasha fought tumors on her liver for the past 2 months. We thought at first they
were abscesses but a second ultrasound showed they were tumors, and her
blood-work got progressively worse week after week. She had a wonderful day this
past Monday, going swimming in the pool and retrieving her beloved bumper and
rolling in the grass and dirt. She actually did really well right up until
Tuesday, when she started refusing food. I gauged how she felt each day by her
rolling in the grass when we first went out in the mornings. She hadn't done it
since Monday so along with her not really eating I knew it was time. I had
promised her I would not let her suffer. Wednesday and Thursday we spent a lot
of time together on the swing just hanging out and watching the other dogs play.
She had decided dog biscuits were still ok to eat so whenever she would take one
she got it. Her passing was very peaceful, right there on the swing where we had
enjoyed so much time together.
Sasha was a once in a lifetime dog. She was the only girl in a litter of 4. I
asked Shawnee to give me a perfect little girl and she sure did just that with
Sasha. So beautiful. So intelligent. A true Golden temperament. Perfection all
rolled up into a Golden body. She was the ultimate show dog. She was 8 months
old the first time she went in the ring where she won Best Puppy In Specialty
Sweepstakes and then Reserve Winners Bitch. She was 12 years, 4 months old her
last time in the ring and she won her Veteran class and went on to win a JAM. A
few in between highlights include a Best In Show in Bermuda with me handling
her, 2 Best In Specialty Show wins, 3 GRCC National Specialty BOS wins, and a
JAM at a GRCA National Specialty.
Sasha was amazing to watch when moving. She took my breath away. I swear you
could put a cup of coffee on her back and she wouldn't spill a drop. I was
pretty much unknown so I would often overheard people talking about Sasha at
shows. It always amazed me as it seemed like everyone knew her. She stood out in
the ring and she demanded people's attention so I guess that was why. I remember
her first GRCC National. She was 15 months old in a class of Specials lined all
the way around a huge horse ring. The judge was slowly making her way around the
ring looking at the dogs and she literally did a double take with Sasha. She
stopped, turned around and took a second look at her. It was my first National,
and I was so excited to see Sasha make cut after cut after cut. She went on to
win BOS and Best Canadian Bred In Show that day.
Sasha was also an amazing mother after she got over being terrified by first
born Savanah screeching her way out. Poor Sasha, she wanted no part of that
whelping box or contractions for a while after Savanah was born. Then she
settled down and became the best mother ever. She gave birth to 20 beautiful
puppies in her 2 litters. She continued mothering her kids here right until the
end, cleaning them whether they wanted it or not. It was really cute to watch
both Sydney and Skylar go to her to get their ears cleaned. Some people say dogs
do not remember their offspring. Well Sasha said patooie to that. She knew her
kids and every time one came to visit they got a warning growl from her when
they arrived, almost as if to say they better be on their best behaviour. Only
one growl, and only to her kids, never any other dogs.
Sasha and her second litter which became known as the Sashettes have produced a
calendar each year since they were born and have raised over $10,000 now, which
has gone to The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund and The Goldstock Fund. It is
that for which I am most proud of Sasha and her Sashettes! They have helped make
The house just seems so empty now without Sasha here. The other dogs are very
subdued and I know they miss her as much as I do. Sasha, I held you as you took
your first breaths in this new world of yours, and I held you as you took your
last breath. You were such a special dog, always there for me when I needed you.
We had such a special connection. At times I think you knew what I was going to
do before I did. My life was so much better for having had you in it and I will
hold you in a special place in my heart forever, until we are reunited again. I
love you so very much little girl.
In Loving Memory of CH DONAMOR ONCE IN A BLUE MOON CD WCX MH VCX
February 1, 2003 – June 19, 2011
I'll be seeing you in every lovely summer's day;
In every thing that's light and gay,
I'll always think of you that way.
I'll find you in the morning sun,
And when the night is new.
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you."
In Loving Memory of "Cookie" Grove
July 27, 1998 to March 21, 2011
This is a tribute to our beautiful Cookie who recently passed away.
She was adopted at 2 ½ years of age, by Eric and Sari Grove.
Sari passed away at the age of 42 from breast cancer and Cookie
gave Eric a reason to get up in the morning and eventually find love in the dog
Cookie was our Stella x Mulder girl and was very much like her parents . . .
sweet, loving and always wagging.
She is missed by all of us who knew and loved her.
~ Michelle and Tony ~
In Loving Memory of Wendy's Beautiful "Katriel," stolen far too soon . . .
Everyone hug your dogs in memory of Katriel.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
In Loving Memory of "Chaos" . . . Motherlode’s Casta Chaos Spell
August 8, 2003 - August 10, 2011
Chaos, it was our honour and privilege to love you for 8 wonderful years. You
were a people dog and everyone you greeted said you were the happiest dog they'd
ever met. You tackled life with joy and enthusiasm that knew no bounds. You
failed the therapy dog test for too much enthusiasm, but brought your own brand
of therapy to people every day. You were a Doggie Blood Donor and helped save
lives. You were our scout and our protector. You were a great big brother to
Sunny May and taught her so much in such a short time. You'll always be our
special little man. You've been taken from us too soon and we will miss you.
"Night, Night Chaos, love you baby boy . . . you're very special and don't let
anyone tell you otherwise."
Wendy, Reg and Sunny May
In Loving Memory of "Kayla" . . . pure light and love
In Loving Memory of
AmCan CH Fyreglo’s Family Circus SDHF . . . "PJ"
April 23, 2002 – November 24, 2011
The ultimate show dog who simply loved everyone he met and loved and lived life to
the fullest, I just don’t know what I will do without my big beautiful red dog.
In Loving Memory of "Rocky" Orwig
February 6th, 1999 to November 28th, 2011
He was Deb's shadow and stick-tight for 11-1/2 years.
Everyone will miss his tail, that never stopped wagging!
In Celebration of the Life and in Loving Memory of "Brenna"
Photo courtesy of Neil Kinnear and Lesley Chung.
In Loving Memory of Terry and Anna-Marie's "Luka"
Conquerer's Good Luck Charm Am MX, MXJ
In Loving Memory of "Gabby"
In Loving Memory of Tobi and Jon's "Dylan"
A very special dog came into our lives as a 4 month old puppy, who, was actually
an adult dog from day one. He never chewed or ripped anything apart. He never
had an accident in the house with the exception of the last day of his life.
How do you sum up the life of a dog who saved your life in so many ways? He was
always in between Jon and myself keeping us close when we lost so much. He
adored his Golden girls and loves to herd them into our swimming pool only to
herd them back out and start all over. This became his job. When he and Terri
accidentally became tied and I had no idea if we were going to have
Golden/Aussies, I secretly hoped we would have. He really did love his Goldens.
Dylan was able to convince me I had something terribly wrong with me. He forced
me to persuade my doctor to do something about it when my doctor did not want
to. Dylan was instrumental in getting us into all venues of dog training. He
never achieved his CH but was always and will always be my Champion and Life
Line. Some may remember the little brown and white dog at the 1999 National in
Rhode Island where we met so many of you that year. It was fantastic. Dylan
opened a doorway I never knew existed.
So many may remember him from Goldstock as the non-Golden who was winning so
many relay races, that they had to say only Goldens could enter the relays and
attain ribbons. A Golden he was not, and we laughed so hard as I pulled the
hotdog from his throat so he could win that particular relay.
He was fast and agile, and without a doubt, an exceptional dog. I'm not crying
right now but the tears do come. He is free of pain and his body is whole once
again. We tried so hard to do so many different alternative treatments to help
ease his pain, but to no avail. We were unable give him what he needed most,
which was to give him back his youth. His body just gave out and we made the
decision let him go. Dylan has been in our lives before and will pray he will be
again someday. Until we meet again, my beautiful handsome chocolate marble cake.
Loving and missing you will all my heart and soul.
In Loving Memory of Ron and Patty Simmons' "SAMMY"
In Loving Memory of "Haley Anderson"
1/19/99 to 6/3/11
"Goldens take your heart and cherish it.
They walk with it and sleep with it, and they never let it out of their sight."