"When I need you, I just close my eyes
and you're with me ... "
you're grieving over the loss of your special friend, may you take comfort in
knowing that you are not alone ... there are many of us who are devastated by
the loss and never completely get over the heartbreak and void in our
lives. It was not "just a dog" as some may say, he/she was our
best friend, the one who taught us about unconditional love. Allow
yourself the grieving process until time heals your wound and the happy memories
begin to outweigh the sorrow. Visit the web pages linked below for some of my
special departed friends, and take a look at the writings below ... several
versions of the Rainbow Bridge. I wish you the ability to accept
that the fact that it was your friend's
time to move on to a better place, and that some day, you will be
Int'l Ch. Tealwood's Hit The Jackpot
BIS, BISS Ch. Ridge View Heartland Hit Man x Molly D'Major
10, 2001 - August 30, 2012
Jack took over
as leader of my pack, and as "owner" of a big chunk of my heart after Major
left us. Jack truly possessed the perfection of Labrador temperament,
and anyone who met him LOVED "big Jack" (as I called him). He was
quietly proud, confident and intelligent and very kind. I knew long
ago that Jack would never leave me until his dying moment ... his love for
me was one that needed to be sustained until the end. Please visit
Jack's memorial page, and his main web page, and give him a spiritual hug.
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The Fonz of Majyk Hill x Legacy's Charlie Brown)
1, 1991 - December 31, 2002
Major was my once-in-a-lifetime, soul-mate
dog and words cannot possibly express the joy and comfort he gave me for 11 1/2 years ... nor the pain of losing him to cancer New Year's Eve
2002. Many of you have met and known him over the years and I sincerely hope you will visit his memorial page out of respect for this grand
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D'Major of Tealwood
Master Centurion x Brandywine's Iron Mistress)
31, 1997 - January 18, 2008
Molly was the product of my old bloodlines
and one of my two current foundation bitches. She was with me for almost 11 years and gave me, and everyone who knew her, so much joy and
love. She also gave me wonderful offspring to carry on her fabulous temperament and intelligence. My sweet "Dolly" (as I called her)
is painfully missed but never, ever forgotten.
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Legacy's Stage hand
(Ch. Trini T's Cozbi Coz O'Legacy
x Mandigo's Midnight Blew)
June 27, 1999 - July 13, 2012
Mable came to me at 1 1/2 years from Texas. She was
a little girl with a charming, sweet, gentle personality, plus super
retrieving/hunting instincts. Mable produced some wonderful puppies
sired by Jack, then went to live with one of her 2-year-old boys, along with
my son and daughter-in-law, Erik and Sarah. I thank them for giving
Mable such wonderful retirement years. We all miss little Mable.
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Legacy's Atchfalaya Nightmare, JH x Mandigo's
31, 1997 - November 13, 2004
Summer came to me as a
3-year-old and truly enriched my life with her intense love and playful
personality. She gave me three beautiful litters of puppies and was
a wonderful mama. Unfortunately, her retirement was cut short much
too early by an incurable disease, and I sorely miss her.
Am, Can, Mex, 1978 World & Int'l CH Franklin's Golden Mandigo, CD, WCX
x Mandigo's Summer Legacy
23, 2002 - July 12, 2004
Madelaine was my pick female
from my first frozen semen breeding to the famous Mandigo, a beautiful
puppy with so much dual potential. It saddens me greatly that her
life was so short and I dearly miss this deep, gentle little girl.
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Acres Ben O'Brandy x Woodgate Knightly Impression)
10, 1994 - January 9, 1996
A very special little girl
who stole my heart from the moment she was born ... the only puppy in her
litter. Named after Scarlett O'Hara because she was so spoiled,
Scarlett was just as beautiful as her namesake and was champion pointed
from puppy class! But it was her spirit and sparkle that I will
forever miss. Come and meet my Scarlett and read her story.
of BIS Ch. Monarch's Black Arrogance,CD,WC )
20, 1986 - April 16, 1999
I purchased Dyna in her middle-age,
hoping to get just one litter from her, one of the last remaining daughters
of the highly respected multiple BISS
Ch. Monarch's Black Arrogance, CD, WC. My promise to her was to give her a
warm, loving home till her dying day. She fulfilled my wish and
reveled in being my "couch potato" until the heartbreaking
morning that she died quietly in my arms. Come visit Dyna's tribute
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When
an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our
special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty
of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and
comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored
to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole
and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times
The animals are happy and content except for one small thing ... they
miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together until the day comes when one
suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are
intent, the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away
from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster
and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your
special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never
to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands
again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting
eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your
Then, you cross the Rainbow Bridge together ...
much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
was the most beautiful Rainbow and, on the other side
meadows rich and beautiful ... lush and green and wide!
running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new,
I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright,
this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold,
I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
are still connected by a cord that no eye can see.
whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart,
you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.
1995 by Cate Guyan