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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, 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 gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them,
who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks
into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run 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 heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown... 
 



RIP Sweet Baby Girl
09/13/03-8/29/07

Baby will always be deeply missed in our family. She was truly a sweet girl with a heart of gold. She was a great dog and great family companion.
We lost her due to pregnancy complications. We were devastated and only hope now we can show and help people understand a learn about pregnancy complications. Baby was and will always be in our hearts. When she passed we had no idea and our vet had never seen anything like it. She ended up have what is called Uterin Irnisha (failing to contact). 3wks after she passed another pregnant female showed up at the clinic displaying the same symptoms and because of Baby; Dr Curry was able to diagnose her and save her life. I got a thank you card a week later from that family telling me thank you for saving their dog. Baby was a very giving dog both in life and death.
RIP Sweet girl


RIP Kane
06/24/97 - 03/6/08

Kane was what started our love of the American Bulldog breed. He was a great family dog being good with Lexi when she was a baby allowing her to pull on him and even helped her learn to walk. He was protective of his family and weary of strangers but was smart enough to know the difference between friend and foe. He was a  big Johnson Hybrid standing at 26in and weighing in at 110lbs. He lived a good long life and he will always be remembered.


 

RIP Angel
01-12-2006/10-9-2008
 

Angel was a puppy that we produced out of our last 100% Johnson litter. She was possibly one of the best structured nicest looking 100% bitches out their. We had very high hopes for her from a very young age. She Junior Championed with both the NKC and BBC by the time she was 6mths old. However about the time she turned 6mths old her temperament took a downhill turn. She became very shy and nervous about everything around her even if it was something that she had been around since she was born. We tried working with her tirelessly and to no avail she got worse. We had to stop showing her and she couldn't do anything work wise since she was just to weak nerved. I decided to give her time and see if she would out grow it. The fear she had in her head was to much for her to get over. She became very unpredictable with people and had already tried to bite some people. So we were forced to make the tough decision to put her down. I will always miss the sweet dog I knew she could be with me but I also know she is with her momma over the rainbow bridge with out the demons in her head. I truly know she is at peace.

RIP Deuce
10/2002-05/2009

Deuce was a standard male that i picked up from a breeder in Florida. He was an amazing dog with a huge head and not your typical looking standard dog. He had his fair share of health issues including entropion and developed hip dysplia at the age of 3. He had a great temperament loved kids and would have made a wonderful therapy dog. He never met a dog he didnt like including other males. He was all about fun. He was how ever a little possessive over food but as long as another dog didn't try and muscle in on his meal he was fine. We gave Deuce to some friends or ours and he lived a very happy life with their little boy who gave him a few more years of fun and joy. I was very sad to hear that they ended up putting him down as his hips started to get worse and he was having a hard time getting up and moving around. They decided that it was kinder to put him down then to let him be in pain. I thank you guys for giving him the love and joy he so greatly deserved.

RIP Rosa
10-10-10/4-12-11

I only had Rosa for a short time but she was a sweetie. Picked her up from a friend in S. Florida. She
had been to a few shows and done quite well. I lost Rosa a mistake on my part; I had left her choke
chain on after our morning walk. She got it caught on a lock pin under the mower while playing with the other dogs. I will always miss her sweet playful personality.

RIP Cleo
3-11/9-11

Cleo was my pride and joy. Cleo was very outgoing and a true spit-fire. I had big plans for her and her future. I only had her a short time but she stole my heart from the moment I laid eyes on her. She was
everything I wanted in a pup. She had great bone, nice conformation, a stellar temperament, and she was just overall a great dog. She got sick and wasn't able to recover with supportive care and treatment. She will always be missed.

RIP            
Michelin        
2-11/5-12                     

      RIP
     Daisy
          4-07/5-12

This is the loss that I have taken the hardest both mentally and emotionally.
 Both Mich and Daisy passed with in days of each other.
Mich was my pride and joy my golden child if you will. There were times I had my reservations about him as his lanky funky stage was something awful. But he always had the eagerness
and willingness to please and was a joy to work with. From the time i brought him home Mich always displayed an eagerness to work. He took 2nd in his first drivest puppy at the age
of 8wks against pups much older. We had big plans for him both in the ring and on the field.
Daisy was my baby. She was sweet and gentle and such a love bug. She was placed with us by the Warrens and she was bred to Fraizer. We had pulled her a few times and she did a great job,
she was also a great watch dog always alert and watchful. She was very eager to please and a joy to have around the house. She was fantastic with my kids and had a strong connection with
Lexi my 13yr old, and very gentle around Josh my 6yr old.

Both of them will be beyond missed both in my house and my program. I am thankful that I still have a piece of Daisy in Barney and will always cherish the time I got to spend with both of them.
RIP my sweet babies.

 


 

"Solace"

I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said,
For you to love her while she lives and to mourn for her when she is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe for two or three.
But will you, till I call her back take care of her for me ?

She'll bring her charms to gladden you and (should her stay be brief)
you'll always have her memories as solace for your grief .
I cannot promise that she will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again ?

I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy WIll Be Done,"
For all the joys this pup will bring, the risk of grief you'll run.
Will you shelter her with tenderness Will you love her while you may
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.

But should I call her back much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed my wishes to achieve,
In memory of her that you've loved, cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know she loved you too.

- Author Unknown


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