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Always in our hearts.....

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.” Suzanne Clothier

Prestige Vintage Sparkles (left)       Prestige Vintage Brandy CD (right)
"Sparkles"                                           "Brandy"
1986 - 1999                                      1981 - 1994

Chucklebrook Keepin Guten Morgen
2000 - 2002

Chucklebrook Rory Borealis CD
1998 - 2003

Kilmoreen Waggie Maggie CD
1994 - 2007

Maggie was known as the "teacher" to all our labs.  She always took any youngster under her wings and taught them "the ropes" of how to live with us.  She was an excellent swim instructor too, the picture at the top of our web page showed Maggie instructing Tara the fine art of how to return the bumper! Although she never did get that 3rd leg of her CDX she gave it many good tries. Needless to say she taught Gretchen lots of patience in the obedience ring! We know she is running free at the bridge with our other girls and living up to her name "Waggie Maggie". We love you Mags and you leave paw prints forever on our hearts.

Rainbow Bridge.....

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