Theo – A Tribute

~ Fairhill Farm Spyglass Theodore ~
March 20 2006 – September 17 2020

 

Our beloved Theo has “crossed the bar.”

The period of our sadness and grief pales in comparison with the many years of happiness and companionship which we have enjoyed. He was a regal representative of his species.

Theo was a friendly dog, greeting everyone with affection and receiving an abundance in return. On one occasion he attempted to leave with the FedEx delivery man! He loved attention, often demanding it with a gentle paw-push or a nose-nudge. Social gatherings included his working the room after which he usually found a place to relax and recuperate.

In accordance with his gentle nature, he left us with neither a whine nor wimpier – a class act.
Science tells us that dogs have 25% of identical human DNA – we suspect that his share was much more than that.

Theo will be cremated with one of his favourite “woollies” and a granite marker will be procured for him to join the gallery of our three other standard poodles. They will have excellent company.

We acknowledge loving caregivers, Dr. Lois Fiander and her assistant, Holly, his faithful groomer, “auntie” Gwen Lohnes, dog sitters, Steve and Joyce Nickerson, Agnes Moase and his breeder Kathryn Diefenbach.

In tribute to Theo: 

Crossing the Bar

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Brian and Ros

Poodle Serendipity in Twillingate

We four are at Twillingate at a campground with our Roadtrek. Tori and Boye are enjoying the change in scenery.

Out of the woods came two standard poodles. We let all the poodles off leash and they had a ball.  As it turned out they were relatives! Phoebe and Gilbert – red and black with Keeper being the father of both. Boye‘s sire was also Keeper. They really had a family time. The owners are from Nova Scotia but living in Cornerbrook for the last seven years.

We spent only one night in a motel when we were in Newfoundland and “the queen” made the most of it.

“I am ready for bed!” Victoria Reine has settled in.

 

Lesley and Jean and Tori and Boye.

 

Ginger: the darling of St. Mary’s Parish

Father Gil & Ginger 2009

Ginger 2019

Ten years ago I came to fairhill farm and you suggested that Ginger would be the best fit for me. Today she is 10 years old and still very much the puppy. She had her checkup a few weeks ago and the veterinarian said that she was in excellent health – including her very good teeth.
I am grateful to you, Kathryn, for you steering me to Ginger. She is a great companion and friend and is the darling of St Mary’s Parish here in Prince George. We have our regular walks and she is always happy to see me when I come home.

Thank you for giving me many happy memories.

God bless,

Gilbert J. Bertrand OMI
St. Mary’s Church
Prince George BC

Walker Awarded St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog of the Year

Walker receiving the St. John Ambulance 2017 Therapy Dog of the Year Award.

At eight years Walker is a wonderful companion whose right to socializing and exercising gets me out, even in poor weather. He still thoroughly enjoys visiting Yarmouth Hospital and anywhere else he thinks he might meet someone who would pat him. Most importantly, his sense of humour closely matches mine and so life is good.
Martha Cassidy