Ginger, trusted pal, is gone

My trusted pal Ginger passed away while on our morning walk. She was happy to go on our outing. We got to an intersection by the sports field and she dropped. When I arrived at the veterinarian’s she was gone.

Ginger and I had 12 great years and I am truly grateful for
those 12 wonderful years.

God bless you.
Gilbert

St Mary’s Parish
Prince George, BC

Syd – a farewell for the very best

 

 

 

 

 

Our hearts 💕are broken
Our tears are flowing😢
TODAY we lost someone
Who was  WELL WORTH knowing

SYD, Kathy and Dave’s beloved standard poodle
Was a  dog of  GREAT renown

Known FAR and WIDE and all around town

He  surely was ONE of the VERY BEST
By the BEST
I mean BEST DOG IN SHOW
Admired and loved WHEREVER he did go

His manners were IMPECCABLE
Never BARKED LOUDLY,   GROWLED, NOR HOWLED
Never EVEN took a bite

In fact, never gave a single soul a FRIGHT
And for those who have met him they will NEVER forget him

We will REMEMBER:

 SYD’S GENTLEMANLY WAYS:
Didn’t gobble his food, only chewed, always polite, never rude

WE’LL REMEMBER:
Syd’s  patience, while waiting for bacon

WE’LL REMEMBER:
How squirrels were chased, but always out of reach

WE’LL REMEMBER:
How he loved  to run,  and how he loved to  walk on the beach

WE’LL REMEMBER:
The way that he tilted his head, understanding EVERY  word that was said

WE’LL REMEMBER:
The tail wags, when you tickled him under his chin.  I’m sure that he definitely managed a grin.

Syd was LOVED, he was CARED for,  his life was the BEST
May you go peacefully SYD,   be at rest

May the squirrels be waiting to give you a chase
May Walter be up for a very fast race
May you know that we loved you

We’ll love you forever
There never was a dog who could have been better.

 

 

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

Rip – living life to the fullest

Rip dressed as UPS man for Halloween 2018

Rip crossed the rainbow bridge before his time. He was a wonderful dog and we couldn’t have asked for a better companion. He maintained the same qualities of interactive engagement that you observed when he was a little puppy. We’re so glad he was ours, even if his time with us wasn’t as long as we’d hoped. He lived his fullest, best life right up until the end.

Hogan: my best friend

My beloved Hogan has left this world. He would have been 14 years old in August. He was the best dog anyone could have asked for. He was very healthy his whole life until a week ago. On Monday I let him go.

He was my best friend and the most wonderful companion anyone could want. He was my life and I miss him dearly. Thank you for giving me the pleasure of having him in my life.

Melissa

Sabrina – Forever Remembered

Sabrina on the Shore at Cape Cod

With sadness, tears, and a heavy heart, I write to tell you that Sabrina took a sudden turn for the worse these past two weeks as she was about to turn 16 1/2 years old. Thank your for sending us such an amazing puppy. She was a true family member and had a wonderful life; we miss her so very much. She will be in our hearts forever. One of my favorite pictures of Sabrina was taken at our home in Cape Cod – her absolute favorite place to be.

We are mourning Sabrina but we also look forward to welcoming a new poodle puppy into our lives soon. Thank you again for blessing us with Sabrina for so many years. We look forward to perpetuating her legacy with one of your magnificent puppies.

Marjorie

Kali & Jagger of Riverview

Kali and Jagger

My husband and I have had two beautiful puppies from fairhill farm over the past twelve years. Kali is almost seven years old and is a wonderful companion. Sadly, Jagger died last August from lymphoma. He was the offspring of Shy Valentine (Pookie) and Zelda. He was the best dog we have ever owned. He was 12 years old, lived a full life and was only sick for the last two weeks of his life. His passing has left a big void in our hearts and even Kali was several weeks getting over the loss of her dog.

Debbie
Riverview, NB

Bridget: A long life full of love and happiness

Bridget

I am saddened to tell you that our Bridget passed away this past October. We are so very grateful to have had her for 16, almost 17, years. This summer we celebrated her birthday in great style at our house in East Hampton with an evening walk on her favorite beach. She had slowed down the last two years, but we can happily report that she had the very best life. She was truly our family member. Our two children were mere toddlers when you sent her to us, and now they are young adults.

Bridget didn’t have a mean bone in her body, and she would lean on guests and look at them with her big doe eyes and melt everyone’s heart. She was a bit famous in among our family and friends as she had bountiful energy when outside, yet was sweet and docile when home. She was very attentive yet comfortable in her own skin and was never needy.

We all miss Bridget very much, and we know we need time to mourn her, but we also look forward to welcoming a new poodle puppy into our family when the time is right.

Tamara and family

The Passing of Oliver – an incredible and loving dog

Oliver

After 14 and a half years of unconditional love, Oliver passed away on Friday, December 22rd. He was an incredible dog and loved everybody that he met. He will surely be missed.

We are happy that we have Augustus. He and my son have become best friends. We are all getting ready for celebrating his 1st birthday in January.

Patrick and family

Magnificent Henry: A Life Lived Large

The Magnificent Henry McGuffin

Our dear Henry McGuffin passed away yesterday. We are heartbroken. He was a magnificent dog and lived life large. He had a great time every day, playing with his friends, running through the woods trails, or chasing a ball in the lake. He did everything with passion. We adored him for his character, his loyalty, his endless capacity to love, his athletic abilities, and his cuddles. He loved his little sister Remy Rose and they were very close. She is now sleeping in his bed, curled up on his pillow.

We never ceased to marvel at Henry’s character and intelligence. He was not always easy going, particularly when he determined that two dogs in the park were “playing wrong” and intervened. We once hired a dog behaviorist to help us sort out Henry’s personality. She said Henry was one of the most remarkable dogs she had ever met, that Henry was fiercely intelligent (which we knew) and a policeman who strived for law and order. He was never aggressive but would intervene when two dogs became too rough or when one was not playing by the dog rules. He was fondly known as The Sheriff or The King by everyone at the dog park who came to appreciate the role he played, particularly in training their rambunctious young dogs. He was a neighbourhood fixture, famous for his character and delightful personality. Since the news of his passing, we have received so many calls, emails and hugs – including from a tearful neighbour yesterday in the grocery store.

Henry was endlessly patient with young dogs and puppies as well as with small children. I have never seen another dog who allowed a puppy to hang from his ears! He was a wonderful friend to other dogs, and had in particular five close, lifelong friends who he saw regularly. Unfortunately two of them died in the past two years.  I know Henry still missed his neighborhood friend, Kasey, because he would stop by his house, look, and sigh.

Henry got to really savour this last Christmas. One of his favourite things was opening his presents so of course we made sure he was awash in things to open – particularly his beloved ‘dollies’ or squeak toys, and his favorite treats.

We have so many wonderful memories of Henry that we will cherish for the rest of our lives! Please know that we couldn’t have loved Henry more, and that he will always be in our hearts. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful friend.

Charmaine