Loved Pets Who Are Waiting At the Rainbow Bridge
ATCH V, ADCH, PDCH, Granite’s Rubicon Star, ASCA MT, TDX II, TDIII, AKC
TDX NF, USDAA LAA-Bronze, CGC, DNA-VP
February 1, 2005- March 12, 2019
Much Loved by Donna and
It was with great
sadness and many tears that Ken and I said goodbye to our beloved,
precious Rubi on March 12.
She was the best little red Aussie ever, and
brought us over 14 years of love, joy, adventure, and so many friends.
As a baby puppy, Rubi was the first one in her litter that we decided
we shouldn’t keep. As the smallest puppy, she played so hard and tugged
so ferociously, we thought her personality might clash with her mother
Star. We went with our hearts tho, and kept the red pup. She ended up
being perfect for us, and she rarely tested Stars bossiness. Rubi
didn’t care much about other dogs, but preferred to socialize with
people. She could get almost anyone to tug with her. A stranger could
be standing there and suddenly find themselves tugging with her. Rubi
was very tenacious and had an indomitable spirit, always giving 110% in
Rubi and I competed in two very different sports. She started her
tracking career at 8 weeks old, excelled greatly, and passed every ASCA
and AKC field tracking test that we entered. It was truly thrilling to
just hang on to my tracking line and watch Rubi methodically work out
complex cover changes and obstacles. I trusted my dog, and she was
definitely in charge! Of course, after finding the glove at the end of
each track, she insisted we play tug with it! We were honored to be the
first team to earn the ASCA Master Tracker title.
As methodical as she was at tracking, Rubi was the exact opposite in
agility. She had little impulse control at the start line or for
staying on contacts(I know it was mostly my fault). She would blast
around the course at full speed, barking with joy the whole time. I had
such a hard time keeping up with her. Sometimes it felt like we were
racing each other! She could get lots of other dogs barking, and I know
people loved to watch her. She was such an exhilarating dog to run,
always a thrill for me! She retired from competition last November, but
we continued going to class until about 6 weeks ago, because she loved
it so much.
Rubi had 2 litters of puppies. The first was with Taiko( Slipstream
Imperial Drumbeat), born in 2010. Boca, Camper, Chime, Slyder, and Tug.
The second litter was with Bart( Twin Oaks Black Bart II), born in
2013. Boots, Cole, Echo, Nikki, Rylee, Logan. We were finally ready for
another puppy, and we kept Logan. He would play-bow and cajole Rubi
into chasing him around the house every day. Rubi liked to taunt Logan
with a toy and the run behind furniture so he couldn’t grab it from
her. They made us laugh so much! It’s so great to get to see Rubi’s
other kids, grandkids, and great grandkids out there having a blast and
carrying on her legacy.
Most of all, Rubi was our loving, happy, loyal, spoiled family member.
She truly led a life that would be the envy of any dog; going hiking,
camping, and on many RV trips with us. We will so miss looking into
those amber eyes, and playing tug, and yes, I think we might even miss
all of that barking!!
Rubi-doo, you were the best!!! We love you forever and cherish all of
our memories together. RIP sweet girl, we’ll meet again at the Rainbow
More Rubi Pictures
Much Loved by Erika Maurer
Maddie and Piper
Maddie and Piper
Much Loved by Sue Rush
Maddie and Piper will
always be in my heart forever. They were full sisters, always
joined at the hip. Very similar, yet different. It’s going to be very
difficult to not have them in my life anymore.
July 15, 2000 -
February 20, 2018
PDCH-Bronze LAA-Gold Vaquero’s Udder
Madness SCH-G JCH-G TM-P PKCH-S PJCH-S PRCH-S PTM-G
[OA AXJ AKC/ASCA TDX]
Maddie was my first
agility dog and she loved the sport immensely. Always up for working,
she would give 110% because she enjoyed it so much. Nothing really
fazed her, she just had a presence about her. She and I connected the
day I met her at 5 weeks old when she came up, sat in my lap and stared
into my eyes. Couldn’t have asked for a better dog. She had brilliant
work ethic and was a fantastic agility dog (super tight turns!) and an
even better tracking dog. Her favorite thing was to travel in the RV
and her ball. Madeline Silvercheeks, I will miss you forever.
January 22, 2002 - July 16, 2018
ATCH ADCH-Bronze PDCH-Bronze
LAA-Gold Vaquero’s Piper’s Picnic GCH-G
JCH-P SCH-P RCH-P TM-P ASCA/AKC TDX
Piper was such a joy to run. We had so much
fun on the course and made a pretty good team with many successes. She
was very athletic, fast and easy to run. She always knew what to do
and I miss running her so much. Tracking was another
passion and she excelled at that as well. But mostly she was a great
companion who loved hiking and going to the beach and traveling to
interesting places. Piper was full of life and enjoyed everything we
did together. Her favorite place was the beach where she would dig
giant holes and chase the ball. Fly high Pipes! You always
Owned and Loved By Glen
and Blance Stimpson
Owned and Loved By Tract
and Scott Lovelis
ATDs BN GV-N-OP JV-N-OP RV-N-OP RA
RNC JSDA-O RN-X GSDA-N RSDA-N
Much Loved by
the little red dawg,
left us on the 21st. She was my heart dog, my 1st in many ways. She was
Aussie, and addicted me to the breed. She was the
1st dog I put a title on
myself. She was the 1st dog I did rally with, the 1st dog I trialed on
The 1st and probably the only Corgi to attend not one but 3 ASCA
was purchased as an
agility dog, when my mixed breed Tim made it clear he was ‘all done’
sport. But over her 13 years, she became so much more. She earned
titles in 3
agility programs- ASCA, USDAA, and CPE. With a better handler she
would have gone much further. Many people helped us become a better
the years, and I will always be grateful to them. She was titled in AKC
ASCA Obedience & Rally.
age 5, I took her to try
working sheep and her passion was found. She would work sheep every day
she dropped if we had let her. She did other sports because I asked
worked sheep because she loved it. With a lot of help &
2016, I trialed her myself on ducks at ASCA Nationals. We never Q’ed,
was still the proudest moment of my life. The Advanced Trial Dog Sheep
earned with my friend, Trish, handling was the highlight of her career.
vet found the tumor on
her spleen on Valentine’s Day. She went into surgery to have it removed
21st. She was happy, smiling that Aussie smile. She had spent the night
romping with Ruger, played that morning. I had kissed her head, gotten
in return, and told her I loved her. When the vet called to tell me the
had started to bleed, and that there were lesions on her liver, I made
decision I could, and let her go while she slept. She never got a
before or after her name, but she was a champion in my eyes. I will
every day of my life, and always be grateful for the many worlds she
‘That’ll do, little girlie.’
Rest well, and work the flocks in Heaven until we meet again.
AKC and ASCA RN,
2/16/07 - 12/1/2017
Much Loved by Jo and Fred Delvy
On December 1st, 2017 we said good bye to our
Truely Scrumptious! She gave up her battle with Cancer and passed away
just 2 months shy of her 11th Birthday!
We met Truely and brought her home when she was already 1 year and 10
months. Her time with us with much too short!
Truely was such a fun dog and what adventures we had together!
have owned and loved Aussies in the past, but she was a first for me in
many ways. I didn’t know what Rally was before Truely. We trained and
learned Rally together and even entered into the show ring. This was
another first! We made our share of mistakes, but still won ribbons and
titles in both ASCA and AKC in Advanced A and B. We attended ASCA
Nationals in Oregon (2016), and won our Advanced Title, then went on to
place 2nd in a Team Rally event. Most recently we participated in an
AKC Rally Masters Training Video.
Truely, we miss you so much. The
house is so quiet without you. At times it seems as if you are still
here rummaging through your toy box to find the “perfect” toy to play
with for the day! If only this could be true, dear Truely!
Friends and neighbors still wonder and ask about you.
And, the Kitties, Larry, Moe and Mom still look for you outside!
at least you are pain free! Run Truely -- Run Free and Without Pain at
the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again! Love from your Mom and Dad!
ATCHVI MACH PACH ADCH Finley
3rd 2012 ASCA Finals
Veteran HIT 2016 ASCA Nationals Trial
July 14, 2007 - February 4, 2017
Much Loved By Susan Laursen
Greatest Mama's Boy
Scout GS-N JS-N RS-N
October 9, 2002 - November 17, 2016
Much Loved By Nancy Stucker
February 6, 2006 - July 18, 2016
Much Loved By Jenny Hutchinson
So heartbroken to say that I said goodbye to my devoted heartdog Zoey
on Monday. I will miss her forever.
August 7, 2000 - July 1, 2016
Much Loved By Anne and Will Hershey
ASCA & AKC TD, TDX
Mittens would have been 16 years old on August 7.
Mittens slept a lot during her final two years, but she could rouse
herself for walks, meals, and going through the dog door to
care of her business out of doors --- she knew the routine
promoted it. Last night was different:
collapsed. She couldn’t get up, even with help from
she didn’t seem to recognize us. She lost bowel and bladder
control. Our five-year-old male, Kestrel, sniffed
knew something was wrong. I put a towel under
This morning she still was lying on that towel on the
kitchen floor. She didn’t lift her muzzle to sniff
face. She had left us. So we did what we
knew we had
Mittens was a
darling black bi-colored
puppy with four white paws and a white shirt front. Our
four-year-old granddaughter, Shasta Tresan, named her
“Mittens.” The puppy started out with
stamina and drive, and she developed into an excellent
dog--- she earned her AKC TD title at age 7 months, on her first
attempt. She passed her AKC TDX at age 2 ½ years at Bear
Pheasant Farm near Eugene, OR. In her prime, I used
as a demo-dog for my tracking classes. She earned
TDX titles in ASCA Tracking as well. She
several VST tests and nearly passed two of them, but “nearly”
isn’t good enough for a Tracking pass. She lost
at age 11, so I retired her from entering tests.
Mittens had severe bilateral congenital hip
diagnosed on x-ray at age 4 years. We had trained
and earned some novice titles early on, but I gave
Agility soon after her diagnosis. She was
natural retriever and loved to retrieve sticks from the surf at Pacific
Ocean beaches--- she would swim out and retrieve forever, it
seemed. I’ve owned Aussies since 1989, and each one
a different personality. Mittens was very friendly toward
people--- really loved people, even strangers, an unusual
for Aussies. But she disliked other dogs, and other
disliked her--- she wasn’t actively aggressive, but she
her lip and warned other dogs away when they approached
her. I always have had two Aussies at a time, and Mittens had
issues with my other females, Blaze and Patch. So
until our male Aussie, Kestrel, joined the family
Mittens had a real dog companion. Thanks to advice from Susan
Roberts, I kept Mittens and Kestrel crated near each other but
physically separated for Kestrel’s first 5 months
household. As Mittens relaxed, we all took walks together,
finally the dogs became “friends.” Kestrel always
very solicitous of Mittens, and he will miss her as much as we
Mittens passed on
peacefully. I held her
close and told her she was a “Good dog” and that we loved
What more can we do? I had to say
goodbye. I've known
it was coming for a while, but that still doesn't make it any easier.
ATCH-X MACH PACH
ADCH-Silver PDCH-Platinum C-ATE
Jole' Cajun Chaps
MT, CD , RAX, REX, RM, VVD-Bronze,
MCPSC-Bronze, MCPJC-Bronze, S-TN-E, S-EAC, S-ECC, S-WV-E,
O-TG-E, HP-E, ExFH, ExJU, ExSN, ExJP, ExST, MJB, MXPB, PAX, MXF, TQX,
MFP, TQXP, T2BP, AKC TDX, CGC
July 30, 2003 - April 16, 2016
Owned and Loved By Jean Danver
Shortly after 6 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016, Chaps died of heart
failure while we were carrying him into Adobe Animal Hospital.
I could tell this was coming on since Thursday. He gradually could walk
less and less before dropping down to pant for awhile to get his breath
back. By Saturday morning, he could only go about 30 feet before
dropping down to pant and rest for a few hours. At that point I knew I
was loosing him. Still, he was Chaps to the end, making sure he ate his
breakfast and went to the bathroom outside off the lawn. He was happy
about the prospect of taking an evening walk even though he only got as
far as about ten feet beyond the garage.
The entire Danver family was grief stricken. Chaps was a large part of
my life and my family's life over the past 12 years and other people's
lives were touched by him as well. Last time we were downtown, someone,
I didn't even know, ran a whole block just to pet him.
Chaps was adored by my parents' nursing home, where he played the
roll of therapy dog, though he never had any training. Gayle at the
Chamber of Commerce building loved to have him do tricks for her for a
treat or 2 or 3. The first day we were in Williamstown he embraced the
group walking their dogs in the athletic field and that was all it took
to become a member of the community. And there was tracking and
agility. We went to ASCA Nationals 7 times making friends from all over
the country, not to mention Bayteam, SMART, PASA, the folks at WAG, the
New England agility folks and AKC communities, friends, children's
friends and neighbors. Chaps just had a way of crawling into people's
Running Chaps in agility was like being in a magically connected 30-45
second world. He had an amazing ability to figure out what we were
supposed to do together. Sure we had mess ups, 99.9% of them mine, but
that was not often.
By the time he died he had earned 28 agility championships in five
different venues, was the 3rd dog to earn an ASCA Master Tracking Dog
title and won the Double Digit Agility Finals Champion award at ASCA
Nationals two years in a row. He was a PASA Silver Buckle winner seven
times. And earned multiple top ten USDAA awards for the past seven
years. But it wasn't the achievements that meant the
Chaps was always happy and his happiness made me happy.
Chaps was stricken over night on February 7, 2016 with auto-immune
encephlitis. We thought he would be cured, but the muscle
side effects of medication got his heart in the end. It
seem fair that Chaps was robbed of his old age by this brain disease.
He deserved a few years of just taking walks and tending to his bone
relocating projects. But then, maybe he didn't see it that way. A long
wonderful life and only a couple of months.
Damn I miss you, Chaps, It is going to take awhile.
March 27, 1999 - October 8, 2015
Much Loved By Dave Connet
Today I had to say goodbye. I've known it was coming for a while, but
that still doesn't make it any easier.
She had a very good 3-day weekend in Carson City NV walking around and
saying HI to all her friends at the ASCA show. She was nice and perky at
Denny's class last night and when we got up this morning. But in that
time between breakfast and leaving for work, she told me it was time.
I'll miss you sweetie... We had a good run (she retired in Sept 2010).
1395 lifetime runs. 831 Qs. Run fast and fun now...
ADCH PDCH MACH ATCH C-ATE Nutmegan Cinnamon (Megan) XF NAP NJP NFP
RV-E-OP JV-E-SP GV-E-SP ExST ExCL ExWC ExSN ExJP ExFH ExJU LAABronze
SCh-Silver PKCH-Silver PSCH-Bronze PJCH-Bronze PRM PTM
July 26, 2002 - April 26, 2015
Much Loved By Kathy Murphy
day in 2002
I suddenly decided I needed something exciting and new
Somehow my heart became set on getting a puppy
Of course from a breeder as I was a bit of a yuppy
Joanna told me her Australian
Shepherd was an
And that I should call this place called Heatherhill
So I gave them a ring and assured them that I had no plans
to compete or show
And they told me their partner had a new pet litter just a
few weeks ago
So I drove to
Arroyos and saw the cutest
puppy with one
brown eye and the other one blue
And I literally squealed out loud, “Why just look at you!”
before I knew it I had paid my
money and put my
new pup in the car
And prepared for the drive home which was rather far
And the breeder waved good-bye with some obvious fear
For my ability to care for this dog was not at all clear
Until that time
my sphere of
pretty firmly just around me
And I had no idea how much interference one small dog would
Well, it quickly became a battle of wills
Not to mention a whole new stack of unexpected bills
She peed on the
carpet, she chewed up my
She barked in her crate and I didn’t know what to do
So I enrolled in puppy classes at Planet Pooch
And stoically resolved that this dog would not drive me to
drinking too much hooch
We flunked the
first set of classes
But I refused to hang my head in front of the masses
So we signed up and took them again
It went a little bit better but I still didn’t win
Then life threw
me a curve ball
And circumstances forced me to admit that my boyfriend of
seven years was really a louse
And it was time for me and nine-month old Kanga
To move out of his house
So off to a new
place we went
And for the first time I paid a mortgage
Instead of just rent
In many ways
this was a new start to my
And I easily could have become lonely and bitter after
experiencing such strife
But Kanga wouldn’t have it and insisted each day
Life is meant to be fun and we must go out and play!
And because of
my adorable dog
I met my new neighbors in the Pacifica
And hiking and dog classes became such a treat
Because of the friends we made and the people we’d meet
I learned the
joys of walking in the
rain, in the hills, and
on the beach
And that Kanga had many life lessons to teach
And often I’d catch myself just grinning from ear to ear
Simply because I was in the presence of this dog who had
become so very dear
work seemed of little
When I came home to Kanga who would give me a happy dance
She’d hang her head coyly and show me all her teeth
And wiggle her butt frantically to an imaginary beat
And like all
We had our own private jokes and rituals
Touch noses and assume the treat position
Became great fun and habitual
Kanga was not just
incredibly cute but also so
smart and so fast
She began excelling in dog classes, at last!
Whether it was herding or agility
Rally or utility
She gave me her best which became pretty good
And I grew to think of her as the little dog who could
And with no
schedule to check or
concerns about time
She became my favorite travel buddy who’d take off with me
on a dime
Jaunts to Carmel and Mendocino were such a blast
And as Kanga got older, I prayed that each trip would not be
favorite thing of all
Were our trips to Lake Tahoe each spring, summer and fall
We’d hike in the mountains and she’d swim in the lake
And she’d show pure exuberance that just couldn’t be fake
Also best was
at night when I turned off
She’d find me in the dark and kiss me good night
She instinctively knew it was a gesture I’d need
And I’d fall asleep thankful for all of her good deeds
The first time
I heard the term “Heart
Dog” I needed no
For Kanga personified it beyond my wildest imagination
She taught me to love without condition
And she knew how to make me laugh just by her own intuition
Kanga has been a constant
source of pride and
I love her with all
my heart and soul, oy!
From her cute furry face to her wiggly butt
She was never just a dog or a mutt
For more than
She’s been my constant companion and my dearest friend
I cannot bear to write about the end…
In closing I
hope that you can clearly
How much my wonderful Kanga has meant to me
Merlin's Magical Moment 11/23/00-3/16/15
Much Loved By Tracy and Scott Lovelis
Today we had to help Merlin over the Rainbow Bridge. We got him exactly
14 years ago, as a 5 month-old rescue, and he has been a huge part of
our hearts ever since. Always had a toy in his mouth, and made friends
with everybody. Merlin, Merlie, Squirrely Merlie, the Squirrel...you
will be missed.
May 21, 2002 - May 18, 2015
Deeply Loved By Warene Waters
I said goodbye to Kix last week. I have said goodbye to her almost
every week for three days at a time since she was a puppy. But this time
was different, she was leaving me, and not coming home.
Kix was my dream agility dog and our (hers and mine) cataract
nightmare! She was my highest high and my lowest low.
One day we will be able to look each other in the eyes and you will grin
that rare and priceless "Aussie grin" and wiggle that wild and crazy
butt and we will rejoice!
Now you are free to race the wind as fast and furious, long and far as
the desires of your heart. Running with total abandon and barking with
pure joy! RUN my Kix......... RUN............RUN.........
February 21, 2015
Much Loved By Karen Pratt
Much Loved By Fiona Hibbard
Much Loved By Susan Laursen
CGC, CL1, RS-N, JS-O, GS-N, NAJ
Much Loved By Mona Nichols
Best Friend of Chaps Danver
ADCH, ATCH-OP, C-ATCH, MACH, RS-E-SP, GS-E-SP, JS-E-SP,
PG3, AXP, AJP, OFP, EAJ-OP, EAC-OP
Much Loved By Liza Buckner
Much Loved By Marcia Hodes
Much Loved By Rick Anderson
Much Loved By Pam Porter
March 20, 2000 - January 11, 2013
You were the true definition of a Velcro Dog. You
best friend, my constant companion and my smile.
Thank you for sharing your 13 years with me. I will always
you and I miss you terribly.
Owned and Loved By Donna & Ken Highstreet
We said goodbye to our beautiful
Star. She was an extraordinary companion and we will miss her
so very much. Three
weeks ago she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
We spent 8 more days in the Sierra, camping in
areas where we have taken our dogs for many years and spent two weeks
at home before ending suffering.
Star was a very strong minded, smart dog who approached life
at full speed and gave 100% in everything she did. She always
wanted to be involved in everything. She was a very powerful
dog on the agility course, although she probably could have gone even
faster if she didn't bark so much! We argued for years about
staying on contacts until released, and about start lines! Being the
independent dog she was, she was great at Gamblers!
Those of you who know Star, know that food was of utmost
importance to her! She also had a very naughty streak in her,
stealing food whenever possible, one time eating almost an entire apple
pie right before we left for agility class! She was quite the
Pig-Dog! If it wasn't out of reach, she would get
it. I got more careful about this as time
went on, but every now and then Star would score a big one!
We could go on and on about Star and her life. Although she
died sooner than we would have liked (13 1/2), Star definitely led a
fun, quality life, getting to do dog sports, hike, camp, travel in the
RV and just hanging with us. A life any dog would
envy. And we are thankful that she was able to do the things
she enjoyed up until the end of her life. Wed. she stole a
bag of nuts off the counter while I was gone, and that night she was
playing ball with me in the living room.
Ken and I will miss so many things about Star, the way she always
greeted you at the door with a toy in her mouth, carrying her food bowl
in after eating so she would get a treat, miss all that barking!, miss
her hitting us on the leg with her nose to let us know she was
there. Star enriched our lives greatly, and we will
always hold her close in our hearts.
Owned and Loved By Susan Carsen
May, 1995 - July 2010
"It is in the image in the mind that links us
to our lost treasures; but it is the loss that shapes the image,
gathers the flowers, weaves the garland." Colette
Owned and Loved By Nancy Resetar
Chance could be the most famous PASA dog of all time.
This honor was bestowed on him when he won best of show at
in England, the most famous of all the bench shows. We all
the pleasure of watching him get interviewed on British TV.
Chance was much more than a very beautiful dog. He earned
titles in agility and herding in both ASCA and AKC and sired many
accomplished dogs in many dog sports as well as the show ring.
His passing was felt by all of us at PASA and, probably, the
entire Australian Shepherd community.
Too soon gone from our
lives, but forever in our hearts.
Owned and Loved By Margaret, Kyle and Corgi
1998 - May 2, 2011
O'Shanter, CGC, Therapy Dog, and clown prince of agility, passed over
the Rainbow Bridge May 2, 2011 with Kyle & Maggie in
his vet's office. Tim was roughly 13 years old, a ripe old age for a
large mixed breed. He spent the last 11 years of his life
was adopted from Monterey SPCA at age 2, as my anniversary present to
myself. At age 4, he became my introduction to the wonderful world of
canine performance sports, when we attended an
agility workshop in
search of something to keep him- and me- busy. He managed a single CPE
Standard Q over his career, much preferring to hang out at the score
table where he could score pats and food.
His shining occupation
was 3 years as a certified therapy dog at SVMH, where his gentle nature
won over even shy patients. He helped awaken a gentleman from a coma
one day at 'work', and if he was a couch potato for the rest
his years, that one moment shows how valuable and meaningful an adopted
dog's life can be to the humans around him.
Tim leaves behind
many friends, his groomer of 11 years, Tami Baloy, and Corgi the
Aussie. His ashes will be spread at Big Sur, near the river he loved to
splash around in .
Too soon gone from our
lives, but forever in our hearts.
Auroral's Glacier Blue Ice
July 1996 - February 5, 2011 - 14.5 years old
Owned and Loved By George & Blanche & Robert Stimpson
was the litter sister of Auroral's Crimson Tuxedo (Tuxedo) died at age
9 years of heart problems.
Sire: Bar-Ks Aurora Australis (Rory)
Dam: Twin Oaks Auroras Megan (Megan)
was the last of our Auroral line (from Gold Nugget and Twin Oaks), born
10 days premature and my bottle baby for 3 days when her mother took
her back. She was always a sweetie. She had a natural bobbed tail with
a bend in it. When she was really happy she carried that bent
tail like a flag which was always worth a chuckle. She was so
weak at birth that it was not hand bobbed as we thought she would die.
Granite's Patch of Sunshine
TDX NA NAJ NG
Loved by Anne and Will Hershey
Died of cancer at a young age January, 2011. Patch's love for
life was infectious.
Everyone who met her had their spirits lifted.
Died over the
holidays 2010. Owned and Loved by Virginia Lewis
Oxford's this CAPPUCCINO for Ewe
9/24/1999 --- 11/26/2010
Loved by Pamela Richards
Capp was "Mr. zero to sixty", the "Energizer
Bunny" and "Mr. Happy". He
made my life and I hope me better. I miss him terribly.
NATCH ATCH-SP MACH AKC/ASCA CH Black Rock's Imperial Tarn ASCA CD AJD-S
AKD-B ATD HT CL4 AXP AJP OFP
USDAA LAA-Gold ROMXI ROMI-P DNA-CP
7/18/1998 – 2/25/2009
Owned and Loved By Dave Grubel & Erika Maurer
Tahoe gave us over 10
great years of companionship, competitive victories, and unquestionable
love and loyalty. We are so grateful that we were able to
share that time with her as she enriched our lives with her caring
nature, her sensibility, and her love of just running full out.
We’ll miss her toothy grins and snorts, her gleeful howls, the glint in
her eye while flying over a-frames, her joyful parades with the slipper
or Frisbee, her presence (“the anvil”) on the bed, and her white blaze
and clear blue eye staring out the front window. We’re sure
the mailman won’t miss her warning salvos as he attempted to deliver
our mail, but we know we will.
After a somewhat rocky start (including a-frame perching and zoomies),
she had a great career in agility, recently competing in Scottsdale
making the 2008 USDAA PSJ and PGP finals and taking 2nd in the ASCA
Veteran Agility Finals in Las Vegas. She enjoyed agility, but
most of all she enjoyed running with Dave. Her love of the
sport grew through her bond with him, and there are many of us who will
miss seeing the two of them take the line to prepare for yet another
exhilarating run of daring front crosses, linear accelerator a-frames
and now and then even a gratuitous “boof” from Tahoe, especially on
So now she is at rest, joining her canine soulmate, Chase.
She will live on in our memories and our hearts, and of course in her
We love you, T, and thank you for all you’ve given us.
WTCH Hangin' 5
Workin' Class Cosmo
1987 – 9/12/08
Owned and Loved By George Costa, Susan & Kraig Paulsen
and loved by Jean & Chaps Danver
We feel very fortunate
to have had
the privilege of knowing and loving such a wonderful Aussie.
only was "Cosmo" a classic working Australian Shepherd, but most
importantly he had a wonderful heart. "Cosmo" loved to be
involved and to just be loved; he liked to be the ambassador at the
house greeting all that came. His heart also applied to his work ethic,
he would always give his best. What is wonderful is
"Cosmo" in his offspring..."Surely" is 100% her fathers' image, and
"Chaps" has his father's heart, so we will get to see "Cosmo" in
another form for many years to come.
We will never forget "Cosmo".
RAVIN’ BEAUTY FROM
2/12/93 – 8/1/08
Owned and Loved By Jo and Fred Delvey
were a true friend and a faithful companion. Your unconditional love
and companionship will be greatly missed.
still listen for you to come running down the hall with one of your
toys for us to toss. You were an Aussie through and through, always
ready to play and have fun even at the end when you were very ill! You
were the Mascot of Country Vista Court and all the neighbors and kids
miss seeing you and playing with you! Until
we meet again, have fun my dear friend SARA
and playing with all your friends at Rainbow Bridge.
- Died December 27, 2008
Loved by Lora Cox
7, 1998 - Died November 28, 2007
Loved by Dave Grubel & Erika Maurer
had to say goodbye to Chase. He went peacefully after a brief
valiant fight against a reaction to his first chemotherapy treatment.
Unwanted by his original
owners, we were
extremely lucky to find him when he was 13 months old. He was
“first” for us in so many ways – first dog of our adult lives, first
Aussie, first agility dog, and so much more. He had more
character and soul than most people and had a great presence about him
(with or without the barking soundtrack). He was comforting,
forgiving, pushy, patient, good natured and always ready for
action. He loved to learn patterns that meant fun was about
happen, and would scream or wag his nub with excitement at the sight of
us going to the leash rack, putting on shoes, or driving up to a field
with agility equipment.
While our hearts feel
empty , we know
that he has made us better people by having shared the past 9 years
with us. In that time he introduced us to so many friends
the country, opened the door to new experiences, taught us about
competition, and most of all how to have fun. In short he was
wonderful companion and teacher.
He leaves us with many
not *all* of which involve barking. Here are a few:
--He was so gentle and
trusted that he
was the only dog that Tahoe would allow into the whelping box to greet
--When Dave was traveling
every week on
business, Chase became a well-known visitor to the Albuquerque airport,
sailing through security (pre 9/11) and energetically greeting Dave at
--He would bark so loudly
class that the instructor would almost always say, “just put a toy in
his mouth!” – after which he would prove that he could bark almost as
loudly with a toy in his mouth as without.
--He loved to be groomed
so much that
one time when he saw me pull out the grooming box he jumped up on top
of the covered barbecue thinking that it was the grooming
--Earning the nickname
Barks-a-lot”, he would always bark loudly on the start line, letting
Dave know that it was time to scramble for the camcorder to record the
run (because we never knew what would happen but it was usually
Rest well, sweet
know that you’re now happily barking, chasing squirrels and getting
someone to throw the Frisbee for you at the Bridge.
Loved by Marcia Hodes
'Tux or Tuxedo'
7, 1996 - Died February 1, 2006
Tux was born in the Stimpson's living
Bar-K's Aurora Australis CD, CDX "Rory'
Twin Oaks' Aurora's Megan CD 'Megan'
Tux was an exceptional dog to Glen Stimpson as well as to Blanche and
Tux's love and affection was unconditional and visible when he would
sit and look at Glen and 'his' other family members.
The ten months we had after his diagnosis of Dialiated Cardiomyopathy
with a suggested life span of three months was very special.
August 7, 1994 - Died October 21, 2005
Loved by Maralise Howze
Best girl in the world .. my little soul mate with the great big
heart. You will always be with me.
Little Indian Cree
Born March 3, 1991 - Died
Loved by Lynn Mitchell
Cree was loved by everyone who knew her. She helped me train many dogs
and their owners. Cree never failed to do an A-1 job. Now she is doing
her job at Rainbow bridge: keeping all her friends in just the right
Don't Cry Because its gone.......Smile
I will always
love you my Cree
Gold Nugget's Cisco Kid
RSE, JVE, GVE
December 15, 1988 - Died February 12, 2005
Loved by Ken and Donna Highstreet
I really miss my beautiful blue boy. Cisco lived a wonderful
full of doggie events. But his favorite thing was going hiking with
me. He could always choose the easiest route, and loved being
in the mountains. He was so totally attached to me.
couldn't have asked for a more loving, faithful companion.
Blue Yonder, AKC/ASCA UD Jett
Born January 29, 1993 - Died November 24, 2004 of cellular
Loved by Debee Cox
Her soft, sweet, gentle soul - all too soon gone.
I love you, my Baby Jett
Born April 17, 2003 - Died November 11, 2004 in an auto
Loved by Ken and Donna Highstreet
Tenaya was always such a happy little girl. Tail always
was always ready to play. She was the self proclaimed
yard from the evil squirrels and birds. She made us laugh so
her short life, she managed to make many friends. The spirit
little red merle girl with the golden eyes will always live with us.
Born December 1, 1996.
Died playing ball July 8, 2004
Loved by Lora and Ross Cox
64 points towards his
Multiple High in Trials, and High
Windmill's Charmer for Lynn CDX "Charm"
Born May 15, 1993 - Died November 7,
finished her Championship and CD on the same day. After her 1
only litter, she was spayed and shown in Altered
She was the very first Altered Best Of Opposite Sex at an ASCA National
Specialty(Greely CO). Charm always gave 200% and she is missed very
Can't Buy Me Love "Indy"
May 14, 1999 - Died March 14, 2003 of
Jean, Andy, Joan & Jay Danver
life was marred by deafness and epilepsy and filled with
dignity, loyalty, love and three agility "Qs".
of Fame)Windmill's Sweet
Born May 21, 1988 - Died
April 9, 2003
Roxanne had only 3 litters. The get from these 3 litters
put Roxanne in the ASCA Hall of Fame. Though Rox was not a
girl when she went to the bridge, you can never prepare yourself for
the loss of your soulmate and Rox was and always will be my soulmate.