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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
If you are a member of KCTC, and if you have a best furry friend that you would like to list under the Rainbow Bridge,
please provide the following to the
Dogs Full Name (including Titles, if any)
Dogs Call Name
Year Born & Year Crossed Over
A Brief Passage / Paragraph
A TRIBUTE TO
Ian IV (Ian)
Born May 18, 2004 and passed away December 14, 2015.
Titles: CGC, AKC Rally Novice, TDI, TDIA, TDIAOV, AKC Rally Advanced, TDIRVA
WCRL Rally LEVEL 1, 2, 3, WCRL Rally Veteran, WCRL Rally Level 1 Championship,
WCRL Rally Veteran Championship 1, 2, 3, Award of Excellence – Veteran
In your afterlife as you approach, cross, wait and play at the Rainbow Bridge, my wish is
someday to see and hold you again
Bonnie McKeown (mom)
A TRIBUTE TO
Sadie adopted me in August of 2004 through the Animal Rescue League in East Liberty.
Loveywas born 9-11-2001. and crossed over on 6-7-12.
A TRIBUTE TO
Bitsey Belle Leonard
1998 – 2010
She was an itsey-bitsey ball of black fur when she joined our family, no bigger than the palm of my hand. Bitsey grew up to be a little poodle with a big heart who tried to solve all of our problems with a kiss. She was a fierce defender of her yard, at her happiest when chasing deer or the neighbors’ English Setter out of her yard. She was our watchful co-pilot during car rides, a tenacious player with tug toys, and a comforting foot-warmer at bedtime. Most of all, Bitsey was a loyal, beloved family member. I miss her every day.
A TRIBUTE TO TOBY MCCLOSKEY
Toby, Dallas, Digger CGC, TDIA, AJP, RAE, RL1
2005 - 2010
We were all saddened to learn that Toby, our Training Director Lucy’s beloved Sheltie, lost his battle with lymphoma just after his fifth birthday. Toby was a very versatile dog and achieved a lot in his short time with us. He won Excellent-level titles in Agility and in Rally Obedience, and was a TDI-certified Therapy Dog. He was also a great ambassador for KCTC. He was an integral part of our K-9ers demo group, and was most recently the groom in their doggie weddings. He also participated in the Peters Township ‘Read to the Dogs Program’ for kids. All of this shows what a great trooper he was, and what a great job Lucy did in training him. We will all miss him.
Ch. Cathy's Bayonet Forward O'Penngyll CGC, TDIA
Call Name: Josh
2000 ~ 2009
Of all the Westies that I've owned throughout the years,
Josh was the best. He was the only Westie that "owned" me. Clare
MJ's Sir Zachary of Lorlite, CD, CGC
Call Name: Zach
Sometimes, if we are very lucky, we are blessed with a special friend. Zach was just that to me. He was loyal almost to a fault and was happiest when he was by my side. He left this world with the dignity and pride that he exhibited in life. I am so happy that he was mine and know that we will meet again over that Rainbow Bridge.
Peaches, CCG, TDIAOV, TT.
Keystone Canine Training Club awarded Peaches the lifetime achievement award
in 2009 for dedication in Pet Therapy.
Duchess CGC, CWS
I've had a lot of dogs over the years. She was only a little bit bigger than what I could hold in one hand when I brought her home with me curled up on the car seat beside me from Pymatuning. You only have one "heart dog". Duchess was that dog for me, she would have run through fire or jumped off a cliff for me. She was happiest chasing a ball or fetching a bumper thrown as far as I could across the lake, just to go out and get it and bring it back to me. My arm would tire out way before she evermore did. So unlike the typical Chessie that strangers often remarked on her soft nature. She was eager to please and a willing participant in demonstrating her obedience skills to students at the club. Even the Vet cried when Duchess closed those big amber eyes for the last time curled up on her Steelers blanket. I miss her still and probably always will.