09/07/2002 - 07/10/2015
We chose your name long before we knew how much of a “joy” you would add to our lives. You were our beautiful, gentle and wonderful girl. You fought a courageous battle with Lymphoma and prevailed for 2 additional years. We will always have a special place for you in our hearts. We miss you terribly!
Helm’s Alee Because Elk Run"Perry"
10/26/2004 - 05/21/2014
Perry was named for singer Perry Como, in the hopes that he would be as mellow. He was! He had the joyful spark of a puppy, but was sweet & calm. This made him an exemplary therapy dog. For 6 years, Perry supplied love and games of fetch at an assisted living facility. Two days before he died of hemangiosarcoma, Perry was in the emergency vet’s waiting room; he was wearing a cone, stitches lined his abdomen, yet he headed to the elderly persons nearby and gave affection– still on his mission.
Perry took very good care of me, too. His love was boundless, his kisses precious. He made me laugh, especially when he helped himself to only the gourmet items in the refrigerator whenever I forgot the padlocks.
Wherever he is now, he is providing love, laughs and joy.
Amigo’s Mars MX MXJ XF CGC"Jazz"
11/22/2002 - 04/09/2009
What an amazing boy – we treasure every single moment spent together and the joy you brought to our lives. There were so many things we still had to do, but your accomplishments while you were with us far surpassed any expectations we had when you joined our family six short years ago. You were funny, sensitive and an amazing athlete. You lived to run agility and it is remarkable how many lives you touched with your enthusiasm for the sport. You will never ever be forgotten. Our first PWD, first agility dog and always first in our hearts – your spirit lives on forever. We miss you Jazzy boy.
Stargazer’s Quixotic Comfort"Sancho Panza"
08/23/1995 - 10/03/2008
Son of Star (Glenllyn’s Stargazer Lily) and Spinnaker (Fantaseas Spinnaker). Amidst our sorrow though, we comfort ourselves in knowing that if it is at all possible to pursue food thievery on the “other side”, Sancho will be gleefully leading the pack, teaching all those less-skilled K9s how to open cupboard doors (with baby locks), pry open plastic containers and sweep counters. I hope he manages to steal, swipe and swindle all the bread and pasta he can find.
I know everyone understands when I say he was more than a dog, quite human, and yet void of human foible. We welcomed him as he inserted himself into every available nook and cranny in our lives. He had an endless supply of happiness to dole out which I often relied upon.
Simply looking at him made me smile, every single time. That is something.
CH Bantry B & B Bantry"Izzy"
05/29/1996 - 09/08/2007
You left us too soon, but we have so many wonderful memories: Our trips to Hatteras, Sunday rides to see the sheep at a nearby farm, playing ball and taking your victory runs only when you caught it. Most of all, you gave us a part of you in Sockratease, SuzieQute, Cappy, and Zeus.
AKC/UKC CH KPort Ruff Sport of CnSand AWD NA CGC TDI AOM"Rugby"
03/10/1995 - 02/03/2008
Rugby epitomized the motto, “Attitude is Everything”. He had a certain presence that was obvious even when he was a young puppy. If you had the opportunity to meet Rugby, you never forgot him. He was an amazing mover, with tremendous reach, drive, and carriage. I was lucky to be able to call him mine. I miss his sense of humor, his enthusiasm, and even how annoying he could be when he wanted something and I was not smart enough to figure out what it was. Bless you Roo Roo.
Falcor Hytide Pied Piper"Chessie"
12/31/1969 - 10/12/2011
Chessie was the joy in our life for 9-1/2 years before hemangiosarcoma took her from us. One evening we were anchored outside of St. Michaels on the Chesapeake and the next day she left us. She bounced out of the bedroom every morning waiting to see what trouble she could get into and delighted us the entire day with her Portie antics… Oh how we miss her.
CH Sunnyhill Dom Benjamin"Benjamin"
05/05/1997 - 02/19/2011
His heart was as big as the universe with antics of determined independence. After a minute of staunch resolution and great joy, he would give a big smile, tongue hanging out, and do exactly as you asked quietly knowing he had won. After all, he would hear “Good Boy” and get that special place scratched on his back!
See you soon my friend.
Beacon Hill’s Tidal Wave CDX"Figo"
06/13/2001 - 12/29/2006
Figo was our first PWD. We asked his breeder, Debbie Gressle, for a family pet and therapy dog. She chose the perfect puppy for those jobs. However, Figo didn’t stop there. He took us to places, like water work and serious obedience, we never dreamed of going. His sudden early death from lymphoma was, and still is, devastating. He was not our last PWD, but he was likely the best.
Pennkrest Sam I Am CDX CWDX"Sam"
03/06/1998 - 11/07/2006
Sam was a wonderful dog. He loved water and obedience and was the ONLY dog I ever owned that completed his CDX in three tries. When Sam was happy, he would jump up and down on his back legs over my head, much to the astonishment of the obedience judges and others who didn’t know him. People would stop ringside to watch his antics. Sam loved everyone, other dogs, people, and especially children. And Sam loved us. I can’t begin to tell you how much we miss him. He died at 8 years of age of hemangiosarcoma (Georgie project autopsy). We are so thankful to the PWD Foundation for their commitment to the research into this devastating disease.