Cubby

Cubby

Oh, Cubby – a PWD rescue who came to us physically sick, with an injured spirit and high anxiety.  A week later, we almost lost him. He panicked, reared loose from his collar and ran down a busy Chicago street darting between cars in heavy traffic.

Fortunately, the lucky dog was rescued again! As his trust, confidence and connection to us grew, Cubby became the spark that kept us and his PWD sister, Twiggy, always alert.  Happy and goofy, with flashes of pre-rescue protectiveness, Cubby was our very special boy.

Martin Hatlie and Charles Holland

Twiggy

Twiggy

I first saw Twiggy sitting between her mother and breeder, waiting for us to arrive. She jumped into my arms and never looked back.  So the song title “I Only Want to be with You” became her AKC name.

Calm and loyal, she loved her two dads more than anything and was a reassuring comfort in our stressful lives.  When her more animated brother, Cubby, a PWD rescue, joined the family Twiggy made room, taught him the ropes, but never let him forget she was the boss.

We miss so very, very much her self-assured spirit and totally loving companionship.

Martin Hatlie and Charles Holland

Mickie Jagger

Odyseas Mickie Louise Jagger

Mickie was the beautiful brown girl that never met a stranger, worked hard whenever she was asked, found every tennis ball that fell from the heavens, stopped to smell the flowers and could sing a song and dance with the best of the Mick’s. Mickie was a once in a lifetime (perfect) dog that will always be missed. Rest easy sweet girl, the show must go on, heartbreak and all.

Pelc Family In Memory of Mickie Jagger

Boo

Kalista’s Tiburcio

In November 2021, we said our final goodbyes to our beloved Boo. We told him he was an exceptional boy and that he was dearly loved. Boo entered our lives as a tiny puppy with a big personality. Throughout the years Boo amazed us with his athletic and scenting abilities. He was always ready for an adventure no matter what it was. His sole purpose in life seemed to be pleasing us while simultaneously tormenting our other PWD. Boo was with us for only eight short years, not nearly enough time for this sweet boy.

Patrick & Nancy Pellowski, in loving memory of Boo

OreoBay Prince of Tides CGC TDI

Everyone loved Leo. For 13 years he changed the lives of countless children through his dedicated therapy work with those having special needs. He was their hero and had an ingrained sensitivity for the delicate emotions of a child. Leo looked at the world with wonder, energy and curiosity. His sense of humor was one rarely equaled by humans. But most of all he communicated love and warmth through his eyes. We shared our lives to the fullest and had some incredible talks together.

My deepest love and respect for him will always remain. Thanking you dear Leo, from the bottom of my heart.

Afortunado Expect the Unexpected

BISS INT/GCHB Ch Afortunado Expect the Unexpected VCD1 BN RE AX AXJ NF NJP CA TKA THD CGCA TDI RATI WWD AOM GROM MAC3

Friends of Barb Crowther and Shelley Plucker make this donation in memory of Mister who Barb described as:

My true heart dog. He introduced me to so many things in life. He pushed me to my limits. He was my 1st tracking dog, obedience dog, Owner-Handled Top-20, water trial. He raised puppies with me, was an amazing therapy dog and was my support dog for so many times in life. He was forgiving of my mistakes and took such joy in our accomplishments. He taught me to laugh at myself. He was one of a kind. I will never know another dog like him.

OTCH MACH Great Lakes Magic Punch UDX4 PUTD OM6 BN GN VER RM RAE MXB MJS MXP2 MJP2 XF T2B TKA CWDX GROM

We will always think that Potion was what God had in mind when he created the dog. Her titles speak to what she could do, but they are the tip of the iceberg of who she was.

She was confident and kind, smart and sweet, fun, fast and funny, athletic and intuitive, and we loved her beyond expression.

That hemangiosarcoma robbed us of another 7 years with her is a great sadness we will carry always. She was the perfect partner and best friend.

In a lifetime of dogs, Potion was the dog of a lifetime. I can only hope that when I close my eyes here for the last time, there will be a little white paw on my chest when I open them again.

Popeye

GCHS UCH IntCH Odyseas Reel Sailors Eat Spinach UD RA NAP NJP CWDX NW3-ELT2 THD TKA CGC AoM GROM MAC-5

Popeye crossed the Rainbow Bridge just a couple of weeks after his 9th birthday. Though his life was far too short, he was the center of our world for those nine years.

His accomplishments were amazing, well beyond anything we ever dreamed of. He was also a wonderful friend and companion, both for us and the many others he affected through his therapy work.

He took his work seriously, but he also brought humor and love to all that he touched.

We will think of him every day and try to focus on all the gifts he brought into our lives the last nine years.

Molly

Cypress Bay’s Unsinkable Molly Brown UD RE WWD CDC TDI

Molly crossed the Rainbow Bridge, where her many friends – Magellan, Macy, Morgan, Willy and others – were there to welcome her.

Molly was a Working Water Dog and had advanced titles in Obedience (UD) and Rally (RE). She was a therapy dog (TDI) and had a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title.

In addition to her many accomplishments, she was simply a perfect dog. People who met her were always amazed at how friendly and gentle she was.

Molly is already making new friends across the Rainbow Bridge.