In Loving Memory
This page is dedicated to the wonderful dogs that we have been
blessed to care for and those that called our home their own.
To be loved by a Dane is something special.
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....
Bridges' Baroness Von Cloe
Cloe was our second Great Dane and one of many reasons why Black Great Danes hold a special place in our hearts. She was a spitfire with a heart of gold. A loyal friend, a protector and the biggest cuddle bug when you needed it.
To this day I still remember what her "talk" sounded like.
In 2013, we lost her to cancer. The dreaded "c" word that takes so many of our beloved dogs.
She had a rapidly growing lump appear between her eyes that upon aspiration biopsy, we found that it was a malignant tumor. Due to placement of the tumor and its rate of growth, it was recommended that we have it removed. The surgery was performed in June of 2013. Unfortunately they were not able to get it all and we lost Cloe a month later.
August 24, 2003 - July 5, 2013
Please visit Cloe's friend page on the National Canine Cancer Foundation's website.
Cloe's story is there to help raise funds for needed research that will help us find a cure for this
dreaded disease that takes so many of our beloved dogs to soon.
This page was started to help raise funds for Canine Cancer Research in loving memory of our late great Cloe.
If you can't donate, please share. Every little bit helps put us one step closer. Thank you!!
XL Faithful Prime Time Wonder BN, RA
Prime, we miss you so much our sweet angel boy. You left your worldly body exactly how we hoped and expected you would, peacefully and quietly. What a wonderful breed ambassador. Our love for you will always be with us as will your undying love for your people. I (Kelly) could not have asked for a better dog. You lived to make me happy and see me smile. All you wanted was love in return. You stole my heart 6 years ago when you came into my life at 2.5 years old and took a large chunk with you when you crossed the bridge. I will forever be a better dog owner because of you.
Until we meet again my sweet angel boy, run free!
July 24, 2009 - December 8, 2017
Bridges' Sweet Lil Layla RN
Oh Layla, where do I start sweetheart? You were loved by so many. You were sweet, sassy and independent. You played by your rules within means and loved with every piece of your heart. I just knew you would outlive us all with your hearty nature but Cancer had a different plan for you. Osteosarcoma took you from us all so quickly.
Run free Mrs. Independent. Loved by the McNeil/Cheney family and the Fails family.
Run free our sweet Hoppy girl!
October 13, 2007 - July 19, 2018
Am CH Shebang's Drizzled In Sunshine CHIC
What can I say baby girl? 7 years was a blessing but it wasn't long enough. We miss your sweet sassy wiggly butt attitude. We miss giving you forehead kisses. We miss you. You are the reason we fell in love with showing dogs. You became our teacher, our entertainer, our first AKC Champion but most importantly, our heart girl. We will always cherish the memories we made with you. It still doesn't feel right without you here.
Run free baby girl! You are missed beyond measure.
May 18, 2012 - October 2, 2019