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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.... 

midi.And I love you so.

 


Shandrys Lady In Red
28th February 2006 - 25th October 2017
 

Buffy, you were so loved
Be at peace now my friend
 

 

 


Ch Shandrys Majestic
8th November 2002 - 19th August 2017
 

My precious Freva, you were
truly majestic, and will be loved
and missed freva andeva.
 

 

 

 

 


Shandrys Gypsy Rose Lee
9th September 2002 - 3rd July 2017
 

Farewell my dear Gypsy,
until we meet again.

Safe journey, my very special friend.
 

 

 

 

 


MCISS MCIG AUST CH Shandrys Im A Jezabel (Imp NZ)
30/03/2011 - 06/02/2017
(Multiple class wins in show and group)
2012 No 1 Australian Terrier Rising Star
 

Monday 6th February, Sam (Samantha ) also known as Little Sam, died suddenly.
We are devastated at the loss of our Sam and will miss her crazy antics,
her energy. Her tail never stopped wagging, even when she was in trouble.
We shared some wonderful times and classic memories from her time
in the show ring and from her life at home.
She will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
She has taken a part of our hearts with her.
Kevin, Karen, Missy and Rebz.
 

 

 

 

 


Ch Charizelle Jemmima Of Lillybrooke
(Parson Russell Terrier)
18/11/2005 - 03/07/2014
 

My Precious Jemma
Brutally Slain.
Will the tears ever stop,
taken needlessly, far too young.

I hold you close within my heart,
And there you will remain,
To walk with me throughout my life,
Until we meet again.
 

 

 

 

 

Ch Shandrys Showstopper

12/06/2001  -  19/05/2012

 

 "Chucka"

You were loved so much.

 

Suga, who soon became known as Chucka loved playing hide and seek.
I would call her and she would answer “woo-woo” and I’d have to find her.
If there wasn’t a “woo-woo” there was a bang bang as her tail hit the floor,
or I would see my blankets rise up and down.
She stopped eating on Tuesday, on Thursday she was deeply jaundiced and on Saturday she took her mother’s paw, Suzie, and was guided to the rainbow bridge. It was too quick, it was so unfair. I miss your games and I miss your woo-woo’s.
Why can’t a memory, roll away like a tear, miss you so much my Chucky.

 

 


"Angel"
31/03/2011 - 13/10/2011
 

My precious Earth Angel was born a hemi-vertebrae.
She lived her short life to the full, and it was heart breaking
to say goodbye.
She is now safe in the arms of Jesus.
Death is so final, I wonder who pays the Ferryman.
 

 

 

 

Ch Shandrys Im A Delilah

28/01/1998  -  10/02/2011

 

 "Boots"

Thanks for the wonderful memories.
You will always remain in my heart,
My bootiful girl.

 

 


Ch Shandrys Quizzical
Suzie-Q
24-06-1999  -  19-12-2009

Run Free Now My Friend.
No More Pain, My Suzie-Q
You Haven't Left Me,
God Has Just Placed You Somewhere Else.
24-06-1999  -  19-12-2009

 


Ch Shandrys Rebel Rouser
21/09/1996  - 17/06/2007

(Rebel Rouser) James son of Josh

We can not stop the hands of time,
Nor live again the past.
But James, you are engraved in my heart
 and will be remembered as long as time will last.
James, son of Josh and Katina.
Sadly, the end of an era.
Kevin.

 

NZ & AUST CHAMPION
REDGUNDI IM A DANDY (IMP AUST)
21/01/1994  -  04/05/2004
One more star in the sky....

COBY

I live among God's creatures now in heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me, my friend as I am with my kind.

My collar is a rainbow's hue, my leash a shooting star,
My boundaries are the Milky way where I sparkle from afar.
 
At night I sleep in an angel's arms, her wings protecting me,
and moonbeams dance about us as stardust falls on thee.
 
So when your life on earth is spent and you reach heaven's gate,
Have no fear of loneliness for here, you know I wait.
 
There's one more star in the sky......   My Coby.....

 

The Wedding
Together again at the Rainbow Bridge.
Josh and Jez

 

CH SHANDRYS JEZABEL
Jez

18/08/94 - 10/11/03.
Daughter of Ch Culford Katina, mother of Suzie (Ch Shandrys Quizzical)

Jezabel suffered intussusception following surgery to remove a chicken bone..she died peacefully in my arms....my life will never be the same without her....tomorrow never comes, I have lost my soul mate..

Andy and the Paws at Shandrys.

AUSTRALIAN TERRIER.
NZ CH REBELGLEN MANDELA
 (IMP AUST.)
08/01/1990  -  30/04/2004
Josh was much loved and respected by all who had the
privilege of knowing him
He has completed his circle of life..
and is  now playing at the Bridge with his friends..
Fondly remembered by
Dorothy and Larry Horne at Culford
Andy and the paws at Shandrys
and his pet mother Janet Kristensen..
We've always loved you Josh....

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Samantha & Sally


Ch Culford Katina.
daughter of NZCh Rebelglen Mandela
 (Imp Aust.) and
Ch Culford Blu Bilabong.


20/05/1992 -  20/09/2005
My grand matriarch now at peace
The time has come to say goodbye,
 for every road must end, 
but you'll always be here in my heart,
my very special friend. 

And when it's time for me to go,
and my long journey ends,
I'll never be alone, you'll see,
I'll be with my absent friend...
My precious Kat......

 






Samantha

Ch Tunaeke Dubbo's Delight
Samantha:     
My Sam.... 
6th March, 1988   -   1st October, 2004.
Best friend of Sally,
And my constant companion.

Time To Say Goodbye...

 


THE ADVENTURES OF SALLY
A TRIBUTE TO SALLY
 


Ch Ermaks Blue Lady.
"Sally."
06/04/1988 - 19/10/2002

She was my founder.
When I first met her she threw her backside into my face, and continued this practice for quite a long time.
thus her middle name was born, "Moon"
My Sally Moon.
She gave me absolutely everything that I have now.
Her wonderful litters supplied me with the "kennels and runs" and her Holiday Home for The Petite Pooch "Sallyville" gave me a good reputation with Rangers and SPCA. in Auckland.
I had a dream, and Sally fulfilled that dream for me..
Yes Sally was a show dog: 25 shows and 8 c.c.'s... then retired.. she learned tricks instead... became a famous writer of her adventures followed by "The Further Adventures of Sally," and is still being published on the web in the USA.
She wooed and won the hearts of Toto (CH Comerl Masta Toto (Imp Aust) and Astrix (CH Buster Benny of Burdekin.)... and now has gone to join them beyond the Rainbow Bridge...
          


Oh, Sally, I know you don't feel well... you are sitting up and panting, and then lying down and sleeping... you are not eating, and drinking little... I carried you outside and you stood there, I tried to move you and you fell over...
To the vet we went: I was sure I would euthanase you today. The vet talked me out of it, and dosed you up with antibiotic, pain relief and other pills and potions... I bought you home and made the decision that I would not take you back to the vet... (No offence to the vet meant here)
This was Monday.
I phoned work to take Tuesday off as I was sure I would lose you tonight. Tuesday, you ate, drank and walked around... I took you out in the van and left you there whilst the paws and I did our walkie... you were asleep when we returned.
Wednesday, you were weaker again, and I carried you in and out for drinks and calls of nature, and you slept in my arms... sitting up and panting and lying down sleeping... I kissed your nose and cuddled you.
Thursday, your appetite was not as good, although you still enjoyed (meow) food, chicken and warm milk. I carried you in and out again, nearly every 2 hours or so overnight, kissed and cuddled you and you slept a lot...

Friday night: Midnight, the bell connected to my farm gate rang.
It rings in my lounge. I sat up in fright. No-one was there.
At 0030, it rang again, and again at 0100. I couldn't understand why this was happening and disconnected it.
It was like you knew I had a day off on Saturday: You panted a lot more, and slept a lot less... At 0130 you sat up, panted, yelled OwwwNoooo, and the breath left your body as I held you in my arms.
I felt the air move from your lungs to your paws, and you were no longer with me.... Samantha was on the bed with us, and she licked your mouth and nose as if to revive you.

I laid you into your bed at the side of my bed, and covered your little body with your blanket.
Jeza, Boots and Suzie got into bed with you and curled around you, and stayed with you all night...
I now know who rang the bell: It was the grim reaper calling for you...
I prepared your resting place the next morning, under my bedroom window.
All the paws gathered round, and watched me wrap you and kiss you, and lay you to rest..
When the soil fell upon you, thy looked at me, like they understood, and then walked away...
We are family, we always have been, and we have lost our mentor...
People often asked me who was the boss around here... I always answered.. "It should be me, but it's Sally... Don't tell anyone!"

In dedication to the pride of my alley...
Walk in my shadow, stay by my side...
Loved and missed so much...
Andy and all the Paws at Shandrys.

 

 

The wedding reception.
 

 

A family portrait with Samantha and Sally.
 

 

 

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