"We don't know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight's kiss upon it's face. Before it folds it's fragrance in and bids the world good-night to rest it's beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that was loved is ever lost, and no one who has ever touched a heart can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they've been a part. (Eileen Brenneman)
Indy keeps a watchful eye over her two departed pals, "JUST PLAIN BARNEY AACD, TT, CGC (in the middle) and BRISCOE'S HANG TOUGH HOGAN (on the right) I was lucky enough to share some eighteen years with this wonderful, gentle Beagle cross. We discovered the sport of obedience together, so it was good 'ol Barn that got the whole thing started here at Silverado. While obedience was not his forte, he happily did as I asked. He found his calling instead, in giving tours of our animal clinic for incoming scout troops, visiting nursing homes and rehabilition centers, and simply by being the best friend anyone could ever hope to have. Hogan came to us about eleven years ago, the runt of the litter who probably should never have survived, and he continued to beat the odds his whole life. Hogan was the "test cat" for countless rescue dogs who came through our doors, and the "distraction" during sits and downs at more than one obedience class over the years. They truly were, as a dear freind put it, "distinguished gentlemen" and they will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to call them friends.
"MEl" 2/9/94-6/17/94 U-CDX Brier Haven Outback Cutter, UD X Give It a Go Warrigal "And though I dream in vain, In my heart there always will remain My stardust Melody, The memory of love's refrain........"
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