Loved and Missed

 

ALL THE GOOD DOGS

What purpose did they serve, all the good dogs that once ran through the world and wait now in the shadowy quiet of the past.

They lightened our burdens and drove away our enemies and stayed when others left us.   They gave aid and comfort, protection and security.  They held a mirror wherein we might see ourselves as we long to be.   They gave us a glimpse of the world beyond the narrow confines of our own species.

Although we make dull students, slowly they help us learn how to command and to protect with wisdom and justice and imagination.

They taught and still teach us the joy of giving generosity and kindness and love – without thought of gainful return.

And now – all the fleet hounds, the staunch mastiffs, the loyal shepherds, the dancing toys, the fumbling puppies, pets on silk pillows, workers plodding at their tasks, the special ones you loved best, those of ours we still miss -

all the good dogs, goodbye, until on some brighter day, in some fairer place you run out again to greet us.

Published in Dogs and People, 1954 by George and Helen Papashvily (origin unknown)

 

 

 

 

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SOPHIE

GRAHAMGOLDEN’S SOPHIE D’ABOYNE (SOPHIE)

DAM:  GOLDENDALES FLEUR D’ABOYNE

SIRE:  CH GOLDCAPS REVEL ROUSER OF JOYSO CD WC JH GRCC VC

2000-2012

Scout_as_therapy_dog_May_2006

SCOUT

GRAHAMGOLDEN’S SCOUT D’ABOYNE (SCOUT)

DAM:  GOLDENDALES FLEUR D’ABOYNE

SIRE:  CH GOLDCAPS REVEL ROUSER OF JOYSO CD WC JH GRCC VC

2000-2012

FLEUR FROM DEBRA ROBERT SCALED

GOLDENDALES FLEUR D’ABOYNE (FLEUR)

DAM:  SHAYDENORO’S PEPPERMINT PATTIE

SIRE:  GOLDENDALES MIGHTY MAC

1998-2007

Vanda 3

Vanda at 17

 GOLDENDALE VANDA 3 ROSES GREEN

DAM:  ERINHILLS COPPER OF GOLDENDALE

SIRE:  GOLDENDALES REBEL OF THE TAY

1996-2013

 

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