Gone but not forgotten
Danjacs Black Magic Woman CD WC CGC TDI
October 31, 1999 - March 8, 2010
(Croftsway Gist A Gigolo X Rozzays Slow Dance)
The wonderful girl who started it all. I will never find the words to express how much this dog has meant to me. My life was set out on a course I had never expected the day she entered it. She was my first obedience titled dog and was on her way and progressing nicely in her CDX training. But shortly after she received her CD her knee blew out and from that day on it was just one thing after another and she retired. She was one of the sweetest dogs I have ever known or owned. No dog can fill her shoes and I miss her dearly. Not one single day goes by that I do not miss her or think of her. The day we lost her a small part of me left with her and once again she changed my life, upon leaving.
This beautiful portrait we had done of Cinder by Victoria Peterson Laird. It is a large piece of artwork that we had matted, framed and it hangs over our bed.
I was always very proud of her accomplishments in the show ring but Lily was at her best in the agility ring. She absolutely loved the Jumpers course. It was fast and she did not like to be slowed down by those pesky contact obstacles. I miss running her on the course.
Her other passion. Jolly Balls! The Push n Play was her favorite!
U-AGI GRCH Endeavor Cinderbay Stargazer CD RA NJP WC CGC TDI
(INT/LUX/NETH/AM.CH. Raintree Slippery When Wet JH X
Can CH, SHR, U-AGI, U-CD, GRCH Lubberline Endeavor Binnacle CD, JH, NA, WC, CGC)
March 17, 2005 - July 6, 2013
Optigen Normal/Clear (by parentage)
Hips OFA Good
Elbows OFA Normal
Heart - Normal
DDC EIC - Effected (never had a collapse)
As special as Cinder was to me, I was not prepared for the grip that Miss Lily would have on my heart. Of all our dogs, past and present, we spent more time training, trialing and traveling than any of them. Lily was as smart as they come. She was also as stubborn as they can get. This made training and competing both a challenge and extremely rewarding.
We were still actively training and competing in agility and Veteran conformation when in June of 2013 she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was giving high doses of prednisone to take down the swelling and we considered further diagnostics, but the tumor grew so quickly and we lost her on July 6th of 2013. This was a devastating time for me and I miss her and her naughty antics ever day. I was not prepared for how her loss would impact my life and I am not ashamed to say it took me almost a year to work through the depression. She was such a great dog and we lost her way to early. Still so full of life and energy. We miss you Miss Lil-Butt.
Lily came to us from Endeavor Labradors.
In 2017 I finally had another portrait done by by Victoria Peterson Laird. This beautiful photo graces the wall in our living room.
Lily's wins & pedigree
"Eyecatching yellow of quality. Feminine head, lovely expression. Good neck into well placed shoulders. Good spring of rib, level topline, correct coat and tail. Moved well." - Jan-Roger Sauge LRCP 2008 Critique
UWP U-GRCH Shadowmyst Dare To Dream WC CGC
(CH. Janrod's Chasing A Dream CGC TT X Shadowmyst Daystar Dream CGC)
February 5th 2003 - May 27th, 2015
Color: Black (y) - Hips: OFA LR148891G24M-PI - Elbows: OFA LR25681M24-PI
Cardiac: OFA LR-CA1351/19M/C-PI Eyes: ACVO Yearly - OptiGen prcd-PRA Tested: Normal/Clear
Breeder/Co-owner Julie Reeves (Shadowmyst Labradors)
Loving, loyal, comical and sweet are just a few words to describe Gryphon. I am so thankful to Julie Reeves of Shadowmyst Labradors for letting this handsome boy come into our lives. Everyone who visited us always said Gryph was their favorite. There was just something special about his big old goob. He had a gentle kindness to him. He loved my nieces and acted like a nanny to them and had a fondness for puppies. He found non-toys to be the best toys around. Boxes, lids to boxes, giant totes, toothbrushes....like I said he was comical. He was my first Conformation dog and he taught me that life is too short to take things seriously. He had a blast in the ring and in turn he made me enjoy myself out there. Living in the moment even if it meant not knowing what the heck he would do next! From bear-hugging the judge, dancing around on happy feet and never standing still for more than half a second, eating grass during his entire agility run, stealing the agility cones during class and running the entire course with it in his mouth, or trying to steal the earrings out of a judges ears while nibbling on them. His antics were never-ending! I still get a the biggest smile thinking of our adventures.