Rainbow


For those who have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge



A Listing of those on the Remembrance Pages
Begining on Jan 1, 2002


A Listing of those on the Remembrance Pages
Begining on Jan 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001





TAZ
My elkhound Taz (16ish) passed away on January 15, 2008, but I have not had the heart to write about it yet. Tazzy and I lived in Chicagoland and fostered the great old Elkhound Lady Grey way back in the mid 90's.
Tazzy was my very best friend and I still have a very hard time believing he has passed over the Rainbow Bridge to the land of green grass, squirrels and dog biscuits. I adopted him when he was about 1 year old. We lived all over the place - Vermont, Chicagoland, and most recently Montana. He loved to hike the mountains in all seasons and especially loved to stuff his snout in the snow and then roll around with great gusto during our winter hikes and ski trips. Tazzy was also an amazing co-pilot on our cross country adventures. He took his rightful place in the front seat every time we went in the car, when he had to head to the back, he look completely insulted. His spirit is still with us and occasionally my 3 yr old son will start talking about Tazzy out of the blue and leave a cookie or bowl of water for him "when he visits". He is deeply missed.

 


ROXANNE
Our Roxanne came to us when she was abandoned by her 'other' people when they moved away. That September day in 1995 was the beginning of an amazing life for us! She thought we were the luckiest people because 'she found us'! She gave us more than we could ever imagine - 13 years of love. she loved to 'tube on the river', camp at the dunes and the snow was her favorite. We discovered in Sept. of '07 she had a brain tumor - and wasn't supposed to live but a couple of months. She proved the vet wrong and lived another 6 months. We lost our sweet girl in April '08. she's buried under the Oak Shade Tree, in her backyard with her favorite toy of 13 years. She lives on in our hearts and we look forward to our meeting again at Rainbow Bridge.
Cindy & Lyman Young



PEER GYNT'S ROBIN GOODFELLOW
Peer Gynt's Robin Goodfellow, or "Puck" as we called him, came into our lives in November of 1993. My wife and I were married in August of that same year and we both thought that adding a dog would be a great way of determining if we were ready for kids. We added two boys to our family in 96 and 98 and they always saw Puck as their fury older brother. Puck passed away in June of 2007. He was the most affectionate animal I've ever known. He was an enormous part of our lives and we will always love him.
Scott, Deb, Connor & Brody Strait




In Memory of DUTCH
Born April 2, 2001, Died March 14, 2008
We adopted Dutch and Gunther from JNMRF in October 2004, at age 3-1/2 years. We had two Elkhounds before and really love the breed, even all the dog fur. Dutch and Gunther were quite the pair. They were littermates and great buddies.
We recently lost our Dutch due to a brain tumor. We all miss him dreadfully as we loved him so much. He was the one who would hop up in my lap if I were sitting in the rocker recliner. He slept on the bed and would flop across my stomach in the morning to let me know it was time to eat. Sometimes, I'd wake to have a furry head on my pillow. He was just shy of seven years of age when we lost him. At Rainbow Bridge, we will meet Dutch and all our other dogs that have left this earthly life. Are there animals in heaven? The Bible says so.
Isaiah 11:6 "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them." Verses 7, 8, and 9 expand on this. We know that this could not happen in this flesh life, but only after we are back to our spiritual bodies when we cross to the other side. There our animals will be waiting for us when we too pass over. Won't that be a most happy, glorious day?
Audrey and Don Wedell



SLY
3/16/08 at age 13.5 years
Sly was my best friend. He would sit next to me and stare straight in my eyes, laying his paw on my arm. He loved to get into the garbage, to walk by the water and to curl up with me. He became sick very quickly. I was able to hold him over several days in intensive care while he fought hard and his Dr.s tried to figure out what was wrong. In the end, I had to painfully take him out of his suffering. He loved me unconditionally and I him. He lives on in my heart and his pictures, though they bring tears, warm my heart with memories and love. He died on 3/16/08 at age 13.5 years and was loved beyond belief. He used to smile when he slept. I hope he is smiling now.
Virginia Norris






ARROW
9/1993 to 12/26/2007
Arrow was loyal and trusting to the very end, tolerated the fosters that came through the house for different Elkhound Rescues, Yogi , Bear, Bella, Zulu and a few others, even the one that we kept, Charcoal. Stayed by my side for 16 weeks of radiation, chemo and recovery day and night.
Dennis



 

SENTA
7 Nov. 1992-28 Dec. 2007
Senta, you have been the center of my life for the past fifteen years, since the day I brought you home when you were eight weeks old. Through all of our camping trips, rolling people in their sleeping bags in the morning, your attempts to chase moose and bear, making friends with mom's rabbit, staying by me when I was sick, saving my sanity, you've never ceased to amaze me. All those years of your smiling face, telling me to take a break when I'm working on the computer too long, training me to give you a treat when I make coffee, these will be some of my fondest memories. I love you and I miss you terribly sweet baby girl.
Love, Bobby.







SGT. BEAR of MT ELKSTAR - aka BEARBO
Oct 20, 1992 to 29 Dec 2006
I lost my elkie, bear on 29 Dec 2006. He was 14 years, 2 months, and 9 days old. He came to me as a rescue when he was only 1.5 yrs old. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog, loved going for rides in our 95’ Bronco. I am sure he thought of it as his car, he was with me the day I bought it and he got to ride home in the front seat. He learned the borders of our new house 6 years ago and patrolled them very well. The cats, raccoons and red foxes are very happy he is gone as they now have been learning that walking thru our yard front or back is now safe. He was the best hunting dog you could ask for, as long as you were hunting what ever he wanted to. I have missed him so much, much more lately than I thought possible.
Thank you, Michael.

 

 



SAGE
2000-2006
My sweet boy was born in March of the year 2000, on St Patrick's Day. He came to me Memorial Day weekend and every night slept with his head on my shoulder. He needed to be shown that he was supposed to potty outside only twice before he started going to the door by himself the very first day he was home and he was only 10 weeks old! I never, ever had to clean up one house training mistake during the course of his life. Very early on, it became obvious that there was something abnormal with his kidneys and I lost my sweet , beautiful soul mate at the age of 6 and 1/2 in Nov. of 2006. I know he is on the other side waiting for me with his elkhound siblings, sweet Ching, and brave, beautiful Nick, running and playing with an energy his body just didn't have in this life . I hope he and Ching and Nick, ( and his husky/chow brother)know how deeply they are missed and what joy they brought to my life. This photo is of Sage at a little more than 1 year old.
I also wanted to put in the husky/chow's name, which was Elvis. He was Sage's lifelong companion and died the year before. I didn't have him long enough either; he was a rescue off the street and was already around 5 years old when he came to me. I'm so glad that Sage will have this tribute to him along with all the other beautiful souls you have pictured on this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Judy Vasquez

 
NIKITA


Nikita came to us after we moved away from our home town and needed some company. She was born the month we were married, March of 1999. She had her very own unique personality that could even be difficult to live with at times. "Nikademus" was a member of the family and was with us through many difficult times. I will always remember her for her own affectionate ways. She is missed by every member of this family, even our other Elkhound "Iyko" who is adjusting to the change. Nikita's life was unfortunately short, having passed away in July of 2006. We will forever be dedicated to this breed because of the little puppy we bought after seeing her cute little black face. We love and miss out "six paws".
Linda, Scott and Ian Duncan

 




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