Scout came to us March 3, 2001 as a rescue dog, but really he rescued us. He was a beautiful,
pure bred Norwegian Elkhound who had been waiting a month for us to find him in the animal
shelter. The 2 1/2 years he lived with us, he brought us so much joy and lots of daily exercise.
He was a great protector, but always gentle and sweet with us. He'd do anything for a "greenie."
Scout had a very aggressive brain tumor and could not maintain his balance. On September 15,
2003, after a very brave battle, he died with great dignity in our home surrounded by good
friends who helped him go into the light and to the rainbow bridge. He is very sorely missed by
Ted & Barbara, and his little sister, Zoe, an elkhound mix. However, we know how happy he is now
and he's very grateful to us for releasing him from his physical limitations.
We love you Scout.
CH. WILDWOODS MYSTIC RAINSHADOW
MARCH 1992- JUNE 2003
Marrie was a bitch we bought from my friend Linda Hoffman to breed to Cruise. It was a good
match and they produced some very nice dogs. Marrie was awarded the "Susan D. Phillips Top
Producing Bitch" award in 2001 from the NEAA. Her sons and daughters have won BOS and Best in
Sweeps at our National Specialty, and BOB, WB and Sweeps at Regional Specialties. Two have been
Group 1 winners.
Sitting by that whelping box with the bitches bringing puppies into the world, brings a close
bond that only a breeder feels in their heart with the bitch. She was so sweet and loving to her
people but she was the boss with the other dogs. She ruled this house with an iron paw when
she lived here. Everything belonged to Marrie; toys, chewies, her people, her pups and the dogs
that lived here understood that.
For that reason, in her season years she went to live with my good friend Jean. I saw her once
a week and I often house sit for this friend, so Marrie was really still mine. But Marrie loved
my friend Jean dearly, as she got all of her attention and love and went for walks nearly
everyday with her.
We have planted a rose in her garden in memory of Marrie.....it's called "Cherished"...and
that she was, from the day she came to use, till the day she left. Thank you Linda, for
letting us share in Marrie's life. She was so "special" to all of us. She will live on in
pedigrees for years.
1988 to April 28, 2003
"Sarah was the greatest dog I ever had. She taught me to love dogs, crafty dogs at that. I miss
her so so so much every day."
He was born May 10, 1988 in Junction City, Oregon of regal purebred
Norwegian Elkhound parentage. He died in my arms this morning, May 17,
2003, at 8:00 am in Kona, Hawaii on the Big Island at 15 years of age
beneath a fragrant tropical tree surrounded by our love. He is survived by
his lifelong companion, Katie, also a purebred Norwegian Elkhound, who is 14
years old. Kobe was our "first born" and I will carry him in my heart
forever. Afterwards, we gathered at the beach to remember him fondly
through photographs and mementos including the original $100 deposit for
"male puppy" from the breeder. Kobe, I miss you so.
Rob and Aven
"What a Pal!"... Britt was Norwegian Elkhound all the way and...a ' very special Elkhound' from
day one... in that he was the runt of a 13 pup double-gestation litter from our sweet Elsa of
Livernois. Britt was the tiniest baby Elkhound pup I had ever produced in a litter or had seen.
Fit in the palm of your hand! Totally too cute! It was instant love for him, and so even with 3
Elkhounds already he was invited to remain with us as another member of the family. He fit right
in, too!, I might add. He took the #2 slot, right next to his dad Eilkso. In this litter there
were two sets of pups of distinct size differences... then there was Britt. Britt got his name
from our first Elkhound our family acquired in 1959 while living in Great Britain, hence the name
Britt. Here at 8 or 9 months old he had been caught on the couch again... didn't like it outside
and barked for weeks until we gave in and he lived from then on inside... anyway, and when told
to get off the couch he defied us with a bark - 'No!'. Then he was told again to get off... and
he barked and as if to get up and jump off... just as he was about to get off he did a 180-degree
spin and popped up on to the top of the couch and with his eyes and another yip!... said, 'there
now... I am off the couch!' Such was life with Britt who we affectionately called BoBo... or Bo.
or HB... for 'honeyboy'. And... what a "Bo". He was a honey boy! So sweet!! He was such a
"poo". Always loving and always had his nose in the "doggie cookie box", trying to eat all the
poo snacks. Kind'a quiet now, these days... but his memory will always live in our hearts
forever. He will always be a part of my life...
As all of our Elkhounds do, in that they rest in peace with us on our property, Bo may not be
completely gone... but his absence pulls ever so hard at the deepest parts of our very sad hearts
. In every respect, Bo was a constant loving companion and a little gentleman, as well. This
little Elkhound was one of those life's experiences... adventures... that while you know and feel
how much it hurts now that it is over... you can't help but thank and praise the Good Lord for
the experience... for in so many ways... to have been loved by BoBo and to have loved him was to
have loved and shared in those deeper parts of life itself. "What a Pal!"... Sweet dreams BoBo!
!! We love you!! Britt leaves behind... Trinka, Jules and LuAnn.
TAKKDAHL LITE'S I'M DA BAWS
Born 9-1-89 Died 4-11-03
Loved and greatly missed by Robert and Donna Dyrdahl.
Rikki passed on at 7 years of age in a tragic accident on April 2, 2003.
He was always my "naughty dog", always raiding the trash and getting into
things he wasn't supposed to and this behavior was his eventual downfall as
he suffocated in a bag of tortilla chips he stole from the counter while I
was at work. He was really just a big puppy at heart, and was so full of
life and energy. He was always ready to play, to run, to hunt, to hike, to
bark, to play some more (he fetched quite well for an Elkhound), and, of
course, to eat! He kept this house lively with his antics, and while
sometimes frustrated by his bad habits at times, I find myself missing them
terribly now because they were more than outweighed by his gentle, sweet
nature and fun loving character. At the end of the day it all came down to
the fact he just wanted to be loved. Nothing made him happier than a kind
word and a scratch under the chin. Loved, and missed, he is! Godspeed
Rikki. See more pictures and more writing about him at
September 1996 - April 2003
Lost a leg but never his spirit
Lovingly escorted to the Bridge on 4/2/03
Missed by many but none more than his adoptive family
Cheryl, Jon and Alisha Brown and greyhound Basil
AM/CAN CH. FOREST HILLS CHANCE
Owned & loved by PAT WALLING & FERN KESZLER
BRED BY FERN
My daughter or I showed Chance a good deal of the time that he was in the ring in the U.S. and
Canada. He was a great show dog, always ready to give 100% in the ring. He loved showing, being
groomed, and of course, the baiting.
They don't come along like Mr. Chance too many times for a handler, nor a breeder. He was a born
show dog and could have done so much winning if he had gone to shows week after week. He was
the Junior Futurity Winner at the NEAA first Futurit, Winner's dog at the NEAA National Specialty
in 1990, Winner of the Veterans Class (7-10 years of age) at the NEAA National Specialty in 1998.
Rest in peace, Old Friend, You were one of the greatest showmen I ever handled.
"Luke" beloved nursing home dog. Luke came to us through Garden State Rescue,
and became one of our best employees. Loved and missed by 170 of the kindest people you will
ever know. Special thanks to rescue for bringing him into our lives.
March 12, 2003
gone but not forgotten, "Our little fat boy". Submitted by Diane Helms (his Illinois foster mom).
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