Forever in our hearts .....

"A Parable of Immortality" by Henry van Dyke.

I am standing by the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch
until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the places of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
'There she goes! ' ,
there are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout :
'Here she comes!'

30-09-00 to 24-09-10

Lucy was a wonderful testiment to the Rottweiler. She was a great ambassador for the breed. Lucy is the dog that taught me so much about herding. She was a natural. Herding came so easy to her. She took her job as guardian of her flock very seriously. She took special care to ensure that no harm ever came to them and did her best to move the sheep through the obsticles as they came up in the trials. She was my constant companion from the moment she came into my life until the day she left. She unfortunately had been fighting a very couragous battle against Ostesarcoma for three months prior to her death. Losing her was like losing a part of me that can never be replaced. Lucy taught me many things while she was alive, mostly about patience. She was very different from Logan in training and trialling. I had to wear two different hats when working either one of them. The void her loss has placed in our lives is immense - it will never be filled.

Lucy earned many many High in Trials in herding at all breed trials. She was also the first Rottweiler in North America to earn the title of Stock Dog Started in the Canadian Kennel Club. She was a joy to trial and it was truly my privilege to be her herding partner. God speed Lucy.


Am/Can CH Vonbaker’s Landmark of Evrmor, RN, PCD, HT, HS, HI, SDS (1st Rottweiler in North America to achieve this title), SDI, STDscd, OTDds, HTAD1, HTAD2, HRD1, HTD1, JHD, HIC, TT, CGN, Multi HIT, Multi High Combined, Multi High Overall, Multi RHIT, ’06 CKC Top Herding Dogs (Arena): #4 Herding Started All Breed, #11 Herding Intermediate All Breed, #2 Herding Started Breed, #2 Herding Intermediate Breed, '07 CKC Top Herding Dogs (Arena): #1 Herding Advanced Breed (Stock dog): #1 Stock Dog Started Breed and #3 All Breed, 09' CKC Top Herding Dogs (Stock Dog): #4 Stock Dog Intermediate All Breed and #1 Breed, CHIC#13317 (DNA sample donated for Canine Health Research)

OFA: chic





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