Mi Paren's Cherokee Red
has sadly crossed The Rainbow Bridge
January 26, 2010
Buddy over the years had a wonderful life....coming from Snowcloud Kennels when he was 6 months old, being Paren's constant companion, Buddy become a well know friendly shepherd, ALWAYS announcing a visitor....Buddy was my happy barker :)
He sired many litters for us,
most of them still doing well, and alot of folks who have one of Buddy's pups,
have other puppies of ours....He was always a friendly, happy-go-lucky fellow.
Carrying on his RED genes to
many of his pups, he was special in every sense of the word...
When we brought Buddy home, we
were happy and excited. We made our 11 hour trip back from Illinois and
Buddy became a well known face at our house thereafter.....he loved people, loved
being loved.....he was so special~
His first litter of puppies was
with CODY, our old gal and foundation of the kennel....
and so.....we wanted to HONOR BUDDY with this dedication page....
Later after retirement Buddy
went to live with James & Pam and their boys in Columbus, Ohio
And showed the new pups, Ziva and Victor how it
Buddy also got a
NEW JEEP to ride around in and then last summer,
Buddy went along with about
anything....relaxing daily in the "man cave" Buddy was happy and very
content...We COULD NOT have asked for a better retirement home for
Buddy....James...Pam...we CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH for everything minute of every
day that you made Buddy's life wonderful :) THANK YOU~
We are so sorry for the family's
loss....this came to our surprise as it did to them....
we will miss you Buddy....
I will miss you Buddy, my tears
still fall as I write this....you and Bubba
were my BOYS.....
When I adopted Buddy I thought I was just getting a good dog, well trained and unique in color, which I would grow to love. I was wrong! He was incredible! To get a dog this well trained and beautiful even at his age would have been worth many thousands of dollars. I actually felt guilty that Kellie never asked for a dime. He was so good and stable I could take him anywhere. We traveled together to Connecticut and Florida and he was with me all the time. When I went for coffee at Panera during warm weather he made many friends. He had his spot outside in the corner and people would stop by just to say hello and pet him. I could go inside and talk to friends or get refills and never worried about him breaking a stay. When we got the puppies, they came and sat outside with us, quickly learning to stay by the example he set. I think the hardest thing for me was telling Buddy's friends at Panera that he wouldn't be there in the spring. Several of his friends there cried when they heard the news because he meant so much to them. My whole family misses him. There is an empty spot that not even the wonderful puppies can fill. I always felt a strong responsibility to Kellie to take the best possible care of Buddy but we loved him so much that it was never a hardship. I sent pictures frequently and relayed how well things were going, how easily he fit into our lives as a family member and into my life as a constant companion. I grew to realize what an honor it was to be selected by Kellie to take care of this wonderful dog. The pictures will tell the story. We will never forget our Buddy.
James and Family
Remembering Buddy as he graced our lives here.......
You never let us down Buddy....what a wonderful shepherd you were.....You will always be remembered as the ONE WHO COULD :)
You went home with James and his family and did
exactly what I said you would.....LOVE THEM :)
my heart will forever be changed and broken...from the loss of another wonderful shepherd.....Buddy~