Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together
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These are some of the KENRO CREW that we will remembered fondly.
Kapell's African Prince SJATD, CD, CGN
July 1, 2002 - January 11, 2013
Kenya was my first dog and best friend. We have made a lot of moves together and learned a lot together as well. He was my right had man when I need something and has always been very loyal. He was the gentlest of souls and had a very kind heart. He got very worried and concerned when someone was crying or upset. Kenya has always surpassed my expectations and made me proud at any thing we have tried. Even though Kenya was not that stunning show dog, Kenya has made a wonderful Therapy dog and has been by my side at work often. He attained obedience titles very easily and quickly. We were a team and have remained that way until his passing. Kenya was into his retirement and enjoying it! He still loved rides in the truck and going to work with me on occasion. He continued to enjoy his time in the fields and still liked to swim. His only challenge was arthritis but he was taking it all in stride until bone cancer struck. Much thanks to Greg Kapell from Pilot Butte, Sask for entrusting my "first" golden to me and introducing me to this wonderful breed!
Friday, January 11, 2013 was a very sad day for me. It was the day my very best friend was taken from me. It was a sudden shock and my heart aches but I know you are in a better place without pain and for that I'm thankful. I always promised that I would not let you suffer - I owed you that. You will always be in my heart and mind. I cannot thank you enough for the years you were with me and the fun we had. We had a true bond and that will not be forgotten! I wish you peace while you run and play at Rainbow Bridge. Miss you and love you forever........