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Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.

It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours.

Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge, there is a land of meadows, hills
and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food
andwater and warm spring weather.

The old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again.
They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing:
They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth.

So, each day they run and play until the day
comes when one suddenly looks up!

The nose twitches. The ears are up. The eyes are searching.
And this one suddenly runs from the group.

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
You take him or her in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet. 

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:21


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Rest In Peace

16.01.2000 -  14.01.2010

In loving memory of our Bounce.
In my arms I carried her home
In my arms I let her go…..

Rest in Peace my beautiful lady….
in time we will meet again at the gates of Rainbow Bridge.

Bounce was our proverbial 'clown in a dog suit'.  She arrived at our home at the age of 10 weeks.....and what a surprise she was!  She was my first bull terrier!  At the time part our household consisted of two cats (aged 10 years and 5 years) and these two 'raised' Bounce!  She simply loved them.  Initially Bounce thought that Blade, the older cat, was her mother and many times tried to 'suckle' her....Blade, very politely, with a claw retracted paw, reassured her that this was not so!  Taz, our ginger tom, was her 'playmate'!  The two of them would go careening up and down the passage creating havoc that only a bully and a cat can create.  When Taz had had enough of Bounce's attention he would calmly jump up onto the dining room table and ignore her.

Bounce was the one who educated us to the fact that skirting boards can be chewed, shoes can be 'stolen' out of a cupboard - with a closed door - that it's not wise to leave a 9 month old bully pup alone in house!  Even if it was only for 30 minutes.  Once, and only once, I left her alone in the house while I just 'popped' down to the shops.  Upon my return I couldn't open the front door, there was something obstructing it.  Eventually, after much pushing and shoving, I discovered that our 'sweet' little girl, had pulled our two seater leather settee right up to the front door.  Not only that, she had torn open the side and promptly climbed inside to wait for her 'mummy' to come home!  Clearly a case of stress!! She also taught us about 'hucklebutting' - that 'mad moment' when they charge from one end of the house to the other, onto the couch, off the couch, round the coffee table, round the dining room table, into the garden, back into the house, down the passage, onto the bed, whirring around on the bed, sending duvet and cushions flying and then flopping down onto the floor with a delighted grin on the face and tongue hanging out of the side of the mouth. And all you can do is stand still and wait for the moment to be over!
Bounce was also our 'talker'.  Whenever I was having a conversation on the phone Bounce always had to express her 'tuppence' worth!  Often my friends wanted to know who is 'talking' in the background and when I told them that it is Bounce they were amazed because she really sounded as if she was telling us a story!   She loved it when we have visitors, especially the children!
Bounce passed on to Rainbow Bridge on the 9th January 2010.  R.I.P. our beautiful lady – until we meet again.


She has the most mischievous eyes I have ever seen,
A face full of smiles Letting you know she is queen.
At a jaunty stride Off she goes,
Nothing can hide From that inquisitive nose.
The ginger tom Is such great fun
At a leaping run, To pounce upon
Tugging an ear or two
Is even better
The tail is temping too
If only he would let her.
Digging in the garden Another favourite pastime,
With ne’er a ‘beg pardon
For all the dirt and grime.
Climbing onto tables
To see what’s on top,
Licking stolen soup ladles,
Running off with socks.
I can only but giggle
When there’s a need to chastise
As she squirms with a wiggle
Showing off her feminine wiles.
With her every ounce
She has made my life merrier

My dog, ‘Bounce’,
My Bull Terrier.
Inge Emmerson 21 July 2000

Sunday, 06 February 2011 09:18

Google - Zingora Canis Major

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Canis Major is Latin for 'greater dog'

Google was blessed with his name because of his beautiful eye markings....  He has inherited not only his sire's wonderful calm temperament but also his good looks. Google is now a proven sire.  He was mated to Mika (Lusahn Desert Rose of Zingora) and in April 2010 they produced two beautiful brindle girls.  Both pups inherited the parent’s strong bone and substance as well as their temperament.
Google loved the beach and had great fun 'biting' the surf and skipping around in the little waves. He also enjoyed the show arena and brought home a few Best Puppy rosettes and certificates.  
In April 2012 we sadly lost our beautiful Google. RIP our wonderful boy – your stay on our earth was too short but we will always be grateful for the time we shared together. You will remain in our hearts forever.
Zingora’s Canis Major 15.11.2008 - 30.04.2012

Pedigree for Zingora Canis Major

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Grisse Basse Kykeli Kokkos of Lusahn

Quest Abdelazar Imp (Noorw) NKK 11310/97 Noors, Zweed

Grisse Basse Grisse Grine

Grisse Basse Starlight Girl of Zingora (Imp Netherlands)

Quest Pomeroy

Quest T Rex Ch

Quest Regina Renegade

Quest Heritage de GrisseBasse (Imp Norway)

Kalsar Sweet William Ch., Lux Swd Ch

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