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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

once in a lifetime

Asgard Cavalier, CDX, AX, AXJ, HCT, JHD

March 29, 1993 - March 25, 2004

Everyone loved you and you loved me.

You were my buddy, my partner, my friend - my companion in every sense of the word. Asking nothing more than to be at my side, a willing participant in anything I wanted to try if it meant we could do it together. You were the most dependable, reliable, honest and steady dog I've ever known. Our trust was mutual - you knew I wouldn't ask anything of you that you couldn't do, and I knew if I asked, you would try. But more than anything, what I will miss most is the feeling of knowing, the wordless communication, the simple and quiet pleasure in each other's company. There was still so much left to do and to try together, but we ran out of time. And the last thing I ever wanted to say to you was goodbye.

Earning 10 titles in his nearly eleven years, Isaac earned his Companion Dog Title at 18 months old and his Companion Dog Excellent at 3-1/2 years old. When he was 8 years old we tried herding and he earned his HCT, followed by his JHD six months later at age 9. We also started training for agility when he was 8, earning his Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumpers at age 9. In 2003 at 10 years old, he earned his Open Agility, Open Agility Jumpers, Agility Excellent and Agility Excellent Jumpers titles. He was awarded the Standard Schnauzer Club of America Agility Dog of the Year for 2003.

Five years later and he is missed still. 
He will be missed forever.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

What an amazing dog. My once in a lifetime dog wasn't nearly so accomplished, but loved and missed just as much. She's been gone a year and a half....

Jen said...

Such a lovely tribute to what sounds like a wonderful dog.