SSJRTC Paw Prayers
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge is a land of meadows, hills and valleys, all of it covered with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this lovely land. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. There, the old and frail animals are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole once more. They play all day with each other, content and comfortable.
There is only one thing missing. They are not with the special person who loved them on Earth. So each day they run and play until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up! Then, the nose twitches! The ears are up! The eyes are staring! You have been seen, and that one suddenly runs from the group!
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 trusing pet.
Then, together, you cross the Rainbow Bridge, never again to be separated.
4/14/15 SSJRTC Past Member and Friend Chris Fraley Has Passed Away
Chris Dromeshauser (Fraley)
Dec. 10th, 1952 – April 1st 2015
This past April 1st Chris passed away. Suddenly and without warning, God took her home. She has gone home to Heaven. She has reunited with our dogs Jezebel, Sadie & Trix at the Rainbow Bridge and all are with God.
Chris had a beautiful passion for life. Her passion for our Jack Russells was so strong. Her love for agility, racing our Jacks and to just having fun with them was strong.
Chris inspired my passion for Jack Russells. Without her I never would have known what a Jack Russell was or anyone in the SSJRTC. For this I am forever grateful..
I loved her so much and will forever !
To My wife, My Partner, My Best Friend I will miss You ! (–Joe)
I met Chris many years ago, first through Sunshine State trials and then through Gold Coast trials. She was a great lover of agility and her dogs did really well. She had a knack for communicating with them and they listened and did what she asked because they loved her so. She was always smiling and never met a Jack Russell or their owner and not get “speaking dog talk”. She also could clean dog’s teeth. She cleaned a couple of mine at a trial once. I couldn’t believe her patience. they were so good for her, not like when I would try that. I was lucky to keep all my fingers.
She was a caring person, kind and very friendly. Someone you met once and felt like you knew her forever. She was so excited at the 2007 Nationals when she and Sadie won agility and received the perpetual. She actually beamed (so did Sadie). We were all happy for her. Due to health she and Joe dropped out of sight for awhile, but when they did show up again, it was like old times.
They truly loved those dogs and did everything they could to make them happy and care well for them. Chris, we will miss you and that wonderful smile. I am so glad we spent some time chatting the last time we saw each other, and getting that big hug from you! God Bless You. Have fun with your lost fur kids over Rainbow’s Bridge. — Judy Tyno
10/15/14 SSJRTC Members Pauline Fawkes, Fran Shiver and Family Have Lost a Daughter and Sister, Pauline Fawkes Atkinson.
Pauline Marie Atkinson, aged 66 of Zephyrhills, FL, passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, October 13, 2014. Born to John Joseph Fawkes and Pauline Adeline Fawkes on December 2, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the oldest of eight children. She was an accomplished horsewoman, an amazing seamstress and an avid reader. She loved ballroom dancing and her Jack Russell Terriers.
She spent the last 10 years discovering her passion as an artist, creating beautiful handcrafted jewelry. She is survived by her children, Katie Gaddis and her husband Matt; Jack Behring and his wife Rachel; her grandchildren Lily and Spencer; her mother, Pauline Fawkes; her seven siblings; Margaret, John, Dolores, Mary Ann, David, Frances and Guy; and her many nieces and nephew.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Fawkes and her granddog Bo Gator. Services will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zephyrhills, on Saturday, October 18 at 9:30am. Guests are welcome to celebrate her life after the mass, at the home of Pauline Fawkes, 33333 Camerton Rd, Zephyrhills. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Gulfside Hospice @ ghppc.org.
THE BILINSKI FAMILY MOURNS THE DEATH OF MR GEORGE COSTANZA ONE OF THE LAST TRUE CHAMPIONS WHO PASSED ON AUGUST 22 2014. I THINK GEORGE DISPROVED TWO MYTHS DURING HIS RACING CAREER IF YOU WERE TO BE A CHAMPION. ONE WAS YOU COULDN’T BE NEUTERED AND THE SECOND WAS YOU HAD TO BE 15 INCHES TALL. GEORGE WON HIS FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP AS A PUPPY AND HIS LAST ONE AS A VETERAN. HE WON OVER 100 SANCTIONED RACING AND GO TO GROUND TRIALS DURING HIS TWELVE YEAR CAREER. TO ME THE MOST MEMORABLE NAIL BITING RACE OF HIS CAREER WAS WATCHING OLD GEORGE COME FROM BEHIND AFTER TRIPPING OVER THE FIRST HURDLE TO WIN THE VETERANS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP “UP THE HILL “WHICH WOULD BE HIS LAST JRTCA NATIONAL TRIAL.
DOG RACING FILLED A BIG VOID IN MY LIFE FOR MANY YEARS OWNING AND RACING SUCH CHAMPION JRT’S AS ZODIAC, CONTESSA, SPENCER, SUNDANCE KID, SAVAGE SPADE AND CONSUELA AND I MUST SAY FOR HIS SIZE GEORGE NEVER QUIT OR GAVE UP EVEN WHEN FACING GREAT ODDS AND ADVERSITIES SOMETHING I THINK EACH AND EVERYONE OF US COULD TAKE A LESSON FROM IN OUR OWN PERSONAL LIVES. ON A LIGHTER NOTE FOR THOSE WHO REALLY KNEW GEORGE THE ONLY THING GEORGE COULDN’T PASS WAS A MEAL. — Mike & Donna Bilinski
SSJRTC is very sad to report that Carolyn Teter’s beloved Roxie Abbey has passed away. Carolyn takes some comfort in knowing that Roxie is waiting, along side her ‘daddy’ Robert, for the time they will all be together again. Rest in Peace sweet Roxie. Prayers for Peace, Carolyn. Your ‘dog family’ mourns along with you.
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