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Lucy loo was the first boarder we said good bye too. Her parents loved her coming here.
she played with every body and in some way leaves us with a part of her still with us.
In the form of her sister Trixie.Lucy Loo, was here during her treatment and on the good days.too
One of the things that was personnelly touching was at the last vist. Lucy was supposed to (remain quiet)
and not play to much. thats hard to do when you've had an active life.
We had another Boxer in at the time by the name of Jake, he was alot younger than Lucy and when the guys
played he kinda hovered around her kennel.
I was alittle apprehensive but my gut told be he would be fine, So I brought the hypo lot back and gave them a
biscuit. I let Lucy out and she walked out to the play area, I let Jake out, he walked to where Lucy was, a pair of
Boxers they walked around the areas like old friends no jumping, or fooling about just walking side by side.
A little blossom tree is planted for Lucy at the top of the drive way. it reminds me of her calm temprement
and pretty disposition.Lucy passed over the Rainbow bridge November 2010.
Spencer was my Golden he lived a long and happy life, He must have been one of the best travelled dogs ever.
When we moved So to did Spencer, He started life in the Carolina's then Texas and eventually Washougal.
He spent as much time in the car, site seeing as we did.
His best friend was Boston, he's the black lab here, and when we added to the fold with Jake the yellow lab, You
could just see his eyes rolling with the look of ......!! really, do we need too. But Jake was the Baby, and Spencer the
best of doggy grandad's.
He blossomed here when we opened the boarding facility, and was always the first to meet and greet the
newbies he was gentle, well mannered as most goldens are.
Spencer passed super bowl sunday 2011, his timming was always spot on. We still miss the way he inspired our
younger boarders, he was like a grandad to them with the patience of a saint.
I think he got mentally younger as he got pyhsically older, he kept up with most here, but like the rest of us good
days go hand in hand with bad.
Spencer was 15 and a perfect gentleman.
Brodie came to us in March 2011, He was a rescue, his previous owners had left him in a boarding kennel,
but whatever the reason, there is always a good samaritian out there.
Brodie was scared of confinement, understandbly and needed to see his mom, at every oppotunity, bless him.
Nobody was ever gonna leave that boy again. He gave us all his trust here, and we started to give him trust too,
He was introduced slowly to the others but soon became part of the woof gang.
Brodie was to touch all our lives here for a brief time, he passed away Easter 2012.
He was to those that knew him a gentle giant .
In honour of that we have planted a giant weeping willow, that will when it matures will be as giant and as
gentle as the friend it was planted for.Sleep well Brodie.
Jack came to us early 2011 with his brother Tonka(aka, hell on wheels).
Jack was a gentle, older gentleman in his senior years, Tonka quiet the opposite.But Jack had groomed him to be quite
the star, and was now in need of some peace to let his younger brother find new friends and himself a rest.
Jack was easily the most tolerent of the younger groups and just raised his eyebrow once in a while.
he had a spring in his step to show he could still do it.
Jack passed away Thanksgiving 2011. After a long period of thyroid and heart problems, but he left behind a piece of
the younger spritely Jack in Tonka....
I've known for several months of the passsing of this dear friend, But like everything else in life timing
is something that we need to respect.
Our little Lady Vee was an original woof and tumble client way back in 2010. We all shared some wonderful
times here with Vee,
The lady part was something we called her here, as she was a Total lady (when she needed to be).
An exceptional little girl, and one that will be greatly missed, but will always have a place here with us all.
She loved to chase those blessed moles and loved to have her head in a hole, But if you ever mentioned it, she
would cock her head to one side and say, Me, with a head in a hole getting dirty, I dont think so, and smile.
sleep well little one you will always be a part of us here.x
Another gentle giant has of ours has made the journey over the rainbow bridge.
Porter was one of those boys that was always happy He had a tail that could knock you several feet.
a head on him the size of a very large boulder, slobbber that you needed a bath towel to clean oof
and the sweetest eyes, and a demenor that was so gentlemanly and perfect.
Porter passed away late January early February 2013,due to throat issues and complications.
I will deeply miss this dog amongst dogs RIP, little angel.
Max came to us in 2011 with his brother Mr Happy, Max was in every sense of the word a pure German
doberman, and a beautiful specimen, not only did Max have good looks BUT he was the most mellow,
friendliest doberman I have ever met.
Max passed away this July with a stomach tumor, which developed very fast.
It saddens me to think these friends of mine go so quickly
RIP our wonderful friend .
Brutus first came to us in the November of 2011 and again in the July of 2012,
Brutus had never boarded before anywhere, and his Dad had the misconception that boarding meant
cages, and he never wanted that for his best friend
He took some convincing but let Brutus stay,That little boxer had one of the best times,
He played chasing the squirrels making friends with the regulars, he was one of the gang.
A very social dog,playful with that glint of mischief, he loved his tennis balls liked to
watch the others had that all knowing look in his eyes.
we bonded, like I do with all my fur babies and it was always disappointing to see him go, But his Dad was his
best bud, Brutus would run and smile and jump every time that car came up the driveway.
Brutus unfortunately passed, His Dad called to give me the news, It's always hard to hear though's words
and hear the hurt and sadness in the voice.
Brutus is now on the other side of our rainbow with friends old and new, being the happy playful
sole he always was.
Rest in peace little one sweet dreams you will always have a special place in our hearts here at W & T. xx
Dexter was an old guy, with a heart of gold and a calming influence And he looked at you with his deep soulful
eyes He always looked like he was ready to ask a question
He plodded around the grounds with the seniors with an air of regal grace about him.
he was a sweetie, quiet and a little shy but he found his spot here and even came out of his shell
on occasion and had some pep to his step.
His mom hated to leave him ( just like the rest of you ) and it was hard to get him pictured with a tail in motion
it wagged on rare occasions when the food was being served and always when mom was there.
Dexter passed away Friday Memorial weekend. RIP our little friend, Your spirit will always have a home with us
It has been a long time, for me since we all said goodbye to this little girl.
Delilah, very quickly became a firm friend .She was an old girl, feisty at times, but sweet.
Miss D, as we all called her was Totally blind, deaf and needed her insulin injections daily, she liked nothing more
than holding onto the tail of my yellow lab, and being shown around, this was especially helpful when we
changed around the fencing and added airlocks .After a time she found her feet. and moved around on her own
it was funny to see some dogs cross in front of her to stop her walking into trees as she would bump into
them and turn. she would entertain herself on her arrival and would stand in the middle of the floor and
hop from front to back legs barking and spinning
Miss D passed last November, she took a turn for the worst on one of her stays with us here, we managed to
get her to the vet but the dogs knew there was something wrong and as we were leaving one dog started to
howl and before we got out the door every dog was howling,like they were saying goodbye, it was heart
wrenching, which is probably why it's taken this time to write, it's still a difficult day to think about.
We all know Miss D is sat on the other side of the bridge, watching,waiting and in perfect health.
RIP little one we miss you
September 14th 2016 we said good bye to our beautiful Boston
Bossy as he was affectionately called had lived with us, as our family member since 2002 from the age of 8 weeks.
He travelled around the USA moving from state to the next until we finally settled in Washougal.
He was an integral part of my life and was always to be seen snoozing in the sun or chasing some ball around.
He loved being a main cog working here, and was a companion and guide to lots of the new guys, always
the protector and the (Man ) all the kids looked up to The kennel will never be the same without him.
Boston loved to meet and greet everyone here both owners and furry friends.
He has left a huge hole in my heart but I know that he's running with his BFF whom he never forgot
Boston has many friends on the other side of the bridge. I know he's found his place there and is playing as he always did
with a happy smile and a ball in his mouth,
The gang will miss you Mr B , but we all look forward to meeting you again.
Cocoa was a wonderful standard poodle with a sight disability, but it didn't affect her personality.
Cocoa came in for her screening and did extremely well. She had her own time frame, we called it cocoa time
and she did things when she wanted to and when she was ready, And I think she did this right to the very end
A little unsure in the beginning, but very soon her routine was set she did like to make her way through the
opposite gates to every one else to get to the field, and didn't like to be part of the In crowd too much
But she did like to see what was going on elsewhere and we did watch her enjoy sunning herself on her
little patch near the top gate. But it's funny to see the personalities of these kids evolve when they stay.
She had her friends she liked to be with and those she didn't want to be with she was in every way a
typical perfect poodle.
Cocoa passed away in her sleep whilst she was staying here with me. It was horrifing and also a relief to know
that Id seen her playing and being with the others the day before and totally at peace with the world.
The most difficult of conversations and one that I would not like to repeat ever was to her family.
But they all had there own strengths and we got through together.
RIP cocoa your rainbow bridge came and you walked over a happy, content well loved princess.
You will be missed and always loved.