Session IV now in progress. On the "new" canine flu issue; it seems to be under control, with no fresh outbreaks of which we are aware. However, for the safety of your dogs, we urge that you have them vaccinated before taking classes with us. The vaccine is given in a series of two shots (to start) in a two week period. Upcoming events: Indoor Show 'n' Goes in our climate controled building, on 8/26, door opens at 7:30 am (see S'n'Go info on website). Nosework Seminars 9/9/17, attendance forms w/payment must be reach Diane by 8/26. New type of classes starting soon – AKC Trick Classes!

Memorials

In Loving Memory

The ADTC Memorial Pages are dedicated to the Canine Companions we have loved, and who have gone before us to Heaven. Please join us in remembering them and paying tribute!

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RAINBOW BRIDGE

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 have 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 begins to quiver. 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…..

Author Unknown

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ASCENSION
by Colleen Corah Hitchcock

And if I go,
While you’re still here…Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure-
Behind a thin veil you cannot see through.

You will not see me, So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
Both aware of each other.

Until then, live your life to its fullest,
And when you need me, Just whisper my name in your heart,
.And I will be there.

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Rather than mourn the absence of the flame
Let us celebrate how brightly it burned.

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let us love, protect and preserve these who are surely some of Gods most wondrous,
for indeed, we have them for all too short a time…

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Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond that glints in the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain,
When you awaken in the morning.
Hush, I am the swift upflinging
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star that shines in the night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

American Indian Proverb

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I Am Not There

Do not look for me on the bed
I am not there.
Do not look for me in the field, nor wood for
I am not there.
Do not cry for me because I’ve gone on
Smile because I was.
Look into your heart
I will live forever, there.

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We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our own
live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary pain..

“The Once Again Prince” Irving Townsend