Spot Our Past Star


'Ch Echoviews Keg & Cork'
Date Of Birth: September 3, 2005 ~ December 23, 2016
Sex: Male
BAER Tested Bi-lateral Hearing
Sire: CH. Troika’N Echoviews Free Rein - Coach
Dam: Ch Echoviews Encore In Black - Daisy


'Blue' with Judy Newman

‘Blue’ will turn heads when he enters the
show ring in the late winter of 2006. 
The judges will see a beautiful headpiece, l
evel topline with loads of reach and drive.
‘Blue’ has an awesome temperament
and an attitude that will shout to the judges…
”Just you watch me!”
'Blue' finished in 3 weekends out and has produced quality puppies.

'Spike' & 'Kaja' at their personal pages.
'Blue' is now retired and residing
with Judy Newman in Calgary, Alberta.

A Living Love
If you ever loved an animal, there are at least two days in your life you will always remember.......
The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend.
You may nave spent weeks deciding on a breed.
Or perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have had just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter,
simple because something in its eyes reached your heart.
But when you bring that chosen pet home and watch it explore its special place in your hall or front room----
and when you feel it brush against you for the first time----
t instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you through the many years to come.
The second day will come when your friend leaves you.
It may be a sudden, anguished moment, a decision your friend and God have made for you,
or a decision you made for your friend...out of compassion and caryng,
but whichever way your friend eventually leavs you, whether after a few weeks or months or even after many years----
that day you will feel as long as you see a single star in the dark night.
If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as you mist.
And if you are typical, you will find that not many in your circle of family or friends
will be able to understand your grief or comfort you.
But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years,
you may find that a soul---a bit smaller in size than your own----
seems to walk with you at times during the lonely days to come.
And at moments when you least expect anything out of the ordinary to happen,
you may feel something brush against your leg.....very very lightly.
And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest friend use to lay,
you will remember those two significant days.
The memory will most likely be painful and leave an ache in your heart.
As time passes the ache will come and go as if it has a life of its own. 
You will both reject it and embrace it and it may confuse you. 
If you reject it, it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you. 
Either way, it will still be an ache.
But there will be, I assure you, a third day when-----along with the memory of your pet
and piercing through the heaviness in your heart, thee will come a realization that belongs only to you. 
It will be as unique and stron as our realationship with each animal we have loved and lost.
This realization takes the form of a Living Love----
like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted,
this love will remain and grow----
and be there for us to remember.  It is a love we have earned.
It is the legacy our pets leave us when they go.
And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live.
It is a love which is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our beloved pets,
it is a love we will always possess.
Author Unknown.

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