CHAMPION HONOR'S PUCKER UP (Kiss)
GRCA Outstanding Dam of 15 Champions
Sporting Group Placements
NUMBER TEN TOP SHOW GOLDEN IN THE NATION 1991
June 11, 1987 - July 29, 1999
Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free.
Iím following the path God laid for me.
I took Godís hand when I heard the call; I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifeís been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved oneís touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me-
God wanted me now, God set me free.
MEMORIES OF KISS
Last week we lost our dear, sweet, family member, Kiss. She was 12 years old, and I don't feel we had nearly enough time with her. We have all missed her terribly, and I think the hardest part was that she went pretty fast, and unexpectedly. She was such a dear, sweet, wonderful dog, and enriched our lives, I really feel that she was a gift from God. I fell in love with her the first time I laid eyes on her @ 5 weeks old. You could tell she was special right from the start. She was a stud puppy from my first Champion Joey. She had everything you could ever possibly want in a dog. If she had never finished or produced a single champion she would have been no less special. The fact that she produced so incredibly was surely a blessing.
I am so grateful for the 12 years we had with her, and I miss her terribly. One of these days I know I'll be able to get thru one day without crying, and be able to tell some of the wonderful memories she left us with. I remember one weekend right after we got her, we took her to a show with us when she was 6 weeks old and she had fallen asleep on her back. Her legs were "spread eagle" and her belly was HUGE, you couldn't fit your wide open hand around it. From that time on, we always joked, saying we picked our puppies by how big their bellies were. The bigger the better!"
In these past few days, these wonderful memories keep popping in my head and I remember how sweet she was, what a clown she was, and in her old age, she thought she could get away with anything and it didn't matter because she was old.
Kiss was a great dog, and even more, a member of our family. If you sat down and wrote a list of everything you would want a dog to be, that was Kiss. We loved her from the first day we laid eyes on her, and will always have memories of the tremendous joy she brought to us.
She was a "stud puppy" and when we went to see the litter at 5 weeks, she totally stole my heart. She fell asleep in my arms on her back, sucking my finger, and she wouldn't let go. We went back a week later and took her home. I have so many memories of her as a baby, because she was so special, right from the start.
She was introduced to dog shows long before she was old enough to enter and I remember once when we were walking through the vendors area, a kid that worked for one of the vendors dropped a whole box of small, soft squeekie toys. The look on her face was unforgettable. He whispered to Kiss "OK you can have one, but don't tell anyone!" She picked out a little alligator and had that toy for over 2 years without a mark on it.
I feel like I've lost a child, or my best friend, and I'll miss her sweet face and happy tail. I even miss her begging while we ate dinner! It's just not the same around here, stepping over her in the kitchen. Nothing can fill our loss right now, but I know in time I won't cry every time I think about her.
I feel like a piece of my heart is gone, but I know when I see Kiss again in heaven with all our other loved ones, all our hearts will be restored and filled with constant love and joy for eternity.
I Thessalonians Chapter 4 Verses 13-14
"We want you to know the truth about those who have died, so that you will not be so sad as those who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again; so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have died believing in him."
6 weeks and practicing
"What are those guys doing running around the ring? I can do it better!"
....and she could -
Kiss was almost a finished Champion before her first birthday!
A Major from the Puppy Class!
Our favorite show photo with one of Kiss' favorite judges, Carl Liepmann.
Our favorite. Waiting for the ball to be thrown.
"Titus 1:2 .........resting in the hope of eternal life"
"John 16:20.......Your hope will turn to joy"
We will see our Kissy Poo, Kissy Woodles again someday..................
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