Scout 12.5 years youngScout at the Weston Reservoir
                   Scout - Sept 2009 (12.5 years)                                                           Scout - May 2010 (13 years)
 UCD Drew Woods Scout Kendra CD RAE CGC TDI ASCA-CD

Mar. 5, 1997 – April. 9, 2011

Scout passed away on Apr. 9, 2011 at the age of 14 years, due to complications from multiple myeloma, and ultimately renal failure.    Smart, sweet, and biddable, she always had a smile on her face.   A late bloomer, Scout was my Novice A dog, finishing her AKC CD at age 8, and her UCD and ASCA-CD shortly thereafter.  Ever cheerful, she never complained and put up with my training mistakes. She liked rally and easily finished her RE, so we started our quest for the RAE.  Due to spondolysis she was temporarily retired after seven RAE legs at the age of 10.  She later had surgery to remove a mast cell tumor, and after four months off she felt so much better that she finished the RAE in grand style at the Charles River trial in March 2008.  It was the thrill of a lifetime for me when she won Novice B at the YGRC Specialty in May 2008 at the age of 11.  She went around the Weston Reservoir over 4,800 times as it was her favorite trail walk, and was a graceful swimmer, never making so much as a splash in the water.  She always got along with the many doggie visitors at our house, Trooper, her 11 year old ADD “brother” and indulgently tolerated Page, her “great-great-grandniece” who would run laps around and jump over her.  I am grateful for the many good years and will always cherish the memories I had with Scout – such a sweet and good-natured golden girl with the wry smile and wonderful temperament.

-Susan Crum


PRAIRIE (August 23, 2002 to June 17, 2009)

Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz’s Prairie (CGC, 2 legs toward her CD) died peacefully at home on June 17 just 10 days after being diagnosed with a histiocytic sarcoma.  Prairie was a highly intelligent, beautiful, sweet, and loving friend and companion.  She invented fun games and climbed her special tree at Fresh Pond.  She had a moral compass and protected older female dogs.  Prairie enjoyed coming to NEDTC on Thursday nights and was a regular in the novice/open class.  She was a wonderful and magnificent dog who will be missed by all who knew her.


Bradley, one of my favorite juvenile delinquents and the treasured
friend and beloved companion of Andrea and Michael Giso, passed over
the Rainbow Bridge this past Tuesday due to lymphoma.
Bradley was just an adolescent, his 3rd birthday would have been April
13th, and anyone who knew him knew what a magnificent brat, loving boy
and special dog he was.

It is with a very heavy heart that I post this sad news, and I know we
all share in Andrea and Michael's grief over the loss of such a
special young friend.

Marjie, April 3, 2009

Thompson’s Dream Come True, CD, CGC
This beautiful, gallant dog crossed the rainbow bridge this morning. It was clearly time for Duncan to stop having to struggle through each day. In his brief career, he was the proud recipient of three blue ribbons in our quest for a CD title, despite his having no interest whatsoever in competition. He was challenged by more physical ailments than any one animal ever should be, yet he continued to move thru life with as much dignity as he could muster. He loved unconditionally as long as you weren't a runner, a bicyclist or a loud truck with bouncing gardening equipment on the back. His spirit remains with me and I know he would thank each of you for loving him during his brief 8 years. Thanks to all of you for your ongoing cheerleading for Dunc. I know he greatly appreciated it. I certainly do.

Nancy, July 8th, 2006

"Murray", CGC, 1996-2005
Beloved Companion of Donna Culbert

My dear Murray 

You passed so quickly and I wasn't ready to say goodbye.

But it meant that you were spared much pain and for that I am grateful.
You came to me as a shy, lanky-legged puppy that ate the back of my couch and
grew into a sweet, mature gentleman.
You were my best friend, my psychiatrist, my playmate, my protector, my child, my student and my greatest teacher. Now you are my own special angel.
Thank you for all that you gave me. I was blessed to have you as long as I did.