"Ruff" Robert Davis
11-25-91 - 3-28-07
A Lovely Dog. Always a Gentleman.
His Mom: Bobbie
His Dad: Jaff
Breeder: Lin Reuther, Pittsford, VT
Fly away my Angel Boy. You will always be in our hearts.
CL4; CL5-F. In 2003 he earned High-Scoring Veteran Dog at the CPE Nationals in New Hampshire. He also earned High-Scoring Border Collie, was High in Standard Classes for Level 4 - 20" division, and was 9th overall in Games classes combined.
Ruff was a member of The Canine Agility Training Society in Keene, NH for 15
and was the first CATS dog to earn his ADCH and the first CATS dog to earn a NATCH and followed that up with a V-NATCH!
He retired with over 330 qualifying scores in 4 different venues. Agility, or snuggling, he was the best.
The day he earned his ADCH ... The story in The Keene Sentinel after winning the Regional ... Relaxing ... Posing ... Catching Raindrops ... and Agility
and His typical demeanor around children-Ruff & Madison O'Donnell
Celebrating our MAD at Y Agility
Ruff had many, many wonderful journeys with us, and now he leaves us for another. Until we meet again my Big Buddy
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.
- Author unknown
Putter a.k.a. Putter Oscar Davis
Putter & Ruff on a walk in 2004
C-ATCH-3, C-ATCH-4 2010 C-ATCH-5 2011
õPlease click here to see a picture of Tyger, our sweet little Maltese and my first agility dog, and read Rainbow Bridge...
On the left, Ziggy was one of my favorite dogs to run in agility, ZIGGY (left) (Karen Valle formerly Barthel), and of course, Hazard (right)!
Hazard and Tee 2009. Hmmm. Seclusion. Puppyness!
Tee and Hazard 2010