McRuff

"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.

 

USDAA:  Agility Dog June, 1993, Advanced Agility Dog November, 1993, Agility Dog Champion June 14, 1997
 2001 Grand Prix Finalist (CATS Grand Prix Regional Winner 22"), 2002 Veteran Grand Prix Finalist,
Jumpers Champion - Bronze, Standard Champion - Bronze, Snooker Champion - Bronze, Relay Champion - Bronze; Gamblers Champion, Performance Top Ten - Gamblers, Top Ten - Snooker

CPE:  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.

 NADAC:  NATCH (8/20/00), V-NATCH;     AKC:   MX, MXJ, CD, CGC   

CATS:  Ruff was a member of The Canine Agility Training Society in Keene, NH for 15 years,
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

Snow Angel                                                               

                                                                                           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 remember

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
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

This is Putter.  (2/28/96-5/2011) AAD, CL3-R, CL3-H, AX, AXJ, EAC, EJC, CGC, etc.

 

Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday that we brought Putter home from Monadnock Humane Society. Yes, I admit that I already had him in a crate in my van when Sid came to "approve" the adoption :)Given up as "uncontrollable, bites the kids, can't be housebroken" etc, he was none of those things. Yeah, he had some attitude, but just the right amount.

 

 

 

 

 

Putter & Ruff on a walk in 2004

 

 

Hazard 10 years old!  Hazard earned his MPD in 2011! AD, AAD, RM, JM, CL2, CL3, CL4, OA, OAC, OGC, OJC, NAJ.

MPD (Master Performance Dog)

 C-ATCH HAZARD!!! 7-2008  and C-ATCH-2 HAZARD  5-2009;
C-ATCH-3,   C-ATCH-4 2010  C-ATCH-5 2011

Please 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

Tee and Hazard 2010