Champion Cameo's Dream Come
Windrift's Secret Ballot CGC
Champion Cameo Good Golly Ms.
This is a very difficult page to create. We still cannot believe that Trueman, HollyKitty, and HollyBear ; and now Molly, are gone. Their souls are such a vital part of our lives, our hearts, and our own souls... We still very much feel their presence around us every day... but we so very miss the opportunity to hold them, to laugh with them, to play, and to simply be with them. It is one of our greatest hopes that the Rainbow Bridge is a truth, and that someday we'll be able to see our Truebie get totally goofy again - laughing at himself, tucking his butt under him and running in silly circles, laughing at the world, and us.... To have HollyKitty butt heads with us so hard that we worried about a concussion... To have HollyBear run through her incredible repertoire of tricks for us and cock her head so beautifully as she made certain that we knew that she was listening to anything we needed to talk about. Molly - such a sweet, loving, dignified soul who adored Jeni from the very moment she first saw her, and adored her every moment after. And especially Molly's sweet WOOO WOOO WOOO with her nose pointed to the sky when she sang with joy.
As I have often said, the ONLY thing that I don't like about dogs and cats is that they leave before I am ready to be without them.
True, I miss you so much. My heart just aches. You were simply the best friend I could ever dream of having. You took such wonderful care of me... taught me so much. I feel so fortunate to have just a little bit of you back in the form of your great-grandson Briggs, and your great-granddaughters Stella & Ramona. We are so proud of you being the father of the breed's first ever Master Hunter, Ch. Cameo Comedy the Divine Ms. M WD JH SH MH, better known far and wide as Maddie. I dream of you being back with me so very often. I wish I could wrap my arms around you again and feel your sweet gentle doggie kisses on my face. Thank you. I will always love you. You are the greatest soul I have ever known.
HollyKitty, what an awesome cat. I know that you were born to this world to watch over Jeni, to love her, to understand her when she felt like no one else did, and to help her see what a wonderful person she is. You did a fantastic job. Losing you after so many years together was one of the hardest things Jeni could ever imagine, and we both feel your presence with us often. Thank you. We miss you.
HollyBear... I still do not know how to even survive without you at my side. We went through so many many things together. You always made me feel like we'd make it, and we'd end up winning no matter what. I will always fondly remember how you approached every other creature with a "candidate running for office" attitude! You are such a huge part of my own soul that I still cannot accept you aren't here anymore. I hope there are squirrels to chase at the bridge... and lots of Bonz treats... and a princess' pile of pillows... I hope we will be together again someday because I don't even know how to be myself without you. I love you.
Molly... the great-grandmother of our puppies, and that is a huge measure of comfort for us as we can see much of her in Stella, Ramona, and Briggs' eyes - most especially when they are feeling mischievous. She was the mother of some fantastic dogs, including the breed's first ever Master Hunter, Ch. Cameo Comedy the Divine Ms. M WD JH SH MH, better known far and wide as Maddie.
We have always said that every 6 month period after 10 years old
is a blessing in Clumbers, and Molly was nearly 14 years old. So that is a lot
of blessings. She was the most stoic, dignified dog. She is free of the pain
now, and free to WOO WOO WOOO to the skies in happiness again. We hope there
are counters to surf at the Rainbow Bridge, and we're certain that if so, she
and Trueman are - right now - paws up and stealing forbidden yummies with glee.
And no more baths! She can wallow at her leisure, being the original SwampDog!
We feel so very fortunate to have shared our life with Molly for so long. We're holding the wonderful memories of her closely to our heart... things like when Molly first set eyes on Jeni, and fell madly in love with her. Molly claimed Jeni as her person that very moment, and adored her every moment after. Times like the Spaniel Olympics when Jeni, against my advice, entered Molly in the Heeling competition... and placed! This from a dog who had never once been asked to heel - and against dogs who had obedience titles! Molly was like that for Jeni - she'd do anything Jeni ever asked. We also remember the hikes with Molly - wearing her backpack and being really annoyed with us when we stopped for a break on the trail. Molly was a Drill Sergeant - go go go! No breaks! Let's go! The many times when we thought she was laying quietly at our sides, when actually she had snuck off to counter-surf and steal some forbidden goodies. Stealth Clumber, extraordinaire. No one has ever perfected the innocent look, while lying through her teeth, better than Molly! She was one of the easiest keepers ever and rarely asked for anything. A comfy blanket and time with us... and the occasional ride in the car was enough for her to be in glee. Everything beyond that was a gift that she appreciated visibly. She taught us a lot about so many things; dignity, gratitude, and enjoying each and every day.
We were extraordinarily fortunate to share life with her, and we will focus our memories on the wonderful times we had. We miss you, Molly. You were a great friend.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Until we are together again...
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