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 I lie belly-up
In the sunshine, happier than You
will ever be.

 Today I sniffed
Many dog behinds -- I celebrate
By kissing your face.

I sound the alarm!
Paper boy -- come to kill us all
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

I sound the alarm!
Garbage man -- come to kill us all
Look! Look! Look! Look! Look!

How do I love thee?
The ways are as numberless as
My hairs on the rug.

My human is home!
I am so ecstatic I have
Made a puddle.

.I Hate my choke chain
Look, world, they strangle me!
Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack! Ack!

Sleeping here, my chin
On your foot -- no greater bliss -- well,
Maybe catching rats

Look in my eyes and
Deny it. No human could
Love you as much as I do.

The cat is not all bad --
She fills the litter box
With tootsie rolls.

Dig under the fence--why?
Because it is there. Because it's
There. Because it's there.

I am your best friend,
Now, always, and especially
When you are eating.



What are you doing RIGHT NOW? Take your dog out for a walk or a game of ball! 

Luis watching Jaxon on the A-frame.    Ruby jumping through the tire while Tina runs beside her.



Remembering Sadie......

November 5, 1990 - April 20, 2006



Sadie came to me when Tucker was 9 months old. (Pictures above show Tucker at about 1 .)  As I write this hes now 16 years old so he has never known life without her.  She was the first dog I had as an adult and I figured that, especially because she was a Border Collie, Id better get her into a training class right away!  The rest is history.  Its because of her that I became involved with dogs, training, our business, etc.  I owe all Ive learned and experienced in that regard to her.  We learned everything together as partners and thats what made it all so much fun.  She was always up for a game of any kind; smart as could be and a smarty-pants, too. 

She was talented in many ways.  We competed in obedience and agility and she was multi-titled in those areas.  We also dabbled in herding and tracking for a while.  Before moving to Mass. she was a therapy dog at a brain trauma center and lead-dog on a drill team.  She loved to do tricks and I swear that she was the one who taught Ruby how to roll over!  But her best talents were being sweet and patient and persistent, being Tucks best buddy all through his childhood, being my best friend and partner through all kinds of crazy things in my life

She was my sweet, sweet, Sadie.  I loved her with all my heart. 

Think a happy thought of her tonight.  Give your own buddies an extra hug.                           ~Tina          (spring 2006)



Dearest Sadie - It's your job now to watch over Mimi and be her companion.  Stay with her always.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Love, Mom                                                ~Tina            (spring 2007)

      Susan Petrone        December 15, 1930 - April 13, 2007       MOM & SCRUFFY



Remembering Ruby......

Ruby through tire.JPG

March 4, 1996 January 3, 2010

Darling Ruby has flown to heaven.  My happy, sweet girl is no longer tired or in pain.  My heart is broken.   But I know she is again delighting in chasing a tennis ball and running around an agility course.  She is rolling in the grass and throwing stuffed toys in the air.  She is doing all the things she always loved.  I will miss her winning smile, work ethic and loving demeanor. 

Its difficult to lose any pet, but I find it especially hard to lose Rubes as she was my partner in obedience and agility competition for so many years.  We formed a special bond working so intensely together.  The highlight of our endeavors was qualifying for and competing in the AKC National Agility Championships in 2000.  What a thrill!  But she was, of course, a true sweetheart for our family and she leaves a big hole.  Well miss her very deeply.  There will never be another Ruby-doo.

                                    ~Tina (January 2010)


  Frank V. Petrone and pal, Josie.     July 22, 1923 - September 19, 2013

Rest gently in Peace, Daddy.


Remembering Kip...

Braveheart KIP of HiQ, CGC

October 28, 2009 - January 2, 2015

Lost too young, we will always remember his constant smile, willing nature and never-ending energy.  He no longer suffers, and for that we are grateful.  Run free, sweet boy!






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