The Rainbow Bridge

The dogs of our past, gone but never forgotten.

Just A Dog

From time to time people tell me, “lighten-up, it’s just a dog”,
or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog”.

They don’t understand that the distance traveled, the time spent or the cost involved for “Just a dog” are freely and happily given.

Some of my saddest moments have been witnessed by “just a dog”.
And in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the dark.
If you think it’s “just a dog”, then you probably also say, you have “just a friend”, or saw “just a sunrise, or that you made “just a promise”.

Just a dog” brings out the compassion, patience, dedication and love that make me a better person.
So, for me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all my hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the joy of the present moment.

- Anon
CH Glenaholm Fundi's Friend CGC

Enna was my foundation bitch and my first show dog. It is difficult to put into words the impact that Enna had on my life as she forever changed the course of it. She was an amazing ambassador for the breed, the perfect combination of grace and beauty. Enna not only excelled in the ring, she also visited schools to teach children about dogs, listened to kids read and was beloved companion. She dabbled at agility, but thought weave poles were the stupidest things invented so she never competed, but loved the class work. Enna finished her Championship very easily and was a joy to show. If I had know at the time how rare her combination of attitude and beauty was I would have shown her as a special. She was quite a handful as a youngster, requiring a ton of training and exercise. All the effort was worth it as she blossomed into a wonderful dog. Her great grandpup, Bach, reminds me a lot of her as a youngster. Enna could always tell a person in need and took the initiative to comfort them. Enna was a steady calm presence in our lives and is missed terribly. She was my heart dog without a doubt. Her wonderful nature continues on in my lines.
CH Ye Japha Fulumirani Kabusha CGC

Kaba arrived from the Ye Japha kennel in Germany at 10 weeks with the sweetest nature. I imported him as I felt his pedigree would fit nicely in my breeding program, and it definitely has. Kaba's favorite place was by my side, forever a momma's boy. Kaba was always a steady presence, once he learned something he never wavered in performing it. As a veteran Kaba came out of retirement to hit the show ring a few times even obtaining a group placement. His life was cut short at 11 yrs due to his affinity to eat thing he shouldn't. I made the tough choice to let him go versus putting him through an extensive surgery at his age. It was a difficult choice as I miss him dearly, but in my heart knew it was the right thing to do. Kaba's influence can definitely be seen in his children. His legacy will continue on in future offspring as well sometime in the future. We have very limited frozen semen on Kaba.
Kabusha Amali Janna

Mali was from my favorite combination to date Enna to Vizara Jukati. This litter was not only consistently beautiful but the happiest Ridgebacks you could ever meet. She greeted each day with an unparalleled joy for life. Mali obtained her UKC championship and had 9 AKC points when she decided that she was not going to show any more. There was no convincing her otherwise as she could pout in the ring like no other. Mali did however produce the most amazing puppies to carry on her legacy. She was the best mother to her puppies, she loved to play with them even as they grew up. I miss her exuberance for life, even though I was not always thrilled by it at 5 am. Her joy for life continues on in her amazing pups.