"RAINBOW BRIDGE"


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 the 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, someone who was 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 begins to
quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never
absent from your heart.

It is then that you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...


*Author Unknown*
Rex was lost to us in the Spring of
2000. He was attacked by two dogs
inside our fenced yard, and was gone
by the time we got home from work. It
has to be said that the neighbors saw
all of this going on and did nothing,
except to tell us about it when we got
home. Rex was just shy of 6 years old
when he was killed.

06/24/94 - 04/18/00
Shamu died, very quickly, in January
of 2001, from a ruptured intestine. We
believe that she tore something inside
when she attempted to jump into the
pick up. Two days later, she was
gone. Shamu was 6 1/2 years old
when she died.

07/30/94 - 01/03/01
This is Jake. He was the love of my life. He
saw me through a painful divorce and an even
more painful abusive relationship. He was my
guardian and my bed warmer and he
comforted me through many tears. Jake lost is
battle to a very aggressive cancer in June of
2003. Jake was a product of a "back yard
breeder". He was way oversized, at about
30in. at the shoulder and weighed in at 159
lbs. when diagnosed with cancer. His head
was very wet and he had straw colored
markings, but it didn't matter. He was there for
me when I needed him and I'd like to think I
was there for him, when he needed me. Jake
was  almost 7 years old when he was
mercifully put out of his pain and euthanized.

08/30/96 - 06/12/03
My male, Logan, was named in the memory of Jake, because
when he was born, he had very big shoes to fill.
Savannah lost her battle against
aggressive bone cancer this Spring and
died peacefully in her sleep. She was
diagnosed this past winter just before her
9th birthday. She was always the shining
light in the house, always good for a laugh,
always would make you smile. She lived life
with the exuberance and playfulness of a
puppy right up until the last week of her life.
Her registered name simply translates to
"Mischievous Clown" and that she definitely
was. Her passing has left a huge hole in
our hearts, she will be missed terribly.

02/23/01 - 04/29/10
With much sadness we had to let go of two heart dogs this Summer.
Logan, here with us, and littermate Lucy, in her home in Canada.
Logan
08/29/03 - 07/01/11
Lucy
08/29/03 - 09/19/11
There is no amount of time that will fill the void these two have left behind.
Riley was diagnosed with a mass on her
liver a week before she passed. She
lived a very full  and happy life and died
peacefully at home. Riley will be very
missed. Riley was the foundation for
most of the dogs here at Black Mask
and although she hated to show, she
absolutely was the best mom. It did not
matter if they were her own babies or
her grand babies.

07/08/04 - 03/20/15