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Rest in Peace, our dearly loved friends.

Ch Poklenberg's Edelweiss DOM AD BH
03.05.1998 to 20.12.2007
To lose a Boxer

To lose a Boxer is to lose a child
To Lose a Sheba is to lose a child of great delight
Unquestioning giving
joy to see one
expressed by entire body and being
Hello I am so very pleased to see you
You do know that I adore you?
You are my very special human
See me smiling just for you
Have you
ever seen a dog smile?
See I’ll show you,
First I tip my head a little down,
then I do a little prancing pawing dance
then I seductively sway my chest with rolling shoulder
all at the same time swinging my mid section in rhythm with all the rest
and light my eyes from within
Show them fleetingly to you
and it is done

Ah the pain of the loss
how to deal with it
all the unique little quirks
The incessant ask for
the oh so delicious but oh so fattening Whiskas
Looking with longing eye
expressive body language
at the cat’s bowl
upon the dressing table
Then, if ignored to any extent
with low gruff persuasive voice
try desperately to persuade

True indeed
there is none other such as you
Joy giver
Love and light of all in
Oh so very special
because of that
Oh so much more missed already
never forgotten
dam of merit
Oh so much more so than
in title alone
We all love you
deeply and dearly
dearest Sheba
dearest departed one.

Anthony Rennie
On the death of our
dearest Sheba,
Best of Boxer dogs
on the very sad day
of 20 December 2007

G Ch Rennie's Bannockburn AD BH BT
01.05.2001 to 09.02.2009

G Ch Rennie's Éomer AD BT BH
08.06.2004 to 16.05.2009
It was a cold and miserable day in May
When Zeus decided to leave us
We had been expecting it
His loving heart
Was just not up to keeping him going

He died as he had lived
Just on the other side of the door
Alone and yet not alone
Lonely, yet always
With willing and loving humans
always about

Ready to indulge his
Mischievous longing,
Persuasive, pleading, - look
Calling for play,
Company or any treat available

Always ready to love and to please
And to creep into one’s heart with his winsome ways
Always a boxer dog

But willing to shout the odds in an entirely non-aggressive way
Raising his voice in harrying tone
When perceiving being ignored
Even a tad

Hey! Hey! Hey!
I am not a part of what you are presently engaged in
What’s your case then?
No! No! No!
I’ll not put up with that!
Pay attention now...
See this blue plastic bone?
You are to throw it for me,
I’ll fetch it for you with great display of pleasure
Then we can play a bit of tug of war,
You and I
Got it?

Now which part of that did you not understand?
Let me explain it to you once more...

Dearest darling Zeus,
We greet you with loving and fond farewell
Who can say
Perhaps we will all meet once more
At the end of the rainbow
And once again share our deep and lasting loving kindness
And regard for one, the other
Oh happy day to look forward to.

Know always that we love you dearly and you live on
In our hearts and minds.
Dearest departed one.

For Zeus, a very special boxer dog.
Anthony Rennie
22 May 2009

Ch Rennie's Enchanté BT BH
08.06.2004 to 02.09.2010
God Bless Our Pets

They say memories are golden
Well, maybe that's true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
No one else can fill.
If tears could build a stairway
And heartache made a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Rest in peace, my Wooksie, until I walk with you again.

G Ch Tanyati Beaudelais of Rennie AD BT BH
28.10.1999 to 09.12.2010

See my coy look in the picture?
Don’t be fooled
Xavier is my name
Man-work is my game
In my sojourn on earth I have made my people proud
Very, very proud
Of me
I remember so well when still a puppy
Visiting German Judge Ralf Brinkmann offered DM 5000 to take me home to Germany with him
Despite my much criticised (unjustly so, in my view) so-called short nose
But my people were having none of that; I was as precious as a child to them, you see
Think of the face saving for the FBCSA before the German Judge (also visiting) Karin Rezewski
It was a breed survey
All the other dogs were Oh so poor on the day (I am really sorry to say)
Then came me
Man! Was she (and all in attendance) impressed with my performance!
(She only found my nose to be a ”little” on the short side in that breed survey)
So all you people at the end of the rainbow,
Get those sleeves and arms and pillows and sausages, whips and sticks and padded suits and all the other man-work paraphernalia ready
I’m coming and we are all going to have so much fun
For all eternity
I know my people miss me and are very sad at my passing
But don’t worry
We’ll meet again at the end of the rainbow and that will be, truly, a joyous day
So until then
Know that I will be practising and eagerly awaiting your happy arrival

Farewell Xavier
Stay well Xavier
You remain in our hearts and our minds for always
Magnificent fellow.

Anthony Rennie