The 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 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….

Author unknown…

Marnus Lady Sabrina of Whitemoor, PT  — “Sabrina”  (4/19/08-1/28/2019)

Sabrina was my first female.  She had the sweetest temperament and everyone fell in love with her.  She showed great promise in agility and herding.  She was also a therapy dog through TDI.  She was major pointed.  The picture below is her winning a Group 4 under judge Marjorie Tuff.


CH Marnus Promontory Gold, CGC — “Harry” (6/18/2006-8/29/2018)

Harry was my first Champion.  He was also the first dog that I attempted to train in agility.  He was a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International (TDI).  We made over 50 visits to nursing homes.  He also passed his herding instinct test.


GCh Marnus Keuka Gold of Whitemoor, PT, CGC  — “Taylor”  (4/27/2007-7/22/2016)

Taylor lost his battle with hemangiosarcoma on 7/22/2016.  He bravely fought the disease for 97 days.

He was my first GCh and first herding titled dog.  He was  also competing in agility,   He was also a therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs International (TDI).  He was a true lover boy in that he loved everyone and wanted everyone to love him.


West River Lord Stanley “Sabre” (1/11/2000-11/30/2006)

Sabre came to us from West River.  He was a wonderful collie.  In his show career he acquired 5 points.  He will always be a Champion to us.  When he got sick he touched so many hearts




We found Brandy in a snow storm on Long Island.  He was our first collie and my first dog.  Like most collies he had lots of personality.  One of his favorite things was to slide across the floor when we were playing board games and send the pieces flying.  Through him my love of the breed grew.