God saw that you were getting tired,
And your cure was not meant to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."
A Golden heart stopped beating,
Adoring eyes went to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
- Carol Aberst


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We all know there comes a time when our faithful and beloved companions must cross the Rainbow Bridge. The following are tributes to these wonderful creatures.

Sep 10
Last Updated on 26 March 2012

We are thankful to GRIN for our wonderful dog, Cody, who died August 11th, 2010

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Aug 10
Last Updated on 26 March 2012

Our beloved G.R.I.N. golden, James, died on Friday, August 6, 2010.  We only had James for seven months until bone cancer took his life.  He brought so much joy and happiness to our lives.

James never met a tennis ball he didn't like, so we spent a lot of time playing ball with him.  He played with them inside and outside until we were tired of throwing them.  Our sons, Matt and Jon, liked take him for walks to new places and bought him stuffed animals to tear apart.  James certainly enjoyed rdes in our convertible with the wind in his fur. 

Read more: James

May 10
Last Updated on 26 March 2012

On April 22, 2010, we lost our beautiful redhead G.R.I.N. girl to cancer.  We are so thankful to G.R.I.N. for bringing her to us and so very sad that we didn't have more time with her. 

Polly was a true fighter and she fought her way through malnutrition, heartworm and cancer in her mammary channels, mainly in part to not being spayed and having liters of puppies and was able to spend almost two wonderful years with us.  She lived to eat treats, be petted and play with her golden brother Luke and her red kong frisbee. 

We miss Polly terribly but know that she is in a better place and in the company of many other beautiful goldens and other pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge before her.  We know someday we will see her again.-

Lennie, Jane and Luke Kueking

Feb 10
Last Updated on 26 March 2012

My Wife and I rescued Libby four years ago.  Reportedly, she was a vicious dog who had a hard life.  They were unsure of her age but, our Vet estimated she was twelve years old.

She was missing all but four teeth but still enjoyed treats, as often as she could get them.  Libby was a wonderful companion to us and our other Golden, Gus.  They cuddled whenever they could and often shared the dog bed when they slept. 

Libby crossed the Rainbow Bridge on January 7, 2010.  We were happy to give her four years of peace.

Daniel and Barbara Benkowski

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