Monday, January 29, 2007

Farewell Ali

Ch. Sumo's A-Hoy All Decked Out, known as Ali, was put to sleep last night. Ali, who was born in June 1992, was the dam of our Ch. Castlewood Why Ask Why at Surry. Last year, at the Charleston Kennel Club show, both Tilly and her mother were entered in the Veteran's class. It was wonderful to see mother and daughter go around the ring together.

I remember when Robin and Gina got Ali. They brought her over for me to see, and I thought, "What a beautiful puppy!" She went on to be a wonderful producer of sound typey Labradors. Most importantly, she was a wonderful companion for Gina and her family. Ali was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago and had started to decline in health in recent weeks. Over the last few days, it became obvious to Gina that it was time for Ali to have a final rest from her pain. I like to remember her as she was when she was in her prime, with a beautiful topline and flowing gait. I wish that our canine friends could be with us forever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is so sad to lose a trustworthy and loyal friend. I believe that perhaps the canine friend is the only true friend that one ever has in life.