Goodbye, sweet girl. You came into our
lives, gave us great joy and then left us all too soon. We had lots
of dreams still Noel.
While our hearts still ache at her loss,
our wonderful memories of this lovely lady are ever present. To say
she was special to us is an understatement. We always said of Noel,
“she is special, just ask her.”
She touched our hearts as few have, and her
loss has left a huge hole here. We have her daughter Nyala (Noel
x Ramani) and the two babies, Dawn & Hunter (Noel x Paul) and though
they have huge shoes to fill, I’m sure they will. They are our ever-present
link to Noel, and the joy she brought us every day. We are very grateful
for these daily reminders of their mom. We see her in their faces
and in their joy of life.
Noel loved life, her babies, coursing, showing
and the daily routine. Here are some photos of Noel enjoying herself,
as she always did, to the fullest. She packed a lot of living into
her short life – a message to us all to not let a day go by without enjoying
the love all around us.
Noel’s accomplishments were many. She
finished her AKC Championship at just under 18 months with a specialty
WB, BOW and a Best in Sweepstakes. She won an Award of Merit at the
Del Valle Show under breeder judge Monica Stoner following the San Francisco
Specialty 2003. These are just a few of her ring successes.
While she loved chasing the lure, we never took her to a lure trial, much
to our regret. Noel loved her babies and was the best mom we’ve ever
had. Her love for her babies was strong right up until the time she
Noel did a lot of living in a short time.
How could so many special memories have been packed into a few short years?
One day the ache will lessen. Noel will never truly leave us – how
could one so special ever be forgotten? Until we meet again Noel,
you are still the special one …