Updated: September 27, 2007

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Guardians of the 'Pit
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.

This is the Terminator posing for the camera. He loved to ride on my three-wheelers and quads
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, someone who was 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 begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, 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 those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
*Author Unknown*

(I lost the Terminator in the summer of 1999, Christy in the spring of 2001 and Stuka in the summer of 2004)

This is Terminator's son Stuka. He is freezing his knads off on a snow drift for this silly picture and hates wearing the shades.

Christy Brinkley when she was about 6-weeks old. She is gone now but Mona is trying to fill her paws by keeping Stuka company.

Christy Brinkley and her daddy Terminator lounging on the couch watching "COPS" on TV.

Mona is a Doberman adopted in 2001 and she's as sweet as can be. Unfortunately her age and deteriorating hip will mean she's not going to be with me much longer. She's very happy though and I was lucky to have been able to spend her final years with her. We lost her in the Summer of 2007

New Addition to the Family in 2005

Here's the latest addition to the family in March of 2005. His name is Klaus and from the size of his paws he looks like he's gonna be a big guy for only being 2-months old in this picture.

Mona wasn't extremely thrilled after first meeting little Klaus but she soon warmed up to him and allowed him to sleep with her at night.

Here's Klaus at 7-months of age and his step-sister Mona in the background. He's getting big pretty fast and has endless energy to keep her young at heart.

Klaus is 9-month's old in this image and is starting to develope some shape. Still very much a puppy I am finding it hard to wear him out before bedtime.

Here's Klaus at about a year old playing with new favorite friend "Doodle" who is a Poodle/Dashound mix and not afraid to wrestle with Klaus whenever he gets the chance. Doodle is my Nephew Erik and his wife Courtney's new addition and Klaus is glad to have someone new to play with.

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong.
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment.
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him.
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice
against creed, color, religion or politics,

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
-Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.
-M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people,
who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
-Sigmund Freud

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
-Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come from a grocery with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
-Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'
- Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret

My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog thinks I am.