Monday, January 11, 2016

Red Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

We sadly report that our pal Red, the Labrador Retriever, crossed the Rainbow Bridge this morning.  We know his hoomans will miss him terribly.  When we saw his Dad walking to the park, the walk was that of a sad hooman.  
Deacon, Essex, Red and Red's Dad - January 2009
Red and His Dad Leaving Angel Paws - March 2009
Red first met the collies late 2008.  During the winter months him and his Dad were regulars.  Red even stayed a couple nights at our home way back in January 2009.  Dad had to travel to Baltimore that time, so Red stayed with Essex and Deacon..
Sherman Meets Red - November 2011
Red would tell us about his adventures in Maryland and Maine.  We would listen to every bark about Essex and Deacon at Angel Paws.  Red told us about Sasha “the Rat Terrorist”, PJ the miniature Schnauzer, Bear, Leo, Mongo, and many characters that roamed our beloved Angel Paws.  Gemini, loved those stories and would go over to Red and give him puppy kisses.  Some of those stories are when Deacon got tagged on the nose by another pup at Angel Paws in March of 2011; how his Dad got the two wandering Australian Shepherds, Dakota and Montana, into Angel Paws and our Dog Dad got there pawrents to come get them.  Red was there for the great pizza in the park adventure.  That was when some really silly hoomans left pizza unattended on the table at the dog park.  So many tall tails.
Red is Gray - December 2014
Gemini Gives Red Kisses
Red was brought back to his Dog Dad after a couple years.  The family that adopted him had problems.  His Dog Dad said he never was a problem.  The family named him "Banjo" which was a silly name.  His Dad decided his original name Red was used.  That name came about because the pups would all get different colored collars to tell them apart, and his color was red.  

All of us that knew Red will miss him. We know he is young again, barking at his litter-mates and telling Dog Dad's beloved Angel Collies, Essex and Deacon, about the two of us.

Dog Speed Red, you were loved.

Sherman & Gemini

Note:  Red's Dog Dad was a Labrador Retriever Breeder and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer.  He even wrote two books to include "Positive Puppy Training Works."  Many good breeders like Red's Dad and Lil at Holmhaven Collies will take their puppies back rather than have them put in a shelter.  Lil is extended family to Dog Dad and we hear from others hoomans that have Holmhaven Collies.  Red's Dad told us he enjoyed getting updates from the families that his pups adopted.  Paw SSS - Our post confused a couple folks and we wanted to provide a clear picture.


StevieGrrrWonder said...

My condolences to Joel :-(

Dawn said...

Awwww, that's sad. Please tell Red's dad that we are all very sorry. Don't you wish they could all live forever.

Jake of Florida said...

We're so sad to hear you lost your great Lab friend and Collie historian, Red.

Essex and Deacon will surely be the first to welcome him at the Rain bow Bridge and ask for all the special news from Angel Paws!!!

Be sure to give consoling hugs to Red's dad!!!'

Wirey woofs,

Hust Harry and Mom

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we are sure he had a wonderful life and is meeting many past friends over the rainbow bridge

Jans Funny Farm said...

We are sure sorry for the loss of your friend Red. His dad must really be missing him!

We kinda got lost a bit in the story. Did his dad adopt him out at some point 'cause you said he was brought back after a couple of years.

Dianne SS said...

Sad news--we are very sorry to hear that Red is gone. It sounds like he was a very special dog--for the humans and the dogs who knew him.

Duffy and Lanny

Ludo van Doggy said...

Red sounded like a wonderful paw pal. I'm sorry for his loss. His Dog Dad must be very sad and sounded like a really nice breeder. We are good friends with our original family too.
~lickies, Ludo!