Raynee Day on her 10th Birthday
Whidbey and Raynee enjoy their meatloaf cake with mashed potato frosting
Raynee with one of her birthday gifts!
Four out of this litter of 11 pups celebrated their 10th birthday!
Werlwind's Zusa Rayne
OUR CLASS ACT (CLOWN)
Novice Draft Dog, Brace Novice Draft Dog
Draft Dog & Brace Draft Dog
Canine Good Citizen – Herding Instinct Certificate
AKC – WR05877701 & CKC - 1077329
Hips – Good – OFA 11172G26F & Elbows – Normal – OFA EL3781F26
Heart – Normal – OFA 318/12F & Von Willebrands – Clear Parents
Eyes – Clear – CERF 2442 & DNA Profile V224302
Raynee and Windee (her mom)
One funny Raynee story -- I had a little commuter car that had a hatch-back with the cover over the trunk area. One day I was unloading groceries out of that trunk and I came out for another bag and the hatch was closed. I unlocked it and opened up the hatch and out Sprang a Raynee Jack-In-The-Box! She had jumped in and the door had closed. I can still feel that shocked feeling as I opened the hatch and she unsprung herself. If only we had a video of that moment.
Raynee's Carting Career
Carting In The Rayne!
I so remember seeing you for the first time…you with two sisters and eight brothers. You were my little Rosebud. You became the first Werlwind dog to say with me after your first breath. You, my love, are my oldest Bernese Mountain Dog (11 years & 10 months), you had more Werlwind pups than any other girl and you stole the hearts of so many.
It’s been a rough trying to adjust to no Rayne. You have been such a big part of this family for so long and gee the rare few to have five generations of living dogs. WoW Ray! Do you remember all our adventures, all the paw smacks, all the looks…..hum, how about your cart training? Me begging you to take just one step. I smile now, thinking of how much work that was and then our first draft test……….do you remember the clown you became? Bounding all over the ring when you were left for the recall and then finally coming at me so fast I was about to be flattened, and then you veered out of the ring to do play bows with everyone…..who would have thought you would finally earn all four levels of draft titles.
Raynee Day, how did it end this way, that darn ole old age. Thank goodness for Susan coming every day to help you get up and get you outside and to just sit with you and she fondly calls you "Sweet Raynee". These days since you passed, we have been trying to "be" without you and it is kind of sad, kind of hard and most of all it does not feel right. But the memories and treasured moments keep coming to me and I am constantly lost in the thoughts of my Raynee Day.
My clown -- or jack in the box? That day as I unloaded groceries from our little red car whose hatch in the back would not stay open……….I came out of the house to find it shut, thank goodness I needed to get a few more groceries out and I opened it up to find you……….SPRING OUT OF THAT HATCH……….just like a Jack In The Box…………I think I screamed and laughed so hard at you, my clown.
Heaven help anyone who petted you, because if they stopped you would bat them with your paw, hard…and give them that look. Makes me laugh, my clown. How about your demands for cookies……….found several under the couch this week when we put "your room" in order. I think getting a wooden sign that says "Raynee's Room" to hang in the doorway is very appropriate. I could go on and on…I know the memories of you my girl will continue to bring me smiles for the rest of my life. It is peaceful knowing you are at peace and pain free. Run Raynee, be a clown again and perhaps someone in heaven will label you with a warning "have paw and will bat you hard it you stop petting me!"
All my love and heart Raynee Day…………til we meet again -- Mom
“It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them,
and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog,
and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”
Raynee and Daren
Raynee and Colleen
AKC WR0877701 CKC 1077329 HD: Good ED: Normal DOB: 1/26/02 - DOD: 11/15/13 AOD: 11 Years, 10 months
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