Carry You by Walt Zientek For Dian, Carol, Sue, and Jim… When I brought you home, I carried you. I held you close and made a promise that day. As I breathed in that sweet, soft, clean smell, I promised to carry you, and keep you safe and well. I laughed and spoke so quietly to you I taught you your name. You showed me your heart And I showed you mine, as I carried you that day When I take you home, I’ll carry you. I’ll hold you close, as I promised that day. I’ll breathe in that old familiar smell, and keep my promise to keep you safe and well. I’ll cry as I speak so quietly to you. I’ll say your name. You’ll show me your heart. And I will lose mine, when I carry you, that day. This poem was dedicated to myself and three other people when we all lost dear Labs close to the same time. To say that I am honored is an understatement Walt’s works have appeared in lab-related publications on three continents and in the book, Labrador Tales.
Listed by most recent date of death to most distant date of death.
We owned many dogs through the years. Some were retired into pet homes, and those stories belong to their owners. The following dogs were a part of our life for their entire lifetime:
CLICK ON THE NAMES FOR THEIR MEMORIALS, HISTORICAL INFORMATION, AND PHOTOS
- Blue Knight Starting Over “Miley”
- Joe T Dog (English Pointer – rescue)
- Blue Knight Rebel With A Cause (Major Pointed CH Pointed) “James”
- Blue Knight’s Special EFX (Ch. Pointed) “Lucas”
- MBISS CH. Blue Knight INXS “Tank”
- Blue Knights Blessings Flo “Flo”
- Blue Knight Bouncing Betty “Bounce”
- Blue Knight Shooting Star “Shine”
- Blue Knight Sun Sign “Sunny” (Major Pointed)
- Blue Knight What’s My Sign “Topaz”
- Blue Knight Something Wicked “Wicca”
- Blue Knight Jasmine “JASMINE” (Ch. Pointed)
- Hyspire Just In Case “CASEY”
- Blue Knight Leap Of Faith (“Faith”)
- Blue Knight Morning Star (Shimmer) and Blue Knight Cassiopeia (Cassie) – they will always be together.
- Blue Knight Evening Star (“Wish”)
- Britannia Blue Knight Brie (“Brie”)
- Blue Knight Sweet Sensation (“Candy”)
- Am/Can. Ch. Blue Knight Classic Genesis (“Adam”)
- Wingmaster’s Hallelujah Lass (“Hailey”) (Ch. Pointed)
- Ch. Donally Blu-knight Sugarkane C.G.C. “Sugar”
- Boldcrest Catch The Wind C.D. W.C. (“Mandy”)
- Blue Knight Serenade (Sarah)
- Boldcrest Blue Knight Babe (Babe)
- Pookie, Rescue Golden Retriever.
- Ma Cher D’or (Cher)
- Miette Petit D’or (Mia)
- Suntory’s Highland Rebel (Sunny)- Gordon Setter
by: grandson, Aaron Cartmill (Draco was owned by Aaron, but was absolutely a member of the family)
Draco was named for a selfish spoiled character from a book. In reality he was only one of those things. We spoiled him rotten, but he wasn’t selfish. He was the exact opposite. His life goal was to make everyone happy and he would do it at any cost. He would walk into a room and just hop into someone’s lap give them a big sloppy kiss. if someone was unhappy or sad it was his personal mission to turn their frown upside down. To tell you the truth he never had to try very hard. His presence just brought joy and silliness to every room.