The Rip Van Wrinkler, XXIV, Issue 1, February 2020

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In Memoriam

In memoriam to dogs lost. RIP sweet ones. We will remember. We ask, "how could this ever be?"
Poster by Terry Fieldler, with person blocked out by us.

Tony Orlasky

Tamina and Tony

Kathryn Ladick's Tony passed away just before Thanksgiving. They had many wonderful years
together and he is very deeply grieved and missed. The club sent Kathryn a copy of "Riptides," by Debby Mayer,
and she was greatly comforted by it; finding so many similarities.


November 30, 2019 ·
Sadly we had to put our malinois Pearl to sleep last night. She was unable to urinate most likely due to cancer. She loved nothing more than being Miles' shadow. We had no idea this was on the horizon and she had a lovely thanksgiving with lots of people to coo over her and a bit of turkey before bed. Kim McNeill


Apu Smokey Solomon's Seal
28 December 11 ~ December 19

Our condolences to Corey Glover and family on the passing of Fern and Moyo's son, Solomon.
Sadly he was hit by a car, and didn't make it.


Shaylee - 4/2/2007 - 12/16/2019

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You always gave it your all and, of course, you were barking all the way. You loved to wade in the mud and wade in the water, but we never told you it wasn't real swimming.You loved the aroma of bear and turkey poop - me not so much. You showed your heart out in the breed ring and anywhere else we went. Adventures were never dull with you. You taught me a lot as you were a softer dog, so we showed you the way you liked it. I gave you an extra year, which I knew you enjoyed. Run free my fairy princess. You will see Seorus and Clover again. Linda Butterworth

Mary VanDeCarr

13 November 2019 ·
The world lost an amazing mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and animal lover/advocate -Mary VanDeCarr.

Jean Guyon - Many years ago, in the early days of our agility career, I remember going to a trial and seeing an older lady there with her dog, running the courses, Q'ing and clearly having a wonderful time. Her joy at being able to compete with her dogs, surrounded by her friends, was palpable. I remember thinking to myself
THAT'S how I want to be if I'm lucky enough to reach her age.
Later on, as she faced some health challenges and needed to move away from our area, we saw her less and less. But each time was the same--always happy to be in the ring, to be with her dogs and her people.

As we got to know her, we realized what a truly remarkable person she was. Not just for staying active and running her dog using a walker, but for her enthusiastic and heartfelt love of dogs and the sport of agility.
She made a significant and lasting difference in the lives of countless dogs through the rescue organization she founded, which still carries on her legacy to this day.

So when we learned of her passing, we felt a deep sadness and empty space in our agility family.
It just won't be the same without her.

Rest in Peace, Mary VanDecarr. You were an inspiration to us all, and a treasured friend and fellow competitor.
You made a difference in this world, and those of us whose lives you touched are forever grateful.

Zsa Zsa

Zsa Zsa passed on 3 February 2020

Tonight I said goodbye to my Zsa Zsa. My little angel became another star in the sky.
3 years of happiness. She will be missed. RIP.

I’m grateful to have been able to give her a better life and to show her that she was loved.

Frey Johnsson

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