Jimmy George

Jimmy George

Postby chelynnah » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:45 am

Ch. Broadstrider's Gorgeous George
4/27/91 - 9/17/04

Jimmy was a once in a lifetime dog for me. He came to me at 1-1/2 years old already pointed from the Bred-by class. I showed him myself to his championship rather quickly. I can remember each and every win I had with him as this was a very special time for me, being fairly new in Whippets. We had a wonderful bond and it was so very hard to see him get old, knowing his kidneys were failing, and there was nothing I could do other than give him his meds, which did nothing and he hated taking them.

My fondest memories of Jimmy-George are taking him for his long walks in the woods behind my parent's house, sitting there over-looking and just enjoying the creek rushing by. He is now buried at that special spot, and he will have to watch over the creek now without me.

He will live on in his wonderful offspring, Dusty, Beatrix, Teddy, upcoming stars Felix & Sorrie (???), and especially Zoey, a 4-time BIS winner. I am very thankful to Doug & Ruth Broadfoot for allowing Jimmy-George to come to Pennsylvania, for without him, Eclipse just wouldn't be the same.

In Honor of a Good Dog, Jimmy-George
The loss of a dog pierces straight through a heart
When the ending of days causes dear ones to part.
We're left with a grief unabashed in its force;
We're left with a love, but robbed of its source.

But slowly the ache, the empty sad place
Is replaced by a smile on recalling the face
Which, for so many years looked into our eyes
Seeing only our goodness; giving love without guise.

And the dog who gave so much love when he lived
Goes on after death; he continues to give.
All the memories come now and come with the joy
Of the privilege of having loved such a good boy.

(this beautiful poem was written for Jimmy and me by Patience Renzulli, THANK YOU!)

Jimmy, you are never far from my thoughts, and I thank you for all you have given me over the years. I deeply miss you.

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