"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."  Anais Nin



What can I say about Ghunnyr.  He was my best friend.  He introduced me to all the
people in my life.  

It really doesn't hit you when you get a dog, that there is a time limit involved.  You
don't realize, or maybe you just choose to ignore, that they have a very short life
span and will leave you.  That day comes way to soon.  And it sneaks up on you in
the cruelist fashion.  You don't notice with the passing of years, that his face is a
little different looking, you don't realize until you are looking at pictures later.  Then
it hits you like a ton of bricks.  He was sick, he was getting old.  You see him
everyday, you should have been able to tell.  And then, they are gone.  

He was a dog that had a very hard life.  He wasn't always mine.  He came into my
life when he was 4 1/2.  What happened before that time I can only speculate.  He
was abandoned by his owner at a kennel.  A kennel that he regularly went to.  
Thankfully.  They knew a little about him, they knew his breeders were from Indiana.
 The Krothe's had him back in about 4 days from the time Rescue was contacted.  
He was thin, he had very little hair.  But he was "home".  With a lot of love and care
and attention from Pam and Chuck he blossomed into the dog I came to know and
love.  He finished his title in September of 1998 and came to me in November, the
day after Thanksgiving.  And oh am I ever so thankful to Pam and Chuck for letting
me take him home!

It didn't take Ghunnyr long to become a Therapy Dog.  We worked hard in
obedience and obtained 2 legs of his CD.  He received many placements in the
Veteran's Class at specialties.  We took agility.  He could hide a box of Ho Ho's in 2
minutes, each individual packet in a different part of the house.  He was a notorious
counter surfer and garbage raider.  He LOVED birds and would hit a beautiful point!

And then he got sick.  I suppose he might have been sick all along.  He was a
strong dog, always the Gentleman, he wouldn't have wanted me to know.   He lived
his life with dignity.  He left with dignity.  With me laying beside him singing into his
ear....

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy, when skies are grey
You'll never know Ghun, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Sarah Armstrong
Gilnockie Gordons
Toledo, OH  
gilnockiegordons@yahoo.com
In Memory

Ch. Brentwood's Derringer
Ch. Brentwood's Magnum PI x Clansman Close-Up
Breeder:  Pam & Chuck Krothe   Owner:  Sarah Armstrong
DOB 2/19/94 - 9/18/02