U-CD Vintage Tales Traded Here CD SH MX MXJ WCX CGC
4/23/1998 -- 2/23/2011
Owner: Lee McCuistion
is not my first golden retriever, but she is the first dog I
purchased with the purpose of performance in mind.
I chose her for her agility and hunting abilities and she
has not disappointed me. She is a delight to train and has
achieved high levels of agility and hunting titles. In her
first obedience trial (UKC), she earned a score of 198 and a
High in Trial in Nov B.
When not training or showing in these events, she prefers to
play with her housemates Molly (cocker spaniel) and Lexi
(golden) or sit with her head in my lap.
She loves to play at the Vintage Acres ponds.
She is a calm dog, ready for action.
She is an all-purpose golden with a wonderful golden
temperament. I could not ask for a better dog.
MACH2 Vintage My Friend Julie CD TD MX MXJ FDCH ADCH
4/23/1998 - 12/27/2009
Owner: David Bull
is a very energetic and attentive girl. She is able to maintain
focus during training sessions and is always looking for ways to
please. She loves her dog and people friends, long massages and
the couch. She is however just about worthless as a watchdog.
Her understanding of the job means to make sure she always knows
where a tennis ball is so it can be found when a stranger
approaches. She has gladly yielded her watching duties to her
Vintage Gunsmoke Side Kick WC CGC
certified therapy dog
Owners: Terri & Mike Lee
Born April 23,
1998 at Vintage Kennels,
31, 2011 at his home in
Texas with all his family by his
Almost 98 years
For those of you to young and never seen the original TV show
Gunsmoke, Dennis Weaver played the Deputy to Matt Dillon and his
name was Chester.
Hence the name Vintage Gunsmoke Sidekick, call name
Chester. Sidekick was his
Granddaddy’s name on is daddy’s side and he was a Field Trial
Champion. I don’t know if Chester wanted to be a Field
Trail Champion or not but he sure had the attitude, desire and
smarts to do it, if not for the damn parasites in his blood that
made him sick (almost dead) and prevented training. The
years (5 plus) that it took to properly diagnose, treat and kill
the parasite, we had missed our opportunity for Field Trialing.
Oh well, Chester
and me were best friends and we didn’t need no Field Trials.
We did everything together, we hunted, swam, slept, walked,
chased, moved, worked, relaxed, hung-out, shopped, traveled,
visited nursing homes and everything else we did in almost 14
years together. That’s almost half the time I have been
married to my best friend Terri. Terri will understand and
forgive me when I tell you I had two best friends and
Chester was my other best friend.
The two attachments show
on December 14th, 2011 in front of his house in
Texas with his Christmas bandana and the other
is him in his chair, in his house in
Nevada in August of 2007.
I already miss
more than I can say. I have cried and I am so very sad
that I do not know how I will ever replace the emptiness that I
have in my soul. I can not begin to tell you the depth of
my sadness. I know that God made all the animals for us
and they do not go to Heaven, but nowhere in the Bible does it
say that we are not to Love with all our heart and soul an
animal and that we are not to grieve to the bone at the loss of
a loyal, faithful friend. So I mourn without guilt and I
hope each of you reading this understands my loss.
I will miss
Chester’s breath on me in bed, when he
would sleep with his head next to mine. I will miss him
being smarter than me and already knowing what I was going to do
before I did it. I will miss is constant presence beside
me, wherever we were, he was always right there! I will
miss his never complaining about anything and always loving
everything we did. I will eternally miss Chester and
although I may have other dogs that will be really terrific
dogs, they will never be Chester
and I am sad that I will never know again the same joy of living
my life with Chester.
I want to thank my wife for allowing me to spend
the time that I did with
and allowing me to call him my other Best Friend. To Doug
and Anne McGuire,
thank you for giving us
Chester, as you know, I believe he was
the best dog you guys ever produced, bar none.
I love you
and I will miss you for the rest of my life.
Vintage's Summer Marigold
4/23/1998 - 3/15/2011
Owner: Kelly McIntyre
Rob's Vintage Boeing
4/23/1998 - 1/20/2003
Owners: Rob & Marie Yobp
Bo went to the Rainbow Bridge long before Marie and Rob were
ready to let him go. He was a beloved companion and best
friend. His was a wonderful life, and he brought smiles to all
who knew him. He is dearly missed.
Cause of death was respiratory & cardiac failure, possibly as a
complication of a rickettsia infection.
Vintage Destin Del Sol
4/23/1998 - 2/2/2009
Owner: Ann Andrews