bow your heads and raise your Guinness…..


“There is one best place to bury a dog.
“If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call – come to you
over the grim, dim frontier of death,
and down the well-remembered path,
and to your side again.

“And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.

“People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.

“The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master.”

— Ben Hur Lampman —
from the Portland Oregonian Sept. 11, 1925

Raise a Guinness high to Greencastle’s Bouncy Pepper!

12 1/2 amazing years full of growls, bites, laughs, tears, and love. Thank you Pepper for being the ultimate teacher and the best thing that ever happened to me. You made me the dog trainer, dog owner and person I am today. I know you are up joining Carrie, Shultz, Ky, Gracie, Bunsen, Stryder and a bunch more friends for a romp in the field and a Guinness. I’ll see you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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