Rainbow Bridge

Shandrys Kennels

Roll of honour
  • CH Shandrys Allakhazam
  • CH Shandrys Hot Chocolate
  • CH Shandrys Moon-Shadow
  • Shandrys Milly Gone Walkabout
  • CH Cynamin Fire N Spice
  • CH Shandrys Vagabond
  • CH Shandrys Rogan-Josh
  • CH Shandrys Blue Lady
  • CH Shandrys Im a Delight
  • CH Shandrys Lady in Red
  • CH Shandrys Majestic
  • CH Shandrys Gypsy Rose Lee
  • CH Shandrys Im A Jezabel
  • CH Charizelle Jemmima Of Lillybrooke
  • CH Shandrys Showstopper
  • Angel
  • CH Shandrys Im a Delilah
  • CH Shandrys Quizzical
  • CH Shandrys Rebel Rouser
  • Aust/NZ CH Redgundi Im A Dandy (Imp Aust)
  • NZ CH Rebelgen Mandela (Imp Aust)
  • CH Shandrys Jezabel
  • CH Culford Katina
  • CH Tunaeke Dubbo’s Delight
  • CH Ermaks Blue Lady

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…. 

CH Shandrys Allakhazam

21-04-08 – 03-02-23

God holds you in his arms.
I hold you in my heart.

CH Shandrys Hot Chocolate

12-12-09 – 11-05-22

My gift from God.

No more shows my friend
You’ve done me proud
Rest easy now
Reunited with your mum and dad
Rogan and Shado.

CH Shandrys Moon-Shadow

11-07-07 – 18-01-22

Peacefully in my arms.
We’ll meet again beyond  the rainbow.

Shandrys Milly Gone Walkabout

01-12-19 – 17-12-20

Will remain forever in our hearts.

CH Cynamin Fire N Spice (Zechariah Moses)

9-01-14 – 04-03-20

Full of life, full of fun, an absolute pleasure to share his life.
Life will never be the same without you.
Tragic loss to a brain tumour.
Rest in Peace my Zech.

CH Shandrys Vagabond

24-12-03 – 02-12-19

My beloved Matriarch.
We had seasons in the sun.

CH Shandrys Rogan-Josh

20-01-05 – 29-07-19

There’s one more angel in heaven.
Rest easy now my little man.

CH Shandrys Blue Lady

03-02-05 – 20-12-18

Memories are hard to hold.

Tokei (Twokey)
CH Shandrys Im a Delight

13-02-04 – 29-11-18

Peacefully in my arms.

My beloved Tokei, I can’t imagine my life without you.
So, goodbye little Tooks ’til then,
’til the white rose blooms again.

CH Shandrys Lady in Red

28-02-06 – 25-10-17

Buffy, you were so loved.
Be at peace now my friend.

CH Shandrys Majestic

08-11-02 – 19-08-17

My precious Freva,
you were truly majestic, and will be loved
and missed freva andeva.

CH Shandrys Gypsy Rose Lee

09-09-02 – 03-07-17

Farewell my dear Gypsy,
until we meet again.
Safe journey, my very special friend.

MCISS MCIG AUST CH Shandrys Im A Jezabel (Imp NZ)

30-03-11 – 06-02-17

(Multiple class wins in show and group)
2012 No 1 Australian Terrier Rising Star.

Monday 6th February, Sam (Samantha ) also known as Little Sam, died suddenly.
We are devastated at the loss of our Sam and will miss her crazy antics,
her energy. Her tail never stopped wagging, even when she was in trouble.
We shared some wonderful times and classic memories from her time
in the show ring and from her life at home.
She will be sadly missed and never forgotten.
She has taken a part of our hearts with her.
Kevin, Karen, Missy and Rebz.

CH Charizelle Jemmima Of Lillybrooke
(Parson Russell Terrier)

18-11-2005 – 03-07-2014

My Precious Jemma
Brutally Slain.
Will the tears ever stop, taken needlessly, far too young.

I hold you close within my heart,
And there you will remain,
To walk with me throughout my life,
Until we meet again.

CH Shandrys Showstopper

12-06-01 – 19-05-12

You were loved so much.

Suga, who soon became known as Chucka loved playing hide and seek.
I would call her and she would answer “woo-woo” and I’d have to find her.
If there wasn’t a “woo-woo” there was a bang bang as her tail hit the floor,
or I would see my blankets rise up and down.
She stopped eating on Tuesday, on Thursday she was deeply jaundiced and on Saturday she took her mother’s paw, Suzie, and was guided to the rainbow bridge. It was too quick, it was so unfair. I miss your games and I miss your woo-woo’s.
Why can’t a memory, roll away like a tear, miss you so much my Chucky.


31-03-11 – 13-10-11

My precious Earth Angel was born a hemi-vertebrae.
She lived her short life to the full, and it was heart breaking
to say goodbye.
She is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Death is so final, I wonder who pays the Ferryman.

CH Shandrys Im a Delilah

28-01-98 – 10-02-11

Thanks for the wonderful memories.
You will always remain in my heart,
My bootiful girl.

CH Shandrys Quizzical

24-06-99 – 19-12-09

Run Free Now My Friend.
No More Pain, My Suzie-Q
You Haven’t Left Me,
God Has Just Placed You Somewhere Else.

CH Shandrys Rebel Rouser

21-09-96 – 17-06-07

We can not stop the hands of time,
Nor live again the past.
But James, you are engraved in my heart
and will be remembered as long as time will last.
James, son of Josh and Katina.
Sadly, the end of an era.

Aust/NZ CH Redgundi Im A Dandy (Imp Aust)

21-01-94 – 04-05-04

One more star in the sky
I live among God’s creatures now in heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me, my friend as I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow’s hue, my leash a shooting star,
My boundaries are the Milky way where I sparkle from afar.
At night I sleep in an angel’s arms, her wings protecting me, and moonbeams dance about us as stardust falls on thee.
So when your life on earth is spent and you reach heaven’s gate,
Have no fear of loneliness for here, you know I wait. There’s one more star in the sky… My Coby…

NZ CH Rebelgen Mandela (Imp Aust)

08-01-90 – 30-04-2004

Josh was much loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him
He has completed his circle of life and is  now playing at the Bridge with his friends…
Fondly remembered by Dorothy and Larry Horne at Culford
Andy and the paws at Shandrys and his pet mother Janet Kristensen… We’ve always loved you Josh….

CH Shandrys Jezabel

18-08-94 – 10-11-03
Daughter of CH Culford Katina, mother of Suzie (CH Shandrys Quizzical)

Jezabel suffered intussusception following surgery to remove a chicken bone… she died peacefully in my arms… my life will never be the same without her… tomorrow never comes, I have lost my soul mate…

CH Culford Katina

20-05-92 – 20-09-05
Daughter of NZ CH Rebelgen Mandela (Imp Aust) and CH Culford Blu Bilabong

My grand matriarch now at peace
The time has come to say goodbye,
for every road must end, 
but you’ll always be here in my heart,
my very special friend. 

And when it’s time for me to go,
and my long journey ends,
I’ll never be alone, you’ll see,
I’ll be with my absent friend…
My precious Kat…

Samantha and Sally

CH Tunaeke Dubbo’s Delight

06-03-88 – 01-10-04

Best friend of Sally,
and my constant companion.
Time to say goodbye

CH Ermaks Blue Lady

06-04-88 – 19-10-02

She was my founder.
When I first met her she threw her backside into my face, and continued this practice for quite a long time. Thus her middle name was born, “Moon”
My Sally Moon.

She gave me absolutely everything that I have now.
Her wonderful litters supplied me with the “kennels and runs” and her Holiday Home for The Petite Pooch “Sallyville” gave me a good reputation with Rangers and SPCA. in Auckland.

I had a dream, and Sally fulfilled that dream for me..
Yes Sally was a show dog: 25 shows and 8 c.c.’s… then retired.. she learned tricks instead… became a famous writer of her adventures followed by “The Further Adventures of Sally,” and is still being published on the web in the USA.
She wooed and won the hearts of Toto (CH Comerl Masta Toto (Imp Aust) and Astrix (CH Buster Benny of Burdekin.)… and now has gone to join them beyond the Rainbow Bridge…          

Oh, Sally, I know you don’t feel well… you are sitting up and panting, and then lying down and sleeping… you are not eating, and drinking little… I carried you outside and you stood there, I tried to move you and you fell over…
To the vet we went: I was sure I would euthanase you today. The vet talked me out of it, and dosed you up with antibiotic, pain relief and other pills and potions… I bought you home and made the decision that I would not take you back to the vet… (No offence to the vet meant here) This was Monday.

I phoned work to take Tuesday off as I was sure I would lose you tonight. Tuesday, you ate, drank and walked around… I took you out in the van and left you there whilst the paws and I did our walkie… you were asleep when we returned.
Wednesday, you were weaker again, and I carried you in and out for drinks and calls of nature, and you slept in my arms… sitting up and panting and lying down sleeping… I kissed your nose and cuddled you.

Thursday, your appetite was not as good, although you still enjoyed (meow) food, chicken and warm milk. I carried you in and out again, nearly every 2 hours or so overnight, kissed and cuddled you and you slept a lot…Friday night: Midnight, the bell connected to my farm gate rang. It rings in my lounge. I sat up in fright. No-one was there.

At 0030, it rang again, and again at 0100. I couldn’t understand why this was happening and disconnected it. It was like you knew I had a day off on Saturday: You panted a lot more, and slept a lot less… At 0130 you sat up, panted, yelled OwwwNoooo, and the breath left your body as I held you in my arms.

I felt the air move from your lungs to your paws, and you were no longer with me…. Samantha was on the bed with us, and she licked your mouth and nose as if to revive you.

I laid you into your bed at the side of my bed, and covered your little body with your blanket. Jeza, Boots and Suzie got into bed with you and curled around you, and stayed with you all night…

I now know who rang the bell: It was the grim reaper calling for you…
I prepared your resting place the next morning, under my bedroom window.
All the paws gathered round, and watched me wrap you and kiss you, and lay you to rest..

When the soil fell upon you, thy looked at me, like they understood, and then walked away…

We are family, we always have been, and we have lost our mentor…
People often asked me who was the boss around here… I always answered.. “It should be me, but it’s Sally… Don’t tell anyone!”In dedication to the pride of my alley…

Walk in my shadow, stay by my side…
Loved and missed so much…
Andy and all the Paws at Shandrys.

The wedding reception

A family portrait with Samantha and Sally