March 31st, 2011 by Gail







~ Zanetta ~

Taraglen Tour De Force – Taraglen Avril
9 March 1998 – 8 March 2011


Very sadly Zanetta missed celebrating her 13th birthday by one day.  Tragically over the last few weeks she deteriorated and was diagnosed as suffering bone cancer.  The most difficult, but kindest, decision was to say goodbye….

Zanetta was a bitch who ran the fence line nonstop every day, all day (if allowed) looking for wallabies and then jumping the fence in pursuit.  She  most certainly still commanded respect from all the others at home and her personal space NEVER decreased with age and heaven help any who intruded into it.

As a show dog she was a high achiever – a multi Best In Show winning Grand Champion who won in both Queensland and Victoria.







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


When an animal who has been especially close to someone dies, that pet goes to the 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 and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. 

Animals who were ill and old are restored to health and vigour;  those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them from days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one thing: they miss someone very special to them; the person they left behind.

All of the animals 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 break away 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.  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…

Rosemary Christensen,

Clonmany Kennels,

Townsville, Nth. Qld.

email: [email protected]

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