Amaguk Scarlet N'Kia of Aniak
Snomist's Shady Lady | Sutaisa
Aniaks Takn A Chance | Sutaisa Midnight
Aniak's Spirit of the North |
Kira | Katrina |
Aniak's Littlest Angel & Aniak's
Just this side of heaven
is a place called the 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...
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- December 08, 2003
Ashley, our first Alpha Siberian, was always respected by
each Aniak Siberian, even on her last day here with us. She
was a Siberian who could just give them "the Look"
and that was enough to restore order in the pack. Always so
youthful and healthy, we truly thought you'd live to be seventeen.
Old girl, you are dearly missed by all of us,especially by
your sibling, Bear. Ashley, please wait for us at the Rainbow
Bridge and keep the Aniak Tribe in order until we are reunited.
You are gone but you will never be forgotten. We hold you
in our hearts each and every day. Via con dios, until we meet
again, dear, sweet Ashley Girl.
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Aniaks Takn A Chance
- August 30, 2003
Chance was an amazing dog. He was a "Fire
and Frost" grandson. He had incredible movement, was
very masculine and had a wonderful face. Chance got a third
placement in the 12 to 18 month class at the 1995 SHCA National
Specialty under Mrs. Ann Rogers Clarke. Shortly after that,
unfortunately, Chance injured his leg and was never competitive
again . He was a funny boy and very hard headed if he did
not want to do something. Always young at heart, he would
share his opinions with us readily. At times, it seems so
empty and silent here since he went to the Rainbow Bridge.
Chance, please wait for us with the rest of the Aniak Pack
until we are reunited again. You are truly missed by those
who remain here.
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Midnight Hijak O'Aniak
June 30, 1993
- December 15, 2002
"Our sweet Hyjack, how we loved you so.
Somehow you were meant to be in our home and Pat so graciously
agreed to let you come live with us. We will always remember
your sweet, affectionate and loving nature; how you loved
to perch yourself on the second story deck and look out over
the river and desert; and how you loved to snuggle with me
on the bed. You will forever be in our hearts and we will
never forget you. Rest in peace, my sweet boy."
"Aniak also wants to remember our dear
sweet and oh so special friend, Hyjack. Our hearts break knowing
that you are no longer enjoying your life at the Bachmann's.
It has always amazed us that the very first time you met Lori,
in an instant, you were able to share your special love with
Lori as you had done with us for two and a half years. Your
Siberian heart was big enough to immediately do this. You
are gone but definitely not forgotten. Hyjack. You already
know the Aniak Pack that is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.
Please wait with them until we meet again, beloved old friend.
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Spirit of the North
April 26, 1996
- November 29, 1998
On November 29, 1998 our beloved Chakka (Aniak's
Spirit of the North) passed away, still short of his third
birthday and just as the world was beginning to see what a
wonderful Siberian he was. In six short months, he received
multiple Best In Show awards and was named the #1 Siberian
Husky, #1 of Group 5, and #10 All Breed in Brazil for 1998.
"Chakka, in April of 1998 you went from
never having been in the show ring to being the 10th Best
Dog in all of Brazil by November. You accomplished so much
in such a short time. We are so proud of you. You were loved
and cherished by us. Our hearts are truly broken and, even
now, the tears flow so easily. Chakka, wait at the Bridge
for us and we will see each other again..."
More about Chakka
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August 9th, 1998
-December 12th, 2001
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Katrina went to the Bridge in October
She will be missed by all those who loved her.
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Aniak's Littlest Angel
Aniak's Moment's Blessing
The ocean is a little deeper
now from the many tears that I cried when
you slipped out of our lives. There is a
heaviness in my heart when I consider how
powerless I was to keep you both here with
us. We LOVED you both and we did NOT want
to lose you. At five days of age, you both
slipped away to the Rainbow Bridge. I tried
so hard to keep you breakthing and your
hearts beating but you could not stay. Wait
with Chakka and Katrina and they will keep
you company while you await our arrival.
Maybe you are able to see your brother and
sisters and know that they are doing well
here with us at Aniak... Know that each
of you all will remain eternally in our
hearts until we meet again...
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A Dog's Poem
I got to the gate of heaven today, after
we said goodbye
I began to miss you terribly, because I heard you cry
Suddenly there was an angel, and she asked me to enter heaven┤s
I asked her if I could stay outside for someone who would
I wouldn┤t make much noise you see, I wouldn┤t bark or howl
I┤ll only wait here patiently and play with my tennisball
The angel said I could stay right here and wait for you to
Because heaven just wouldn┤t be heaven if I went in alone
So I┤ll wait right here, you take your time, but keep me in
Because heaven just wouldn┤t be heaven without you to warm
Rainbow Bridge Return
The little dog arrived at the Rainbow Bridge,
and a pack of dogs
rushed up to greet him. He braced himself, expecting
but this was the first pack that wagged their tails and kissed
him instead of attacking him.
It was beautiful here, and everyone was nice
to him. None of
them had been born in a puppy mill, like he had, and used
dog-bait fighting and left to die in a shelter because he
mix-breed battle-scarred cur and wasn't cute.They explained
why they were waiting... for their humans who loved them.
What is love?" he asked, and God let
him go back to earth,
and find out.
Warm, and dark, he squeezed in with the others
and waited for
the day to be born. Scared, he held back as long as he could,
but finally got dragged out, by his hind feet. Hands
fur held him gently and rubbed him dry and opened his mouth
and guided him to a warm nipple with milk He didn't
good hold on it, because one of his big fat brothers pushed
him aside. The human hand moved the other puppy to another
nipple and held his body, so he could drink.
Ahhh, that's better, " he thought, and
drank until his jaws
got tired and he curled up to sleep next to his warm hairy
mother. "I remember this," he mused... "Too
bad I'll have
to grow up to be hit, left out in the cold and rain, and used
for dog-bait fighting, and die as an unclaimed rescue dog.
I remember what it's like, being a dog." he thought sadly.
That night, he crawled up to his mother and
tried to nurse, but
he kept getting pushed off to the side. When they were
the big brothers and sisters got their bottoms cleaned and
finally latched on to a nipple, but the human hands weren't
to hold him up, and there wasn't any milk in any of the nipples,
anyway. He was weak and so tiny. It was even hard
upright, and he fell over on his back and couldn't right himself.
So he began to cry, and suddenly the human
hands were there,
holding him up and puting a rubber thing in his mouth.
It didn't taste or feel like mother, but it was warm and made
the ache in his tummy go away.
He was having trouble breathing ...
His lungs weren't fully
developed, because he had waited too long to join the others
in the womb, as he took one last romp at the Rainbow Bridge.
He could feel the heartbeat of the human, who had laid him
her chest and covered him with a soft cloth, keeping him warm,
and soothing his boney body with gentle circling touches.
He kept thinking of his new friends who had
been so nice to
him at the bridge and asked God if he could go back.
God said "Yes, but not just yet. You wanted to experience
So for several hours (seemed like days but
it was dark and he
couldn't tell what time it was), the human supplemented his
feeding and let him experience the warmth of his mother's
and tongue, and the pile of warm soft littermates. He got
and the human held him more often, leaving the littermates
sleep in a pile while he got carressed, kissed, and got to
to the heartbeat which was strong and loving.
Finally God came back and asked, "are
you ready to come back
to the Rainbow Bridge?" Yes, he responded," with
a little sorrow,
because the human didn't want to let him go, and was crying.
He pushed the air out of his lungs and floated
back to the
Rainbow Bridge and looked back at the human, who was still
crying and holding the limp body that he had borrowed for
Thank you, God," he said. "Love
is beautiful, and I will wait
near the Bridge and let the human know, when she arrives,
that I loved her, too."
by Joy LaCaille
For All Who've Lost
I stood by your bed last night, I came to
have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whinned to you softly as you brushed away a tear.
"It's me, I haven't left you. Im well, Im fine, Im here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting
I longed to take your parcels, I wished I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's Me"
You look so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away"
You sat there very quietly, then you smiled, I think
you knew...in the
stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over...I smile and watch you yawning
and say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning"
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you
Be patient, live you journey out...then come home to be with
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