Memories

 
 
 
 
 IN MY LIFE
By Lennon, McCartney
 
 
There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all
 
 
Am-Can CH. BENCHMARK TAK'S TH' FIRST SHOT
 
VCD2 JH MXP MJP OA NAJ WC VCX CGC
 
March 20, 2000/October 3, 2009
 
"CODY"
 
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 2nd 2009, started out like any other day.  The sun set on our favorite beach and when the sun came up on October 3rd 2009, you were gone.
 
I want to reach out and touch you again and I can't.  Yet you are with me with every breath I take, with every star I see in the sky, with every snow flake that falls, with the gold leaves on the trees or like Cindy said "the grasses moving in the wind", your "snow angel" as you rolled in the sand at the beach or in the fresh fallen snow.
 
You are especially with me every time your son Jimmy Choo sits next to me or looks at me - you are there.
 
"Listen to your heartbeat and dance"
 
Dance forever Cody-for me.
 
                                                                Warren, Trudy and Jimmy Choo
 
 
 
 
 
A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
 
pictured with Benchmark's Maine Man "Ricky"
 
AS TIME GOES BY  I REFLECT BACK AND I TREASURE EVERY MOMENT LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.
TODAY I HAVE TWO DOGS, NAPPING AS I WORK ON THIS PROJECT, MAKING MORE MEMORIES WITH ME EVERYDAY.
 
 
Benchmark's Testimony  Am/Can CDX multiple HIT
 
Qualified and competed in the Gaines classic 1982
 
 
 
 
1981
 
"TESSIE GIRL" The Apple of My Eye.
 
1980 to 1990
 
I think of you and miss you.
 
 
 
1982
 
TESSIE SCORED A 200!
The only 200 the judge had given in her judging career.
It was quite a day going HIT with a 200 and her father Am/Can CH. Smithhavens Benchmark Caper SDHF won BOB at the specialty.  That day I did not know what Best of Breed even meant. 
Now I do.
 
I have been so blessed with the experience of each venue that AKC offers.
 
BIS CH. Clark's Salty of Fitches Point SDHF, owned by Sydney Clark Waller,
took me for another ride.....
The Best in Show ring.
 
November 1988
 
 
It started out like any other day-get the dogs ready, then.....
it got better and better.
 
 
 and she said "The Golden!"
 
 
Salty had no idea.
 
 
 Way to go "SALTY DAWG"
 
 
Along this path we travel, we spend time with friends who share the same interests,  some are no longer with us.  I think of you often my friends.  This win was 22 years ago-today I value the friendships made on the journey.
 
 
Other kids are gone but never forgotten.
 
Legacy's Gift of Faith,  "Gimmie Darlin' "
 
*****Sparkle Baby*****
 
Benchmark's Best Bet, Markie
 
Benchmark's Maine Man, Ricky
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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