"Allie was my one in a million, the love of my life, my doggy soulmate. She was my special bright shining star.....I will miss her greatly...when she died, so did a large part of my heart."
"Vickey was a sweet, gentle soul...a real lady. She was the best therapy dog, and a true friend. As my first Shiloh, she will always be special to me."
NS bCh Black Bear Sweet Honey O'Zion
November 12, 2000 - February 24, 2007
sire: Zion's the Mark of Zorro | dam: Shenandoah's Da Sheba for Zion
Honey was a true champion in all walks of life, by both appearance and temperament. From her Best in Shows, and achieving National Select status to motherhood, I have never met such a calm, stable, confident shepherd. She tragically lost her life senselessly for just being a dog.
Unfortunately, some people in this world have no respect for life and should never be allowed the privilege of a dogs complete trust and unconditional love, let alone the responsibility that comes with gun ownership.
Honey, we will always love you and cherish you, I am so sorry. Godspeed. my sweet girl....until we meet again.....
Honey came to us at the age of 3 1/2 years, after living most of her life in a kennel. I will always remember when I first saw her. Although a bit thin with an unkept coat, she was so striking. She was my diamond in the rough.
Honey went on into the showring, taking several best of breeds and one best in show. Honey blessed our lives in the two + years she has lived here at BelleGrace, giving us two beautiful litters.
October 23, 1996 - April 18, 2009
100% GSD, never a Shiloh.
Sweet dreams, my girl. Now you can run free, healed and whole, once again.
Wait for me at the bridge.
Kayla was a very special girl from a very special litter. She was a Foxy/Toran daughter, and was our miracle baby. She was born by emergency c-section, thought to be dead by sonogram, along with her other sibling. When born she was the lucky one that was still barely alive. She survived but at the cost of a severe heart murmur.
Kayla was a love, very friendly, like her sire, Toran. She talked like he does as well, only his is deep and throaty "Wooo-woo-woo's", hers were higher pitched "rooo-roo-roo's". Her tail was always happy, and wagged so hard her entire behind wagged too. She was always willing to please me and listened to everything, never questioning me as her sister does.
God Speed Kayla, Thank you for blessing me with 3 1/2 wonderful years. You will be remembered always.
We have no control over what life hands us, we just must have faith that God always has a plan. Julie was a very special girl, confident, outgoing, very friendly and exceptionally intelligent. She was my Allie's grand-daughter, and Allie was my heart and soul. I sent this girl knowing she was also going to be this couple's heart and soul. She left me at 8 weeks to go spend her life in Florida. It should have been a long life, but genetics handed her a horrible twist. As hard as we try, as much as we plan, research, and test, sometimes that is just not enough.
Julie left us, setting a perfect example of bravery. She faced her issues with courage, patience, determination and stamina. No one could have asked for more from this girl.
God Speed, Miss Julie Ann. May you be free from pain, and be able to run and play like a whole dog in the fields of heaven. Your grandma would have been so very proud of you. Now you join her at the Rainbow Bridge. You have touched everyone you have ever met, and will be missed by all.
Zion's Foxy Wildthing
March 11, 2000 - March 7, 2010
sire: Zion's Walker-Texas Ranger
dam: Zion's Echo Of Golden Splendor
[more about Foxy]
Words can not express my grief, Foxy died as she lived, always by my side. In my kitchen, her head in my lap, she went to the rainbow bridge. She was my heart and soul, my protector, my best friend.
A Dog For Jesus
I wish someone had given Jesus a dog As loyal and loving as mine To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes And adore Him for being divine. As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog Would have followed Him all through the day While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well And knelt in the garden to pray. It is sad to remember that Christ went away To face death alone and apart With no tender dog following close behind To comfort its Master's Heart. And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn How happy He would have been As His dog kissed His hands and barked its delight For The One who died for all men. Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine My Foxy so dear to me And I smile through my tears on this first day alone Knowing they're in eternity. Day after day, the whole day through Wherever my road inclined Four feet said, "I am coming with you!" and trotted along behind. ~Rudyard Kipling
nriCH American Renegade o'BelleGrace
September 21, 2006 - June 23, 2011
sire: Betterways-Zion's Army of One
dam: Zions Princess of the Woods
[more about Renegade]
Dakota, our AKC GSD went to the Rainbow Bridge on Good Friday to join her best friend Holly. She passed here at home, in our living room on her favorite blanket, with her tennis ball by her side. She was a tough shepherd, a hard temperament that could bite a sleeve and never let go until commanded. She taught me much of what I know on handling aggressive shepherds. She was my protector, my teacher, my best friend. We had 13 1/2 years learning together and they were an adventure I'll never forget. Sweet dreams my girl, I will see you at the bridge. Until then, play with Holly and your tennis ball!
We were the proud owners of Gracie Rose who you may remember as "Cee Gee". Gracie or as we called her "Gracie Girl" "Gradie" or "Grace" was a most loved member of our family. She unfortunately and untimely passed yesterday. Our hearts are broken. She passed in our arms with all the love we had in our hearts.
I just wanted to first thank you. Gracie has been a large part of our lives and she was loved by Dana and I and our three little girls (who are not so little anymore). She went everywhere with us. She loved the campfire, the car, going on walks and being outside with her Daddy. She was smart, gentle, and loyal. But most of all she was the most loving animal we have ever known. She would literally hug you and always wanted love which we were happy to give. She gave us what we called "lovey paws" which is she would reach out to you like she was trying to hug you and would literally hug you.. Most nights she slept at the foot of our bed and warmed our feet. She loved unconditionally. When I got up in the morning she would follow me and take my hand gently in her mouth. It was a routine for us. She ran on the Montour trail without a leash and was always so good. She was beautiful, graceful, delicate, and always (or mostly!) a lady.
Our hearts are heavy and sad. We have wept and wept and wept and miss her dearly. We loved her so deeply and we know without a doubt that we will see her again. She was another child to us and another sister to our girls. She protected and loved my family when I was deployed to Iraq. She peed all over me with excitement when I came home. It was great.
When the time is right, we would like to know if you have any other dogs. We looked on your website and saw them. We have a loving home and just want to love another Shiloh again. We know we can never replace Gracie and that she will always be with us but we take comfort in that she was treated like a princess and she loved every minute of it as much as we did.
Again Dawn and family, thank you for so much love that we got from our Gracie. She is forever in our hearts.
God Bless ~Tim, Dana, Annie, Amelia, Diana, and (Gracie)
Zion's Reaps It All
September 14, 2000 - July 16, 2013
[more about Ria]
She was an extraordinary girl, first in that she was Allie's sister. But also because of her quiet strength, unconditional love and intuitive nature. She was always there for me since her sister died at such a young age, and she has given me the support to keep moving forward. Today, with a heavy heart, I said goodbye to my sweet Ria. She was loved by all who met her, and I was honored to have shared her life.
She came to me at the age of 4 years, a kennel dog from New Zion living out in the elements. Never again did she see the inside of a kennel, but enjoyed a heated and A/C'd house and all that went with it. She survived pyometria, torsion, two cancerous mammary tumors, and the ingestion of a spoon.....YES, a spoon!
Coming as a New Zion kennel dog, she was always one who ate with gusto! The past few weeks, I knew the time was getting closer, and this morning when she refused her food I knew.
God Speed Ria! Wait for me at the bridge with all the rest of my furbabies and give Dad a big hug for me! I will always love you!
bCh. jCh. Zion’s King Toran of BelleGrace, TT, CGC, TDI, ROM
December 27, 2002 - June 2, 2014
[more about Tor]
Long Live Lucas Legacy To Zion
November 24, 2002 - March 29, 2015
[more about Luka]
bChptd, jrCH BelleGrace's Alleluia Seraphim TT
September 24, 2003 - August 8, 2015
[more about Sera]
BelleGraces Diamond N The Ruff
July 9, 2008 - August 25, 2015
[more about Jewel]
BelleGrace's Miss Congeniality
April 4, 2004 - September 29, 2015
[more about Grace]
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this--the last battle--can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
Don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer, so.
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree it is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close--we two--these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
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 whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm 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 to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish 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 key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."
You looked 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 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 "good-night, 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 to see.
Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.
- Author unknown