DEDICATED TO JOE ANDERSON
JUNE 23, 1947 - FEBRUARY 27, 2003
Joe at his shop, Tyson, New Hope, PA in 1976
Joe and Sophie
A modeling "gig" in NYC in the early 1970's
Joe and Sophie at home at Stoneledge
Joe, with Lesley Potts, at the last Dog Show he was able to attend in the summer of 2002.
Rosie giving Joe a kiss after one of his long hospital stays.
Joe with his beloved MacDuff, Micky, and Rosie.
The first whippets at Stoneledge in 1993, litter mates, Tally Ho and Huntmaster of Fermanagh.
Hunter posing by the Day Lily bed.
Hunter and Tally doing what whippets do best.
Tally went to the Rainbow Bridge in 2004, Hunter followed his sister in 2006.
IN HONOR OF ALL WHIPPETS, THAT HAVE CROSSED THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, AND THEIR HUMAN SERVANTS
"Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little games that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well......"
˜ excerpt from a Scottish memorial passage