|Canal's Angelina passed peacefully in the arms of
her owner and handler Tara after 13 years of
companionship. Angelina was a wonderful mother,
holder of a Companion Dog title, therapy dog for
Therapy Dog International, Rally Novice title, and
Canine Good Citizen title.
Angelina was also a long time volunteer for the
Barnstable County 4H program.
|Canal's Zeb passed after 13 years of companionship
peacefully. Zeb was a long time companion hunter
with Steve's son Jake. Zeb held his Canine Good
Citizen title, and also worked as a therapy dog with
Therapy Dog International. Zeb helped fill the hearts
of young 4H members with pride as they left the ring
with ribbons during his time with the program.
|Canal's Millie McButter and Buck passed peaceful by
each others side. The two crossed over the rainbow
bridge together at 13 and 12 years old.
Millie had spent her life as one of our sweetest mums.
She was known to snuggle her pups frequently. Millie
was a Canine Good Citizen.
Buck came back home to Canal Labradors at 11
where he spent his final days as a loving companion.
|Canal's Christmas Holly was a dear companion who
passed peacefully with owner and handler Steve. Holly
was a loving mom and wonderful companion who
shined in the showmanship ring. She took Best of
Opposite in Rhode Island.
|Canal's Molly McButter passed peacefully after 13 years
of loving companionship. Molly was one of our best
moms. She enjoyed spending her time hunting with
Steve and Jake.
|A Dogs Prayer
|Treat me kindly, my Beloved Master, for no heart in all the world is more
grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between
blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me things you
would have me know.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must
know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps fall upon by waiting
When it is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am no longer used to the
bitter elements and I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your
feet beside the hearth. Though you had no home no home, I would rather
follow you through ice and snow than rest on the softest pillow in the warmest
Keep my pan filled with fresh water for although I should no reproach you were
it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stand
well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand
ready, willing and able to protect you with my life,
should your life be in danger.
Then, my Beloved Master, should the Great Master seek to deprive me of my
heath and spirit, do not turn me away. Rather, hold me gently in your arms as
merciful sleep is administered, and I will leave you knowing with the last breath
I draw, my fate was ever safest in your hands.