This page is a tribute to all our beautiful dogs which have passed to the Rainbow Bridge…
Just this side of heaven is a place called 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 vigour. 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….
Niki – Am Ch. Uretopia’s NikNak Paddywak
Date of Birth: September 16, 2006
Bred by: Margaret Ure
Sire: Am Can Ch. Smkmtn’s The Highlander
Dam: Am Can Ch. Reddenblu’s Red Waratah
Lexus – Daylynrun Uretopia’s Lexus
Date of Birth: July 01, 2004
Bred by: Scott McCullough
Sire: Can Ch. Reddenblu’s Texas Travis
Dam: Can Ch. Reddenblu’s Daylyn Strawberry
Duncan – Am/Can Ch. Smkmtn’s The Highlander
Date of Birth: May 07, 2003
Bred by: Kelly Raulerson and Margaret Wheeler
Sire: Ch. Hilltops Living Tradition II
Dam: Ch. Briarcreeks Creole Magic
Duncan was at the ACDCA Specialty in 2005 with his dad Maverick and sister BB. Duncan finished his show career in both countries very quickly and now just hangs out at home.
Sydney – BOSS Am/Can Ch. Reddenblus Red Waratah
Date of Birth: December 26, 2002
Bred by: Joyce Redden
Sire: Am/Can Ch. Reddenblu’s X File Agent
Dam: Ch. Reddenblu’s Daylyn Strawberry
Third place winners at the 2009 Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Texas, with Wade and Bolder. (Please excuse the handlers as they were exhausted.) Sydney has produced two beautiful litters bred to Duncan, with puppies that are fantastic in type and temperament.
Flyer – CH. Reddenblus Take Me Higher AOE HIT
Date of Birth: April 30, 2002
Bred by: Joyce Redden
Sire: Ch. Reddenblus The Proclaimer
Dam: Ch. Reddenblus Fast As You
A multi-group placer, American and Canadian Champion, Award of Merit winner at the ACDAC National Specialty in Tennessee and Award of Excellence winner at the Eukanuba Cup in Tampa.
Lovey – Gravansilverpark Prairie Love
Date of Birth: 11/10/2001
Date of Death: 08/03/2013
Bred by: Margaret Ure, Grace Harper, and Tom McManus
Sire: Ch. Kombinalong Super Duper
Dam: CH Ch. Kombinalong Call Me Super
Chilli – Am Can Ch. Gravan N Daylyn Ms Congeniality
Date of Birth: 07/01/01
Bred by: Grace Harper (Vance)
Sire: CH Gravans Kodac Moment
Dam: CH Gravans Quiet Impact ‘O Frani
Chilli was our resident clown. One tough little dog who brought much pleasure to our home. She definitely lived up to her name and was a great ambassador for the breed. She is sadly missed by all.
Finn – Uretopia’s Where Eagles Fly
Sire: Am/Can Ch SmkMtns The Highlander
Dam: Gravansilverpark Prairie Love
Finn had the best of homes. He was dearly loved and is missed by his owners Chris and Jane Hutchings, right. Finn pictured below, is watching a video of himself herding.