Yarracitta Abendbummler 1989-1990

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

~ Robert Hepburn

  Havanna des Jardins de l´Armonial 20.04.1992-12.12.2004

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for awhile,
I'd wag my tail and kiss you,
Just so I could see you smile.
But, then I fully realized,
That this could never be;
For emptiness and memories
Will take the place of me.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart.
For every time you think of me,
I'm right there, in your heart.

  Herkules des Jardins de l´Armonial 20.04.1992-23.03.2005

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
The sun will rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me.
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
Remembering how I'd lay my head
In your lap that special way.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too.

  International, Scandinavian Champion, NorwayWinner -95,-97,-98, ScandinavianWinner -98, KBSg Yarracitta Reticcarudolf 06.08.1990-23.07.2006

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I missed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

  Squeezemepleazeme 04.06.1993-01.12.2009

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.
Don't let your grief stay your hand,
For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.

  Rattenjäger Constantinia 31.07.2000-19.12.2011

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.
Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.

  Sunny Monkey Shabli dlja Rattenjäger 09.09.2011-19.04.2012

We wish we could have told you,
in words you'd understand,
We wanted you to stay with us.
This wasn't what we'd planned.

We wish somehow to tell you,
How empty we now feel.
A part of us went with you,
A part that time can't heal.

  Megamagee She's the One 25.04.2011-13.03.2013

Vielä kerran tulee päivä, kun en jaksa taistella.
Kerron kyllä, milloin se on koittava.
Niin kuin joku koputtaisi hiljaa kotiovella,
silloin tiedän, nyt on aika avata.

Pidä silloin hiljaa kiinni, syliin hellään rutista.
Että voisin aivan hiljaa huomaamatta nukkua.
Että voisin luulla, sinä tulet mukana.

Silloin anna minun mennä,
kerro kevään linnuista,
kuinka kaunis onkaan taivas,
kuinka kaunis uusi kesä ihana.

Sitten anna minun mennä,
ethän pyydä, että jäisin elämään.
Irti päästä, kuiskaa korvaan hiljaa vaan:
Olet vapaa lähtemään.


C.I.B, NUch, FINch, DkCh, ScandinavianCh, Slovenian Ch, Lithuanian Ch, Romanian Ch DkVV14, NVV14, NordVV14, EVW15 Rattenjäger Koh-i-Nur 24.07.2006-04.11.2015

Taas valo viiltää taivaanrantaa,
se päivän yöstä erottaa.
On tullut aika pois se antaa,
jota niin paljon rakastaa.

Sen järjellä me ymmärrämme,
kun toinen lähtee, toinen jää.
Vain pieni lapsi sisällämme
ei sitä tahdo käsittää.

Hyvää matkaa, hyvää matkaa,
kulje kanssa enkelin.
Hyvää matkaa, hyvää matkaa,
sinua paljon rakastin.


C.I.B, NUch, FINch, DkCh, ScandinavianCh, Scandinavian Winner -06, Slovenian Champion, Veteran World Winner 2008 Melusiinan Gabrielle 30.03.2000-12.12.2016

It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.

There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear ones near us

It's the bridge that we call love.


Rattenjäger Winema 10.10.2015-02.10.2017

You were never masters, but friends. I was your friend.
I loved you well, and was loved. Deep love endures
To the end and far past the end. If this is my end,
I am not lonely. I am not afraid. I am still yours.