AROOOOOOO is a sound Cardigan Welsh Corgis make, it's also the universal sound of loss when one has past over to the Rainbow Bridge. It is with sad heart that I wish Onyx my BFF a might & loud AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Yes, Emily is back and doing well. But, last night Onyx left us to cross over the the Rainbow Bridge. As Chris said "maybe Onyx gave up his spirit to help Emily with hers" Yes, that's just the kind of guy our Onyx was.
Mom saw and fell in love with Onyx at a CWCCA National Agility Trial. He was just a young pupster but, one look was all it took. He & Mom traveled everywhere together, earning his Breed Championship, multiple Agility titles, a Rally Obedience title. Onyx even won his class at his first National Breed Show as a youngster. He retired from the Breed ring with a bang having won BOB at a huge Regional Specialty Show. Mom literally almost passed out when the judge pointed to her and Onyx for the win. He had beaten a total of 33 Champions that day including the top three dogs in the breed!!!
Mom thought it appropriate to begin focus on what Onyx really loved, Agility. He'd allowed her to do her thing, now it was time to do his. They played at that for several years, then just for the heck of it tried Rally Obedience which he titled in just three competitions. Mom always said Onyx was her heart dog, he had her heart, she had his. If Mom had ever asked "Onyx, jump off a cliff", Onyx would look at her and ask "how far out?"
For me he was a wonderful companion, he slept in my hay without ever eating it. Hung out with me in the barn, paddock, pasture, he was always respectful and comfortable to be around. Onyx made a wonderful herdmate. He helped Margeaux with her kittens, put up with Maizee's antics with little complaint. Tried to eat both Reej (RIP) & Tye on many occasions, dashed about with and played with Mirage (RIP), Promise, Coach, Ivy and a league of other visiting dogs and peoples. So many memories Onyx has given us all and all those memories good ones....
|Onyx as a wee pupster|
|Onyx helped his Momma win a huge brood bitch class at a regional specialty as a youngster|
|Onyx winning his Champion title as a youngster|
|Onyx getting tested for herding instinct. Yup he had it!|
|Onyx with Mirage plowing thru the snow. Mirage was waiting for him over the bridge|
|Onyx & Mirage playing keep away, they're proably playing together right now too|
|Coming out of the chute during a National Breed Trial|
|Onyx most Iconic phot coming over a jump, intent on where Mom might ask him to do next|
|Onyx having just won first place & his first agility title at a Breed National Trial|
|Onyx playing in the garden|
|Onyx as always with rapt attention on Mom|
|Onyx chilling with Promise|
|Onyx waiting with Mom to be called back into the ring to receive his Rally Obedience title|
|Onyx strolling with Margeaux on the wooded trails out back|
|Two BFF's just hanging out|
|More hanging out, cause that's what BFF's do together|
|R.I.P. CH UlaMauna's Black Ice RN NA NAP|
Dec. 7, 1999 x Dec. 27, 2012