Gone but not forgotten

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Recently several old Spectrum bassets left the mortal world for the Rainbow Bridge.  While they have left us behind for a better place they are never forgotten!

Joker
Nearly 10 years ago Judy Tuck and I placed Joker with the Bagnell family in Lakeville, MA.  Joker was the son of Pru (CH Vision Love Potion Number Nine) and Judy’s Jeremiah (CH Cloverhill’s Jeremiah Bramwell).  He never wanted to be a show dog so he became the Bagwell’s beloved basset hound boy and he loved his family back with his whole heart.  Joker went to the Rainbow Bridge in November 2015 after a short illness.  Sleep well, basset boy.

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Coney
Coney (CH Tailgate Topsfield Cognac), affectionately known as “Coney Testoni,” came to us from Topsfield Kennels in the spring of 2007, the daughter of Poppy brother, Punch (CH Topsfield Sanchu Hawiian Punch) and one of Gail Allen’s boys, DC Tailgate Stars & Strips 4Ever.  I showed Coney to her AKC championship and tried her in the field and obedience rings.  She preferred to be a couch potato so in the summer of 2009 she went to live with JD & Lisa Carpenter in West Virginia.  Coney went on wonderful vacations with them and had a great life with her new family.  She passed away from a rare form of lymphoma in early 2016.  See you at the Rainbow Bridge and sleep well, pretty girl.

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Dice
Dice (CH Topsfield Sanchu Dice Vision Spectrum) went to live with Judith & Neal Wittels of Tuxedo Park, NY in the winter of 2007 after Anne completed his AKC championship.  We loved having him in our home but he was destined to become part of the Wittels family.  The son of Claudia Orlandi’s Best in Show winner Yahtzee (CH Topsfield Sanchu Yahtzee) and Kai’s sister Phoebe (CH Vision I’ve Got a Spell on You), he was a delightful boy who became the light of dog-mom Judy’s life.  He was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a common cancer in dogs, in February 2016 and succumbed to the disease just a few weeks later.   His family is devastated by his passing – we all miss you, Dicey Boy.

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