Tarahill's Wish Upon a Star CGN, PCD, RN, RATN, SD-S, TDCH
Doyle enjoying some summer sun.
September 21, 2014
Doyle earned his Barn Hunt Instinct title (RATI) and completed one leg to his RATN title with a third place finish. He is a very quiet hunter and indicates the rat by politely lying down in front of the rat tube.
Today, with heavy hearts, we said farewell to my sweet boy, Doyle. In 4, all too short years, Doyle earned that special place as my 'heart dog'. He tackled his short life with great gusto and throughout his life, he exuded a special kind of joy. At nine weeks of age, he hurled himself over a teeter to his sheer delight, running back to the other end to do it again. Five days before he died he eagerly worked with me to master the challenging "double beam" trick for his trick dog championship, even at a time when it was clear renal failure was taking a toll on his strength and stamina. Even then, he showed his typical joyful approach to life.
He was at the same time the gentlest and fiercest of dogs - vociferously defending 'his girls' against any potential threat. He loved to cuddle and was never far away from me.