Phantom by Dawn Casler and Mary Schmidt / The Crew


One more time around the ring you go, as proud a dog We’ve never seen. For so many years you were the perfect gentleman going to shows every weekend never complaining about the very early hours and the time traveling to and from the shows.What a wonderful fella you were. Charming the Judges, gaiting around the ring like you were on air. But for all the first place ribbons, rosettes and gifts bestowed upon you, in our hearts what made you a Champion was the wonderful companionship, love, devotion and protection you gave us for twelve years.

A better buddy you couldn’t find. As you got older and you couldn’t do the things you did before we saw the sadness in your eyes. Yet through it all you remained our devoted Champion. Now my good friend you are young again and gaiting around heaven’s ring.Delighting everyone with your charm, grace and joyous personality that
we enjoyed for so many years.

Enjoy !!! yourself, play, run and jump with Annie and Sparky. One day we will all be together again as you greet us at the bridge. We will be together forever as we cross over together to that big show ring in the sky. Till then, we miss you, love you. Yet we are so happy you can fly again our Champion. So dear friend, just one more time around the ring.


Mommy Dawn, Mommy Mary, Your daughter’s Stormy & Ruthie, Your son’s Chief & Barry.


With lots of Springer Licks and hugs we love you,
23, Feb 2006
Dawn Casler and Mary Schmidt