Memorial Page

In Memory of
”Remy”
6/17/98 – 09/27/03

BIS Am/Can CH Silvercreek Remington Steele JH WD

(CH Pond Hollow Calico Key Largo x Am/Can/PR CH Silvercreek I Love Lucy JH WD)

Remy came into our lives from Lucy’s first litter. The moment he was born we knew he was special. You would just look at him and say, that boy is going places. All he wanted to do was please from the day he was born and make you smile.

Remy started his show career at 6 months and immediately started winning and gaining a fan club with his sweet temperament and his effortless gating. Could that boy move.

At the age of 15 months, Remy received his Best In Show in Canada under Judge Thora Brown, and finished his Canadian Championship. The next weekend Remy finished his American Championship at the 1999 ACC National Specialty at the Wine Circuit by going Winners Dog from a huge entry. Both times handled by his buddy Diane Ammerman.

His specials career started shortly after that. Remy was the #2 Chesapeake in 2000 and went onto receiving a JAM at Westminster Kennel Club in 2001. Remy was off and running. He was handled during his show career by John McCartney, Ken Murray, Mike Sabo, and Bill Schloff. However, Pam and Mark Desrosiers who loved him so dearly mostly handled Remy and greatly miss the Brown Clown. We owe Pam and Mark for Remy’s specials career. They loved and cared for Remy as their own from day one.

Remy went onto get his Junior Hunt title trained and handled by Graham Sharp. Graham and Remy became instant buddies. Remy was the first Best In Show Chesapeake in the history of the breed to earn an AKC Hunt Title.

Pet Therapy was also a job that Remy enjoyed when he was home. Remy visited the NJ Veterans Home with his mother Lucy.

Remy was truly an amazing Chesapeake. There was nothing that he could not accomplish including producing a Best In Show dog BIS Am/Can Ch Silvercreek Casbar Cheers who earned her BIS at 16 months. Remy has many amazing puppies out there now competing in shows and hunting tests. He was surely a true dual dog.

I heard a song recently by Bet Midler, which said it all. Remy was the Wind Beneath my Wings, always there for me with his smile, jumping in the air, throwing his head back and giving me a big wet kiss. Remy could always make you laugh he was so full of life and love. Remy made many friends all over the world.

Remy will be sadly missed but he has left his paw print on the breed to carry on with his children, and some very fond memories.

Fondly,
Joanne and Stan Silver


In Memory of 
COCO
   Coco Loco”
4/21/89 – 8/9/05

Am/Can CH Homespun Silvers Starburst, CDX, JH, WD, NS, CGC, Can CD ROM TDI, Delta, B&B 

(CH Redlions Bear of Upper Creek WDQ x CH Snocree Snogun of Homespun CD CGC)

 


Sadly we lost Coco on August 9th, she will be sadly missed. Coco will be remembered as a fun loving Chesapeake with a sense of humor especially in the obedience ring and at hunt test.

Coco was a 16-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever who is full of love to give and has enjoyed her long career in Pet Therapy activities.

Coco has been registered with Therapy Dogs International, Therapy Dogs Incorporated, the first Chesapeake registered with Delta Society, and now  she was retired from  Bright and Beautiful.

Coco   pioneered the way for many of the pet therapy dogs that we have working today. Open doors that had been closed for pet therapy dog for years.                                                                                                   

Special honors have been given to Coco over these 16 years. She was the first dog in the State of New Jersey to be made an Official Hospital volunteer at Hackensack Medical Center. She wears her own photo ID badge plus has her own hospital shirt with volunteer patches.  In 1993 Coco was made Volunteer of the Year, attended a dinner, and received a plaque for her work at HMC Tomorrows Children.

Coco was actively working at nursing homes visiting until last year at the NJ Veterans Home in Paramus, and the Oakland Care Center . Over the years Coco has started pet therapy programs at the Holley Center, Hackensack, NJ; Woodcliff Lake Nursing Home, Woodcliff Lake; Llanfair  House, Wayne and many more.

Coco represented the AKC at Public Education Seminars and Demos for children and adults.

IN 1993 Coco was awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the County of Bergen, NJ for her devoted volunteer services and was made Volunteer of the Month by The Bergen Record newspaper. It was the first time a dog received this award.

In 1995 Coco received the award for Outstanding work in the Animal Assistance field for Recognition from the Delta Society and was featured in their annual Calendar.

Coco also had her own private car/float at the Ridgewood , NJ July 4th Parade with one of the children from Tomorrow’s Children for her work.

When not bringing smiles to children and the elderly, Coco enjoys what her ancestors where bred for retrieving ducks, swimming, and tracking.

Outside of pet therapy work Coco was featured in 1993 and 1994 in the Purina Hi Pro ads in several national magazines “Why Swim When You Can Fly” Ad.   Coco and one of her litters were featured in a Fidelity pamphlet for investing. Coco was featured in the Hackensack Medical Center University Pet Therapy Brochure and in their 2000 Annual Report.

Coco has also been featured on several TV News Channels on documentaries of Pet Therapy work.

Coco also is photographed in several Chesapeake Books:  One that is my favorite is TFH by Stacy Kennedy, Page 13 with Sophie and Elsa. Coco loved to be photographed. If you had a camera Coco would pose.

In May 2002 Coco along with a group of  Bright and Beautiful dogs she were entered in to the New Jersey Veterinary Foundation Hall of Fame for their therapy efforts given in relations to September 11, 2001.  We were honored to be part of the teams that worked at Liberty State Park with the Red Cross for the families of the victims and also for the hard working staff that they had there.

Coco has also had 3 lovely litters with her children and grandchildren going onto to be pet therapy dogs. They have also been top winning show dogs at Westminster KC, Group Placements, Supported and National Specialties, Placing in Obedience and Rally events.

Coco loved coming to the National specialties and walking around with her Dad Stan. They were a pair.

We would like to thank Sue Cone who worked hard with me on getting Coco to title CD and CDX.  Rich Young who helped train Coco for her hunting, and Mike Twardy who helped run Coco to her JH title.

To all who remember Coco trying to get her nose print in Canada , no it never happened.

Coco has been the all around wonderful companion. She has always packaged herself on her personality, which is wonderful, and Coco has a marvelous sense of humor. The original Brown Clown.

Coco you have always made me smile and well represented the breed. We miss you dearly and you will never be forgotten.

 

Lovingly,

Joanne and Stan Silver

Coco and her puppies


In Memory of
”Lucy”
11/22/93 - 4/26/07

AM/Can/PR/World CH*Silvercreek I Love Lucy JH,WD, CGC, TDI, Delta, BB

 
Today Lucy crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.  So look into the sky there is a new Star in the sky and a new Angel in Heaven. She was my soul mate, companion, and my best friend. Lucy gave 100% to make others smile.

Lucy although being a wonderful show dog and producer, loved to hunt and did her pet therapy work.  Lucy was doing her pet therapy work until March when she took ill.

Little know facts were her pet therapy work. Lucy was a Grand Marshall at the oldest 4th of July Parade for her work at the NJ Veterans Home and was on TV.  Her work after 911 will never be forgotten and she was inducted in the NJ Veterinarian Hall of Fame.
Plus in the last 4 years opened door at The Valley Hospital.

I thought that as a lovely reminder and tribute to Lucy I would love to hear from all of you, your Lucy stories, memories, and thoughts. She always had a fun side to her.  I will be compiling them into a book here for Lucy's Memories.

Lucy lives on in many a pedigree.  One of my greatest memories that I cherish is the Family Photo that we took in Ohio in 2006 at the Nationals.

So I would love to hear from all, if you don't want to post onto the board, you can email me privately.

All are welcomed, I look forward to your memories

Fondly,

Joanne

Lucy's Memorial Page

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Sign my Guestbook from Bravenet.com

 

 

 


In Memory of
”Jeannie”
2/11/95 - 6/19/08

Am/Can CH Silvercreek I Dream of Jeannie ROM CGC, Bright & Beautiful

(CH Homespun Snooker x Am/Can CH Rocky Creek Just Sophie CDX, JH, CGC, Delta, TDI)

 

It is with great sadness that we lost our Jeannie today.  Jeannie was always described as the perfect child.  She loved life, she was sensitive, sweet, out going,  a wonderful pet therapy dog, and a great hunter. 

Jeannie helped start the pet therapy program at The Valley Hospital, she loved her pet therapy work especially with children. Just so many great stories of her love, devotion,  and affection for all.

Jeannie also worked along side of Lucy and Coco during 911  at the Liberty State Park, New Jersey.  She won friends with the Red Cross workers, families, and the children.

Jeannie has several very famous  offspring:

  • Samantha – BPIS Am/Can CH* Silvercreek Casbar Bewitched JH WD

  • Dillon:  BISS Am/Can/Int’l CH* Silvercreek Gun Smoke RN, RA, WD working on JH

  • Murray:  CH Silvercreek Murray Samuel*** JH, SH, MH

  • Ransom:  Ch Silvercreek Ransom  of Red Chief

  • Yaffa:  Am/Int’l  CH* Silvercreek Yaffa Means Beautiful

  • Whroo:  Ch. Silvercreek Whroo Von Hausman,

Jeannie will be sadly missed, she was always right  by my side, until the end she was top dog, and the pack will miss her.

Jeannie is the beloved daughter of Sophie and sister to Lucy, they are now all in heaven together once again.  She missed her best friend Lucy so much, now together.

RIP  my beloved best friend and swimming companion, you were a big dash in my life.

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal. Love Leaves a Memory No One Can Steal. You will always be in our memory and thoughts.

 

Respectfully,

Joanne and Stan  Silver

 

 


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