(CH Redlions Bear of Upper Creek WDQ x CH Snocree Snogun of Homespun CD CGC)
Sadly we lost
on August 9th, she will be sadly missed. Coco will be remembered as a fun
with a sense of humor especially in the obedience ring and at hunt test.
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
registered with Delta Society, and now she
was retired from Bright and
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
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
. 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.
represented the AKC at Public Education Seminars and Demos for children and
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
, 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,
enjoys what her ancestors where bred for retrieving ducks, swimming, and
Outside of pet therapy work
was featured in 1993 and 1994 in the Purina Hi Pro ads in several national
magazines “Why Swim When You Can Fly” Ad.
and one of her litters were featured in a Fidelity pamphlet for investing.
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.
also is photographed in several Chesapeake Books:
One that is my favorite is TFH by Stacy Kennedy, Page 13 with Sophie and
loved to be photographed. If you had a camera
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.
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
to title CD and CDX. Rich Young who
helped train Coco for her hunting, and Mike Twardy who helped run
to her JH title.
To all who remember Coco trying to get her nose print in
, no it never happened.
has been the all around wonderful companion. She has always packaged herself on
her personality, which is wonderful, and
has a marvelous sense of humor. The original Brown Clown.
you have always made me smile and well represented the breed. We miss you
dearly and you will never be forgotten.
Joanne and Stan Silver
and her puppies
In Memory of
11/22/93 - 4/26/07
AM/Can/PR/World CH*Silvercreek I Love Lucy JH,WD, CGC, TDI, Delta,
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
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
Lucy's Memorial Page
Please take a
moment to sign Lucy's Guestbook.
In Memory of
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
Samantha – BPIS Am/Can
CH* Silvercreek Casbar Bewitched JH WD
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.
Joanne and Stan Silver
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