Redoak’s Cork B. Quik (1990-2006)


On October 19, 2006, Maureen and I experienced the loss of “her” Corky. Cork was Maureen’s “heart dog” and it was with him that she found the sport of agility.

Maureen rescued Corky from the SPCA at the age of 6 months. 16 years later, we must say goodbye to a champion, not an agility champion by title but a champion of life. He taught us so many things on and off the agility course.

It’s hard to say goodbye, but we can take some comfort in knowing that Corky is playing at the Rainbow Bridge with his friends that have gone before him, waiting for the day that we can all meet again.

Watch over your mom Cork and most importantly, guide the “little white mouse” around the courses with her!!


A Poem for Dog Lovers

Hello. I’ve been expecting you for quite some time.
Come sit beside us awhile and let me tell you about this old friend of mine.He might look tattered or maybe old
but I won’t say goodbye until you’ve been told.

He had the brightest eyes I had ever seen,
And wore a beautiful fur coat that would out shine a queen.

He was never prissy but walked with an aire ……
And oh so polite, you could take him most anywhere.

He could run like the wind and could catch anything he chased
but he protected and sat with me when I had problems to face.

You could not find a friend nearly so dear.
Because no matter the trouble he always stayed near…

He has never asked for much from me;
Just to love and respect him and I think you’ll agree .

To give him a good meal plus a nice warm bed is not much to ask;
When he has given me all his love and to him this was no task.

Now I understand you have a schedule to keep.
But I have a small favor before he nods off to sleep.

Please fold your wings around him and let him feel young while in no pain ;
Dear Guardian Angel of Pets ,
please keep him safe and happy until I see him again.

Ginger Patton