“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”
― Suzanne Clothier,
Acquired in 1996 from Krystalmar Kennel, Tkaya was our first and the dog I had manifested for years before he arrived. I call him my sage, to this day. He was an old soul with so much wisdom to share. I learned everything from this dog. He will always be my greatest teacher in life.
Amber was our foundation, the dam of our first litter in 1998. She was a specialty winning and group placing bitch and was a true matriarch for our kennel. She was a beautiful representative of the breed, exquisite type and temperament. We are forever grateful to Keikewabic, Agassiz and Tundra kennels for guiding this beautiful girl into our lives.
Ruby-rube was a beautiful mahogany colour and she put the spirit in Spiritrun. She was a spitfire of a personality and became Tkaya's very best buddy for life. She lived over 15 years and enjoyed fetch, sledding, backpacking and socializing with anyone she came across. Everyone loved our Ruby.