The Rip Van Wrinkler, XXIII, Issue 3, August 2018

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In Memoriam

Allison Thomson Vicuna

Very recent photo of Allison and Molly by Rebecca Therian.

10:47 AM 7/13
I have sad news for everyone. Allison Thomson Vicuna has passed away in her sleep this morning.
I will post updates on the timing of the memorial to be held in CT and the burial in MD.
We love you Allison and will miss you.
Molly decided she needed to be with Allison Thomson Vicuna so we let her go be with Allison.
I will miss them both but I know they are happy together. Mark Vicuna.

Run free my friend

NOTHING IS LOST~All through your life, the most precious experiences seem to vanish.
Transience turns everything to air. You look behind and see no sign even of a yesterday that was so intense.
Yet in truth, nothing ever disappears, nothing is lost. Everything that happens to us in the world passes into us.
It all becomes part of the inner temple of the soul and it can never be lost.
This is the art of the soul: to harvest your deeper life from all the seasons of your experience.
This is probably why the soul never surfaces fully. The intimacy and tenderness of its light would blind us.
We continue in our days to wander between the shadowing and the brightening,
while all the time a more subtle brightness sustains us.
If we could but realize the sureness around us, we would be much more courageous in our lives.
The frames of anxiety that keep us caged would dissolve.
We would live the life we love and in that way, day by day, free our future from the weight of regret.

2019, with Bodee.

In memory of Allison Thomson Vicuna and her dear Boxer, Molly...
Footage from the 2011 and 2012 Eukanuba Agility Invitationals from Orlando, FL.

Lesley Mattuchio - We are remembering a gentle loving woman with the soul of a warrior who fought so bravely for so many years against ovarian cancer. She and her beloved Molly are running free ....
It's like the slogan in the t shirt, "be the person your dog thinks you are" ...
We should all try to "be the person Allison would be, to each other and your dog."

Robin Ohrt - I know she is in no more pain, but agility trials will never be the same without her


Polly, Aminisha Maridadi, aka PollyPops

30.12.2005 - 5.07.2019

Farewell, our beautiful girl.

I wanted to thank everyone most sincerely for all your loving thoughts of Polly.
I am unable to keep dry eyes at the moment.
Polly was a very special girl, she was the Mistress of Finding Food and, hence, Trouble.
She was very bright and mischievous, she leaves such a big gap.
We have so many memories to look back on, but the quality of her life was too poor... Annechien and Clive Smith


MAY 14 2006 ~ JUNE 6 2019

The final trip the one I've dread to take! You made me fly for the first time in a plane to get you.
We went on so many journeys together. You really taught me so much and knew always how I felt.
You had a wicked sense of humor - would always make me smile. You've kissed away tears of sadness and tears of joy.
We proved together on our journey we could always do the impossible and have a blast doing it .

Say Hi to Phalah when you see her and of course little Clover dover.
Travel safely to the bridge, but of course not quietly. I will miss your dish tossing and of course the eggs you so delicately place in the basket never breaking one. Love you blue dog. It was never the 91 titles you earned it - was the awesome dog you where and the journey went together on side by side. Linda Butterworth


We loved Carolyn Ing's Flash dog. He had a long beloved life.
Some photos from a Hummingbird Cake Tailgate Party in NH.

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