Flyball in South Africa

Flyball dogs at the Rainbow Bridge, but forever in our hearts.

 On 2008-12-22, Lofy one of the Pioneer dogs in Fly ball died at the age of 13years. Lofy will be remembered as an exceptionally strong and fast Fly ball dog. Lofy was Mauriza Vermaak’s 1st dog and she was just 10 years old when she got him as a puppy. In 1998 when Fly ball was still very new he was running times of 4,12 sec. Lofy was a member of the 1st ever Fly ball Team to win the non official Fly ball Nationals in 1998 at the Rand Show, he was also the last living member of this golden team. Lofy participated in Fly ball from 1997 to 2008 . He ran his last race just before his death in 2008, enjoying the great love of his life till the end. Lofy never had the opportunity to earn Fly ball Titles as these came too late in his life due to politics. He will always be remembered for his energy and love for Fly ball. To us he will always be our  1st ever Elite Champ.

Rest in peace Champ.

Lofy owned by Roche Vermaak

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 On 2009-01-06, Co –Co also one of the original Fly ball dogs, died at the age of 14 years. Co-Co came to me at the age of 6 years being a rescue dog. She had severe symptoms of kennel stress and it took many years of love and devotion to cure her. The one sport she immediately took to was Fly ball. She was not exceptionally fast, but she enjoyed it and this also gave purpose to her life. She ran from 1997-2004 in Fly ball teams and will always be remembered for her devotion to me.

Rest in peace my girl.

 

 

 Co-co owned by Roche Vermaak

 

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Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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