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....
Above: BIS/HIT Am./Can. Ch. Jewell De Aguas Windward Lad CDX, WWD, Can. CD, GROM, TT, CGC, TDI. "Moose" (1989-2002) did it all, and he remains the only PWD in breed history to win both an all-breed Best in Show as well as an all-breed High in Trial. He was quite the guy! Moose was a top-10 PWD in the country for several years in breed, as well as earning a top-10 spot in obedience.
Below: BIS/BISS Ch. Sete Mares Windward Breeze. "Sterling" (1993-2007) was an all-breed Best in Show winner, plus won two Nat'l Specialty Awards of Merit as well as the coveted Stud Dog class. He also won Best of Breed one year at Westminster and several Best of Breeds at regional specialties. Sterling was a top-10 PWD in the country several years running. Sorely missed by Robin and co-owners, Virginia Murray and Lorraine Carver.
Above is "Echo," a/k/a HIT, Am./Can. Ch. Lake-Breeze Windward Echo Am./Can. CD, AWD, SROM, TT, CGC, TDI (1991-2004), was our feisty wavy girl whose twinkling eyes kept us on our toes. Echo won High In Trial at the '93 PWDCA National Specialty. She had numerous group placements, all owner-handled by Robin.
Below is "Ricki," Misty's daughter, a/k/a Am./Can. Ch. Windwards Shez Quite A Girl (1999-2008). Ricki achieved her American championship in a mere nine shows with all wins from the Bred By Exhibitor class, earning a special AKC award and an invitation to the AKC Eukanuba Dog Show. Ricki earned a Canadian Best Puppy in Show and multiple group placements with Robin over the years.
We have been blessed to have owned and/or bred many wonderful PWDs over the years. Some of the top PWDs in the country with Windward connections, in either conformation and/or with working titles, are Fozzie CDX, Domino CDX, Ch. Tessa CD, Snickers CDX, Ch. Sugar CD AWD SROM, Ch. Otto UD CWD GROM, Ch. Zoe, Ch. Zooey, Ch. Bear, Ch. Tristan, Ch. Tanya, Ch. Maggie, Ch. Murphy, Ch. Tank, Ch. Brewster, Ch. Sabrina, Ch. Bob, Ch. Poco, Ch. Pebbles, Ch. Buster, Ch. Rhumba, Ch. Mickey, and many, many other dogs with multiple titles, top-10 awards, etc. But, the dogs couldn't achieve such goals without the love and dedication of the many wonderful owners over the years, and it is these wonderful families to which we tip our hat and say "thanks!"
We look forward to updating our site as the years go on and acknowledging the many wonderful dogs and families who will touch our lives in the future.
In the Kello home was our 'Golden Oldie,' Sam. Sam was a rescue that Robin and Rod adopted from the Michigan Golden Retriever Rescue organization when he was about nine months of age. After a few years, Robin's grandson, Andrew, had some issues, and Sam became the perfect therapy dog for him. He resided with the Kellos until he passed away on February 21, 2017 at 13 years of age. Due to severe arthritis, he was unable to chase his beloved Frisbee, but he was still the perfect housedog and companion. We count our blessings that some family didn't want this wonderful dog so that we could be blessed with him! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.