Sunshine with 4 legs
Love life and people
Are happy to be alive
Fancy themselves as the center of the universe
Think the world of themselves (A legend in their own minds.)
Will only do what they want to do when they want to do it.
Have more love to give and give more than we could ever give
back to them
Are full of surprises -- including presenting their master/mistress
with wonderful trophies
By Carolyn Winer
In Memory of Jammer
Jammer was a beloved member of our family
for more than 11 years.
He was a lively, loving, spirited dog who made us laugh
and kept us busy! Jammer's jaunty gait and and attitude, along
with the fact that he was a beautiful dog, attracted attention
from neighbors and strangers during his daily walks.
Many had never heard of Australian Terriers, and he was a
great ambassador for the breed. Jammer was the picture of
health for 10 1/2 years, and then sadly became very ill.
We hated to say goodbye.
We miss him very much, and he will never be forgotten!
Loved by Kari Frost & Kristi Dalenberg
In Memory of CH Aka Inu
Loved and missed by Grace, Bruce, Rose,
and the rest of the Firewalker family.
Cena, better known as Mama, brought love
and laughter to every face she licked and every lap she jumped
She was the original wiggle butt with bangs every
girl dreams of. Mama told it like it was and let you know
exactly what she was thinking. Although she was taken from
us much too soon,
Mamas infectious spirit and spunk lives on always.
We love you Mama!
Donation made by Allison and Kelsey in
memory of Cena.
In Memory of Tillie
JULY 8, 2008 - MARCH 3, 2015
We adopted Tillie from Australian Terrier
Rescue in July 2008 through the efforts of Sandy Lassen in
Petaluma, California. Tillie had been picked up on the streets
of Redding by the local animal shelter and was rescued by
Tillie's back story was one of abuse and
neglect. When we adopted her, she was about 6 years old and
blind in her right eye. She was very shy and wary of people
. It took us a long time to win her trust, but in some ways,
she never quite got over her difficult early years. Never
one to cuddle, she did have her own way of showing she loved
us, which was to be close but not too close, always with us
but at a distance. Still she was never far and no matter where
we were in the house she would come and find us and gently
nudge the back of our legs to remind us that she was there
and happy to be.
Early on we learned that she had an insatiable
appetite which caused her to chew through many a pocket of
a jacket or sweatshirt to locate the treats therein. There
was the time she got into the kibbles bag in the closet in
Ocean City, NJ. She consumed way too much, and discovering
her on our return with stomach blown up, we rushed her to
the vet where she stayed the night until the crisis was over.
Then there was the time she found the backpack with earthquake
supplies in our San Francisco foyer closet. She dragged the
pack into the living room where she gnawed through everything
in it, destroying boxes of water and nibbling on the 3-day
emergency food bar which she discarded after tasting.
Tillie was a fighter. She was diagnosed with
Diabetes in October 2012. In early 2013 she had a severe bout
of Pancreatitis and had her gall bladder removed. She rebounded
quickly, but soon after was diagnosed with Cushings Disease.
Because of her Diabetes, she developed cataracts, and had
a sucessful operation on her good eye in November 2013. Tillie
was a trooper, tolerating daily medications and insulin shots.
The past few months, however, have been rough going for her,
as the tumor on her pituitary gland, which was the origin
of the Cushings, grew to cause her problems with her eye sight,
sense of smell. and also with her cognitive abilities.
Tillie was a very little dog who occupied
a very large part of our lives.
She will live on in our happy memories of good times in San
Francisco, Ocean City, and Lake Tahoe.
loved by Jane Voeste and Marion Robus
"I loved you well, and was loved. Deep
To the end and far past the end. If this is my end,
I am not lonely. I am not afraid. I am still yours."
From "The House Dog's Grave" by
In Memory of Jack
Jack was my best friend,
traveling over 100,000 miles with me over the years.
He was patient as can be
and never asked for anything but to just to be by my side.
Little did he know that
as a rescue I considered myself the lucky one and needed
him much more than he ever needed me.
loved by Denise
In memory of Esther Krom
Sad news for those of us who knew her...
ATCA member and Aussie breeder Esther Krom passed away on
Tuesday Aug 5, 2014
at her home in Clifton NJ with her dogs by her side.
Esther will be missed by the many long-time
Donation made in memory of Esther by:
Jim & Susan Gersin
Karen & Louis Ucci
Wismiss Australian Terriers
Daniel & Janet Lavis
Members of New Jersey Beanfield Earthdogs Club
Louis & Cheryl Trohatos
In Memory of Sadie
Sadie we adopted via the
internet when a veterinarian's mother posted online about
a young girl aussie, whose the owner wanted to put her down
because he was moving to a no-pets apartment.
Sadie was funny, feisty and passionately devoted to her family.
She earned her NA and AXJ, she was an inept agility dog who
brought smiles and laughter to the onlookers, till Mark gave
up on being the entertainment.
She helped raise our daughter and helped us weather all troubles
that came our way.
She filled our lives with laughter, and love and we will miss
Loved by Mark McGrath &
In Memory of Abbott
Abbott came to us as a foster
from the Alabama rescue.
I was made to promise that we would not keep any of the foster
I could volunteer to house them.
However it was Mark who fell in love and decided to keep Abbot.
One of our friends described Abbott as an old soul
and he did seem to take the world in stride.
He adjusted easily to the comforts of being a house dog and
his most happy snuggled up next to canine or human.
Loved by Mark McGrath &
Donation made in memory
of Abbot by Susan Saulvester
In Memory of Tak A Chance
Rowdy Ripley, CGC.
He is my heart.
Ripley made me laugh at all of his antics.
He once shut himself in the closet tugging on a piece of hanging
he backed into the door and it shut.
When I opened the door, the he stood with that silly Aussie
"Hey, you found me".
I was so proud and glad to be his "human".
I truly lived in his world.
loved by Nikki & Brian
Donation made by Susan Saulvester
in memory of
Ripley, owned and loved
by Brian & Nikki LeJeune
Abbott, owned and loved
by Mark & Margie McGrath
Donation made by Longs Peak
Dog Training Club of Fort Collins Co in memory of
Barbera Curtis's dogs Katzan,
Annie, Topper and Maggie
Club members will miss
seeing these wonderful bright-eyed competitors in obedience
They will never be forgotten
Donation made by Susan Saulvester
In memory of
MACH2 Greyrock On the Edge
UD VER RE MXG MJB2 XF (Katzen)
MACH 2 Tattercoats Tophat
With Tail UDX2 VER RE XF ( Topper)
owned by Barbera Curtis
NOVEMBER 16, 1998 - APRIL 20, 2013
Our Auggie passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, around
2 PM. It was three weeks after he was diagnosed with Lymphangiectasia.
Despite all our efforts, he unfortunately did not respond
to the medical treatment.
Auggie had so much personality. He was funny and clever,
smart, goofy, and loyal. When we were out and about he kept
a watchful eye on all of us, making sure no one strayed. Auggie
happily shared his home with our other dogs and cats. Here
he is pictured with his sister Lillie. He was the sweetest
boy in all of the world--he was our joy, and we miss him more
than we can say. He was almost 14-1/2 years old and he was
ours since the age of 8 weeks. Auggie was a part of our lives
for a very long time (but not long enough) and we had many
happy moments with him in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, California
and Ocean City, New Jersey---wonderful memories all.
Joyce passed away May 19,
Joyce was very instrumental in the beginning of Rescue in
the early 1980s.
Joyce was always available to step in and assist in placing
Aussies, or talking to people about the merits of the breed.
As with all people, Joyce was always concerned about the health
of the Aussie.
She was an active member of ATCA for over 25 years.
She will be dearly missed.
'Say not in grief 'she
is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was'
Donations Made in Memory of Joyce:
Donations Made in Memory
In memory of my granddog Lucy Fitzsimmons, who was rescued
by Brooke and John Fitzsimmons
It might have been her eyes. It might have been her prance.
It might have been her sweet demeanor. Whatever it was, people
loved Lucy. They were drawn to her. And she loved every person
she met. The day we met her, she fell madly in love with us
and we with her. She was instantly a part of our family and
she will remain as such. She was such a small little girl,
but she touched our lives in a huge way. Thank you, Australian
Terrier Rescue, for introducing our family to such a beautiful
little soul and for opening our lives to the wonderful world
of rescue. RIP, little Lucy. We love you always. Thank you
for your love for 8 short years.
Loved by Brooke Fitzsimmons