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The Past

Below are photos poodles who have been, and still are, part of my life but who are retired from the ring or breeding. Some still live with me, others live with new owners. Click on their photo to visit their page.

Pantone Limited Edition (AI)

Pantone Night Rain

Ch Pantone The Word Is Out

Ch Pantone Kiss Me Quick
retired and happy in Canberra

Ch Aultone I Am Bewitching

Elvoer I Want That

Now back at Toniri Toy Poodles




The 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.... 

Author unknown..

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. So if I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Cheryl Zuccaro

Ch Toniri Angel By My Side

Billybear was my first champion. He taught me so much about poodles, grooming and showing. He was my cuddlebug and my bed warmer. Billy had hypothyroidism which compromised his immunity. The complications finally got the better of him and I had to let him go to the Bridge in April 2011.

Goodbye my angel. Go where you can be beautiful and happy again.

Click on Billy's picture to visit his page and see more photos.

Parisvale Scooter

Scooter was my second poodle, my first in Australia. He lived with me till he was 6 years old and then went to live with Peter and Noelle. I still saw him regularly and groomed him and loved him, though he made it clear that they were his family.

Scooter didnt cope well when Peter died of cancer and his health deteriorated. I was there to say goodbye to him and hold him as he made his final journey and to be with Peter again.

Click on Scooter's picture to visit his page and see more photos.

Ch Aultone I Am Bewitching

Pagan was my first standard poodle and my beautiful 'girlie' for a long time. She was my first big dog and my first standard poodle. She taught me a lot of things about how to train, how to handle and how to groom. She was a gorgeous girl, a real character and a love to live with. Pagan died of cancer at 9.5yrs old, leaving behind a legacy of beautiful pups and grandpups.

Click on Pagan's picture to visit her page and see more photos.

Pantone Picture Perfect

Zac was born on November 6, 2004. He was Montana's litter brother. He stayed with us till he was 16 weeks old then flew to Hawaii to live with Gloria and Glenn who gave him the best home a dog could ever want and who loved him with all their hearts.

In April 2007 Glenn was going for a drive with Zac, both were wearing their seatbelts, but a car plowed into their car smashing in the side of the car where Zac was sitting. Zac died of massive head injuries. We were all devastated by his loss...

Thank you Gloria and Glenn for loving my boy.


Timmy was my first poodle.

I bought Timmy at a pet shop. I didn't know then what I know about health testing and puppy mills. All I knew is that I wanted a toy poodle so desperately I could taste it.

Timmy was the love of my life. It broke my heart to leave him behind when I moved to Australia but I couldn't put him through the lengthy quarantine at the time. He loved my father and was happy to stay with mom and dad in Greece.

Timmy died at 13 from congestive heart failure. He is now keeping my dad company as they wait for us to join them.

The Dance
(sung by Garth Brooks)

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now, I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment, wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say, you know I might have changed it all

And now, I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end, the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain,
but I'd have had to miss the dance

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