I said my final farewell to my beautiful boy "Joey". Words fail me to express how much I loved that boy. He and I did so many wonderful things together. He was my consummate show dog. He was a gentleman and one of the sweetest berners to have set paws on this planet. Joey shared the last 5 years of his life with Lynne, Norm and Chad. It was a win-win situation - he was their bed dog, constant companion and love bug. Me, I got to take him out to shows and have him when they went on vacations.
Joey won many awards and ribbons, his last being Best Veteran and 1st Award of Merit at the 2013 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada National Specialty. I was never so proud as I was that day - he strutted his stuff with all the other gorgeous berners and never shut down on me once.
Belly rubs sweetie - I will see you in my dreams.
Ch. Kimberlite's Not Yer Avge Joe
April 25, 2004 - December 5, 2013