In Loving Memory
This page is dedicated to those special friends who have left this world before us.  They will always be
remembered by their owners, their friends and NorAust.  All were special to us in some way.
Familiar Shadow

I see a familiar shadow

Moving by my chair

I reach down, my friend, to
touch you

But you're no longer there

I suddenly remember

You had to go away

It broke my heart to lose you

But I knew you couldn't stay



Yet I look into the garden

I'm sure that I can see

You running chasing
butterflies

The way you used to be

I'm sure I heard you barking

It wasn't a mistake

I strain to hear it once again

For any sound you make



When I walk down the country
lanes

I know that you're there too

You're racing through the
bracken

Just like you used to do

The rustling of the
undergrowth

That only I can hear

I know it's just to let me know

That you are still near



I feel you by my bed at night

Your warm breath on my
cheek

But I know you will disappear

If I try to take a peak

So I just lie here quietly

And be content to know

That in spirit you've come
back to me

And you'll never ever go.



~~~~ by Maggie Moore
Stoley's Sly Cat CDX AD CGC TT

"STOLEY"

April 20, 1989 - September 9, 2003

Stoley was the heart and soul of
NorAust.  Because of him Cindy turned
from training and showing horses to
dogs.  He was Cindy's heart dog and
carried her through college and after.  
He is often fondly referred to as the
"best dog".  I like to say he was "born a
dog, but he died a king".
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"SKOR"

May 14, 1996 - July 9, 2007

Skor was Cindy's first big show dog.  He was always a character and the more people said "an elkhound can't do that", the
more I set out to prove them wrong.  A top performance dog, a wonderful protector, a faithful friend and as stubborn as a
dog could be, he was dearly loved and he is missed every day. Skor carried Cindy through many hard and difficult times
always there by her side.   The kennel pasture was Skor's yard and not a day goes by that I don't miss his furry face in the
yard.  A tree now graces his grave and him and Stoley lie together, buddies forever.
BABY CLUE
January 14, 2007 - March 29, 2007

Clue had only been with us for two weeks when she collapsed while playing and
died in Cindy's arms.  In just two weeks she left quite an impression on us and
death was never determined.  Rest well little pup - may there always be sheep
in heaven for you.
TRICK

May 2001 - September 21, 2006

Trick was our resident kennel cat.  He thought himself a dog and was often
the subject of much distress during training classes.  He felt no guilt about
promenading through a class of dogs.  He was a stray that no one wanted
but he loved being here.  We miss him.
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"
Nikita"

November 24, 2003 - February 20, 2007

Loved and missed by Brooke & Glenn Hidalgo

Nikita was an aspiring young agility and conformation dog training at NorAust.  She died in a
tragic accident by ingesting Sago palm seeds while visiting friends with her parents.  Nikita
was an absolute hoot to be around and you could often hear her woowooing her way around
an agility course.  It was always said that she was going to follow in Skor's footsteps.  Wanna
bet the two of them are now running agility courses in heaven? Her loss was felt deeply by all
who knew her.
PASCO

Unknown birthday - 2005

Loved and Missed by Lyle & Phyllis Ternes

of abusive to an animal I had ever seen.  He was physically and emotionally scarred from the many beatings
he had received in his lifetime.  He spent months at NorAust trying to get rehabilitated but his distrust of
Pasco was a rescue dog who came to live with Cindy of NorAust in 1999.  Pasco was one of the worst cases
humans prevented him from being adopted.  Well, until Cindy's parents met him!  They felt sorry for the poor
guy and took him home as their own.  Pasco lived in fear of many things, but he lived the rest of his life with a
very loving family.  He had many happy years and was truly given a new life.  We guess he was about 14
years old when he passed away.
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"SONIC"

December 19,1994 - September 7, 2007

Sonic was a rescue dog that I rescued from a home when he was one year old.  He had
belonged to a former student who after having a baby decided they had no time for him.  It
was their loss as Sonic turned into a wonderful member of the family.

In addition to competing in agility, obedience and herding, Sonic is also one of America's Best
Singing Dogs. Sonic has appeared on many TV shows, radio programs and in commercials and
has even shaken hands with the likes of Former Mayor Guliano.  Sonic's pension for singing
always kept birthday parties lively.  Sonic was Nationally ranked for many years in agility and
obedience.

A faithful friend and a loving partner he will always be remembered as the "Spuddog"
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"Slate"
Given new life August 12, 1999 - February 3, 2009

Slate was a dog I rescued from Tampa in 1999; at the time he was thought to
be around two years old.  When I adopted him I had intended to find him a good
home but he was high heartworm positive and treatment took over a year.  
Well, he had already endeared himself so he got to stay.  His lungs were
compromised from the heartworm infestation but that never stopped Slate.  He
was the most wonderful tempered elkie you would ever meet.

Slate was a best friend to Stoley, Sonic and Skor for many years.  His passing
marks the end of an era for NorAust.  The "Nor" is now gone and we no longer
have any of the Great Grey dogs.

May Slate rest in peace and chase many moose with all of his elkhound brothers.
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