16 September 2010

Goodbye Gryphon

Int'l & Am CH Varazs Gryphon's Magical Mist CD JH RN RA RE CGC
February 21, 2001 - September 7, 2010

Gryphon and Elizabeth, spring 2010

After enjoying an annual 8 day hike with his human, Gryphon (Int'l & Am CH Varazs Gryphon's Magical Mist CD JH RN RA RE CGC) passed away on September 7, 2009 at the age of 9 and a half following a brief but serious illness (cause still unknown). Despite doing all they could to save him, his owners, Elizabeth Packer and her family, are heartbroken.

I am extremely grateful to Elizabeth for giving him such a great life and for taking such wonderful care of him. I was fortunate to see and visit Gryphon several times throughout his life even though he lived in California, thousands of miles from where he was born.  Elizabeth traveled up to Canada in 2004 for shows and I visited Gryphon in California that same year. In 2009 just after he had turned 8. Elizabeth and Gryphon visited me in Arizona and came to the Rio Salado Vizsla Club's Specialty show where Gryphon was Best Veteran in Sweepstakes.  He still looked stunningly beautiful and was showing no age.

Rest in Peace sweet Gryphon. You will always be remembered.

February 2009

Elizabeth & Gryphon doing obedience, Woodstock, ON 2004

1 comment:

  1. So very sorry to hear about Gryphon.