Rainbow Bridge
Logo design by D.N. Olivier
BISS Multi Ch. Melodor Wild Wolf
Sukari's Triple Draw Ty-Ohni
Ch. Big Americans The Good Girl JW'04
Multi Ch. Day Dream's Come True
BISS Ch. Cheveyo Trans Action One NJK
Multi Ch. Excel Shu-ku's Supreme Essence NJK
Breeding Plans
Rainbow Bridge
Links & Friends
Latest News
Bayzo of the Hof van Bloemendaal

1991 - 2002
Thanks buddy, for all these great and unforgettable years you have given me.

We will never forget you ... Rest In Peace !!!

1991 - 2001
Bayzo was my first American Akita, my pal through thick and thin. What a lovely character he had: loyal, social, honest, well-balanced and above all an enormous children's friend. Everywhere he went with me. Obediance training was something he enjoyed and he passed the exams without any problems. Our long daily walks in the forest, where he could run without a leash, gave him lost of pleasure, time and time again.

Unexpectedly, without ever been ill, he died of an acute cardiac arrest. The terrible sadness, loss and incomprehension will stick in my mind forever.

If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand;
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years -
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come, so let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend.
And please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Athough my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve - it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years -
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

Thanks for all these wonderful years,

Your loving owner Patrick.

2001 - 2011

Voor altijd in ons hart ...

Anshee Brave “Nakeya”

's Ochtends vroeg, bijna 10 jaar geleden, controleren wij nog even snel op Teletekst of het
vliegtuig uit Engeland met onze eerste import American Akita pup al onderweg is naar Amsterdam Schiphol. Zenuwachtig pakken we de benodigde import papieren en stappen de auto in.

En intussen....

" Brrrr wat is het hier koud en donker. Ach ja, ik lig op een lekker warm kleedje in het vliegtuig, beter dan die hobbelige autorit van net.
Maar wat een lawaai !!!!!!! Waar ga ik heen? "

Nakeya kwam als een zeer dappere en ontzettend eigenwijze dame in ons leven.
Niks was voor haar te gek, praten en proesten tijdens een woordenwisseling met de baas, altijd op onderzoek uit en vol, soms wel eens ongewenste, verrassingen. Koppig maar altijd intens loyaal.

Typisch Nakeya, een hond uit duizenden.

In haar eerste levensjaren maakten wij lange wandelingen door het bos en later en na onze
verhuizing naar Brabant genoot zij van haar vrijheid in een groot weiland naast ons huis.
En niet altijd was dat zelfs nog te klein: ontsnappen was haar grootste hobby om haar onderzoekingsdrift te stillen.

@ In de winter slenteren door de natte sneeuw en happen naar de vliegende sneeuwballen.
@ In de herfst wild achter de vallende bladeren aan en op jacht naar alles wat beweegt
@ In de lente aandachtig luisteren naar de zingende vogels in de tuin
@ In de zomer heerlijk op mijn rug zonnebaden.

Zoals jaargetijden beginnen en eindigen, zo is Nakeya geboren en meegenomen naar de
Rainbow Bridge. Na een jarenlange strijd tegen de pijn hebben wij haar uiteindelijk uit haar lijden verlost:

" Ik loei nu al 5 minuten en krijg nog steeds geen koekje!
Zien jullie mij niet meer? Ik ben hier!
Maar... ik heb geen pijn meer, ongelofelijk
En wat doen al die vriendelijke honden hier?
Ik denk dat ik hier maar blijf .....

Vrouwtje en baasje huil niet om mij, ik ga hier een fantastische tijd tegemoet. Het is goed zo.
Bedankt voor alle mooie jaren samen en de enorme steun die jullie mij hebben gegeven. "

Ik zal jullie en mijn roedel nooit vergeten !

Dapper & loyaal
2002 - 2012

“Our hearts and souls unite in stillness, in silence, in the emotion of pain”
Our Hearts Will Always Touch

When I laid there beside you,
Could you feel me there?
My arms were wrapped around you,
And I was stroking your hair.

I was talking about all the good times,
For me they were every single day.
I wanted you to feel love and comfort,
And happy in some way.

I watched your every breath,
And prayed that each one wasn't your last.
The time we got to share together,
Went by too quick ... too fast.

I wanted you to wake up,
Please Yurok ... open your eyes.
Tell me this is a nightmare,
And not our goodbyes.

As your last breath grew closer,
We lay there peacefully together.
My heart continually breaking,
Because I wanted you forever.

Then there it was,
Your final breath of air.
I didn't want to believe it,
This is so cruel and not fair.

I held your beautiful head,
And prayed you'd breath again.
I wasn't ready for you to go,
I couldn't admit that this was the end.

But then I realized that you were now in peace,
And not suffering anymore.
You were beginning the life of an Angel,
And your body would no longer be sore.

I held you close and squeezed you tight,
And tried to say goodbye.
I've lost my Yurok and my number one best friend,
All my heart could do is cry.

I slowly got up,
I wanted so much to stay.
I leaned over and gave you one more kiss,
It was so hard to walk away.

Yurok you are my entire world,
And I miss you so very much.
I wish I could feel your loveable cuddle,
And your soft and gentle touch.

But for now I have to wait,
Until we meet again.
You will always be in my heart and thoughts,
My dear Yurok, my best friend.

Always and Forever,
Our hearts will always touch.
Always and Forever,
We love you so much.

Your loving owners Roelie & Patrick.

2006 - 2015

“When it's dark enough, you can see the stars”

There's a hole in my heart where a dog used to be.
She's nuzzled my soul and is now part of me.
Her pain is her life and I know what to do.
But when I release her, I'm losing me, too.

The puppy I cradled eight years ago
is a ninety pound bundle of love and I know
that she'd lick away all of my tears if she could.
It's her sense of duty to make me feel good.

It's my obligation to do what is best.
The love of her "masters" is put to the test.
It's a wrenching and sorrowful way that we part;
it doesn't hurt less when the head rules the heart.

There's a hole in our hearts where our Ty has passed through.
When we say goodbye part of us will go too.

Thanks Ty, for all the wonderful years you've given us
2003 - 2015

“Behind every tear of sorrow is a smile full of memories”

From the silence of your pain I heard my name
and on the wings of light I have come
to see the sadness in your eyes
that cry without tears

Can you see me, I am here
I will always be near you
to calm your shattered heart
and to make you smile at the memories

Do you feel me, perhaps a soft brush of fur
You ache to believe it's real
but you are afraid to hope
You brush away a strand of hair
But it was I, whispering.....

I am only here for but a moment
The silver thread gently quivers
I will leave behind my love in a dream
When you awaken, and without really knowing why

Your heart will know at last
That it is all right, for now
to say goodbye

Thanks for all these beautiful years you've given us.
For ever in our hearts, Rest In Peace sweet girl
2007 - 2018

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
2004 - 2018

“Closed eyes, heart not beating, but a living love.”
You never said I'm leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it
and only God knew why.

A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
if love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In our hearts I hold a place
that only you can fill.

It broke my heart to lose you
but you didn't go alone
as part of me went with you
the day The Spirits took you home.

Thanks for all the wonderful years you've given us.
For ever in our hearts, Rest In Peace sweet boy.

Your loving owners Roelie & Patrick.

2006 - 2019

“There is no pain so great
as the memory of joy in present grief.”
Losing a dog leaves a hole in our heart,
We simply just wait for our life to restart.
The hurt is so deep that we wonder just how,
We’ll ever recover from pain we feel right now.

But time is a blessing and memories are gold.
The years that we loved her and watched her grow old,
Are gifts that she leaves us to treasure and then,
One day we’ll see her and love her again.
A heart of gold stopped beating,

Two shining eyes at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.