College of Veterinary Medicine Home Pet Loss Hotline

Stacy and Jackie are deeply sad to announce that Monday, June 26th our loving boy, Jubilee's Night Light, CGC, TD, TDX (Beau) - Cocker Spaniel, crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

In Beau's brief time he accomplished much - finding his true love in tracking - a sport in which he excelled. He began his tracking training with a total novice June 15th 2004. He became certified to enter a TD test by Sil Sanders on April 13th 2005. Beau went on to pass his first TD test November 13th 2005 at the Chuckanut DTC tracking event in Bow, WA. The judges were

  Barbara Adcock and Sil Sanders. Then the next Sunday he passed a second TD at the WSOTC TD test November 20th also in Bow, WA. The judges were Stephanie Gonyeau and Franna Pitt. From there he passed his TDX test at the WSOTC Spring test held at Ft. Lewis on his first attempt April 23rd 2006. The judges for that test were Stephanie Gonyeau and Roy Fair. He was described by many as smart, serious, reliable, patient, good-hearted, sweet, and beautiful. He was amazing!

Beau became noticeably ill June 4th when training for VST and was treated for irritable bowel condition. His condition was finally diagnosed June 15th as a malignant sarcoma of the spleen which had spread to the liver and abdominal wall. The cancer was a rare extremely aggressive variety that quickly caused extreme damage to his liver. He would have been seven years old this Thursday, June 29th. Beau passed with us at his side while lying in a grassy field, feeling the wind, and hearing the birds.

I want to say thanks for the support we received as we trained and explored all the sporting possibilities available here in this great dog community! And of course a special thank you to the tracking community for all the laid track, coaching, counseling, and support you gave us during our two years of learning. Our participation in this sport not only gave Beau and I a deeper bond, but has also lead me to some new wonderful friendships.

In deepest sorrow,
Stacy and Jackie


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