A man and his dog were
walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly
occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.
"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
"Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump." They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," was the answer.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said......"The man down the road said that was Heaven, too?"
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates?
Nope. That's Hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
"No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the folks who will leave their best friends behind."
Ch. Canterbury Franca v Elysium
owned by Terry and Elaine Lenhart
Samson's 11th Birthday
Congratulations to Elysium Lily of the Fields, CDX 2010, and her owner and trainer Karen White.
Lily is the first Elysium bred Dachshund to earn the CDX title and we are very proud.
Robert RedFurred, owned and handled by Joann Madore, became a Field Trial
Champion on October 8, 2005! Congratulations to Bobby and Joann!
Bobby, pictured at 4 months.
Patricia and Lilly
The James Boys
Trey and Penny
Abydachs Oh What A Night (or Gadget),
Progeny of Ch. Elysium Jaegersohn
"Best Puppy in Breed at Crufts 2005"
Elliot & Alice
Rachel's Contessa and her best friend, King Mufasa
The Currier's "Dreamy" The Clark's "Gus"
Three Musketeers Luke and Lisa
Biker Babe Marcy Kristen and the Blakester
From the left: Max and Bailey Canfield, Henry & Sebastian Nasson, and Emma Canfield.
ARE THESE DOGS LIVIN' LARGE OR WHAT?
Nasson (right) and his newly rescued best friend, Sebastian.
Hollywood SamsonTess "the Lush" Leavy
to right: Frannie, Chad and Bailey Purcell
This is Annie Schnieder, on her first day in her new home
Marcy living with Christine and Don Linda's "Stretch", a therapy dog slightly out of uniform
Walker & Willow Zieger
Elizabeth with Dixie and Belle
Helpin' Devyn with homework.....Remy and Jubilee.
This is Rachel's "Contessa", on her first birthday. Luke, owned by Devyn English
Lilly, owned by David and Jennifer
Henry Nissan and Max Canfield
"Zoey" as Bigfoot at DCA 2001.
Cliffy Singer, proud owner of the Singer family
Zoey with owner handler Lorraine Genieczko
Klaus on his third birthday
Erica, Yukari and Maedi
Greta and Copper
"Ridge" is in there somewhere.
Rescued Molly, now happily adopted by Sprite.
"Zeppelin" son of Am./Lux. Ch. Elysium Jaegersohn
Presenting the artwork of 6 1/2 year old Auben Taglienti
Reba and Lowmax
Lauren and Phil
Anna and Phil
Danny Charly and Nicky,
Progeny of Ch. Elysium Jaegersohn, now residing in Belgium with Klass Aghina
Elliot McCarthy and his cat.
Judy Baranski's Ch. Elysium Winter Storm (Marjorie), after having delivered and raised a beautiful litter sired by Canterbury Roger v Elysium.
February 14, 1990-February 7, 2003
Judy Baranski's beloved Hogan (Elysium True Heart)
The first Elysium progeny to earn a Canine Good Citizen designation.
Hogan proved himself at the DCNJ Match 0n Aug. 23, 1998 at 8 1/2 years of age.