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Gateway Sled Dog Club, St. Louis, Missouri

'There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the
Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver.

Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.'

--source unknown, borrowed from DrsFostersandSmith.com

Cutter Podolak

IXA's USCG Overland Expedition, WWPD, WWPDA, WDX
4/23/2010 - 3/28/2012

"A life too short!!!"



Cloud Barnes

International Champion Winward's Arctic Serenade, WWPD
10/11/99 - 3/26/2012

Tasha Stange

CGDD (Chief Garbage Disposal Dog)
11/17/1998 - 2/24/2013

The eyes that captured everyone's attention...

The hilarious antics she showed us... proof that dogs do have a sense of humor!

The first and only Husky I would ever trust off-leash... we had a very solid and special bond.

StormKloud's Tis Now or Never, CGC, WWPDA (Yukon)

Dec. 26, 2010 - Jan. 2013

Tanker "Tank" Bergheger

8 years old, 2003? - July 16th, 2011

Jumper Holt

?? - July 1st, 2011

Shadow Barnes

CedarWinds Shadow of the Yukon WWPD
Nov. 13, 1998 - March 2011

One of our best "Demo Dogs"
Mike's companion on hikes and story telling.
Our gentle alpha dog

Maverick "Mav" Holt

16 years old, 1994-2010


Adak Attu Artic Adventurer
CGC WWPD WWPDX and IWPA Working Dog Excellent Degree

6/18/2001 - 12/30/2009

Short clip of Adak pulling in 2008


Tova Bergheger, 2007-2009


Keisha Ferguson, 2000-6/23/2009

Tassy, the "Gentle Giant", Holt

Born: 2003?
Went to Rainbow Bridge 04/19/08

Butler "the SnowBoo" Meech

April 17, 2003 - February 15, 2007

Sarge Barnes

Am.,Nat., Int'l. CH. Wildwinds Silent Sentry, WWPD
October 17, 1992 - November 19, 2006

Taffy "BooBoo" Holt

Born 11/15/91-Went to Rainbow Bridge 10/16/06.

Brittney Stange

January 19, 1998 to July 20, 2006

Nikki Barnes

CedarWinds Nikk-of-Time, WWPD, WPD

Jan 24, 1987 - 1998
Nikki was my hiking companion (Eileen) and went on long hikes with me (3,6,10 miles)
She also was the first Club Malamute to earn both the IWPA Weight Pull title and the AMCA weight pull title.
She was the first Club dog to pull 2500 pounds.
She was truly our "gentle giant" at 27 1/2 inches and 132 pounds.

King Barnes

Cedar Winds Yukon King

May 14, 1986 - 1997
Our second malamute
Great dog with others, kids and dogs, at home

Kayo Holt

Butchie Holt

Frankie and Shalin Andrew

Crystal Moore

Thunder Thompson