I lost my dearest friend today, No finer could be found. My love for you is utmost true, It has no endless bound.
So hard to say, "Good bye" to you, Forever, trusting friend, I'll keep you in my memories, I promise till the end.
Ch. Lepus Willow Ufgood, ORC, FCh, RChX6, VSR, VOR
May 18th, 1994 - Oct 13th, 2006
Our dearest friend.....Not only did you excel in EVERY competition, you excelled in being one of the most loving, gentle souls to all who knew and loved you.
Here at Regalia there will always be a special place in the hearts and minds of our family for you. You were in all sense of the word, part of our family.
Over the years, Willie Wonka single handily "taught" my children and encouraged them to excel in Junior handling. He was the first dog they learned on and he "handled them" with extreme patience and expertise!
Huge and heartfelt condolences to my close friends Roberta & James Jamieson & Kim Green in your loss of this exceptional boy, and an even bigger thank you for allowing us to be apart of his life, just knowing him made our lives fuller.
My daughter Tamara, who Jr. handled Willie almost exclusively, wanted to write her own goodbye to her special friend:
"I loved him, he was one of my best friends. he was always there when I needed him and made me feel calm when I was nervous. I always thought of him as one of my dogs. I love him and there will always be a place in my heart just for him. Now that he's gone, I feel like something's missing, but I know he's always here beside me, loving me and giving me confidence to go on." Tamara Foley
Below is a collection of photo's of Willie and Tamara, excelling in Junior handling.
You can see Willie's incredibly huge list of accomplishments on his page at Lepus.