Near this spot are deposited the
remains of one who posessed
Beauty without Vanity, Strenth without Insolence
Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man
without his Vices
Lord Byron, 1808
In memory of Botswain
First and foremost, we are dog lovers. Before we were married, we knew we wanted
dogs, we knew we wanted large breeds, we knew we wanted more than one, and we
knew we'd give them the run of the house ... furniture and all. Our old friend
Ed Korczynski Sr. used to say "there are two kinds of people in this world,
the ones who let their dogs sleep in their bed and the ones who don't."
was the former (with his three Golden Retrievers). So are we.
Our seventh pup. She is a black Newfoundland and was born in February of
Our sixth pup. He is a Black Labrador Retriever and was born in March of
Our fifth pup. He was a Golden Retriever, was born in March of 2010, and
died in June of 2021.
Our fourth pup. She was a black Newfoundland, was born in February of 2004,
and died in October of 2014.
Our third pup. He was a yellow Labrador Retriever, was born in April of
2002, and died in August of 2013.
Our second pup. He was a yellow Labrador Retriever, was born in April of
1990, and died in January of 2002.
Our first pup together. She was a black Labrador Retriever, was born in
April of 1989, and died in May of 2003.
Little Miss Rasa
A female tiger born in May of 2003 at the Center for Animal Research and
Education in Bridgeport, Texas.