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The Dog Star of the month features dogs submitted by their owners.  The dogs we share our lives with are very special for many reasons.  Submit your dog and tell site visitors why your dog is a star.  Australian Cattle Dogs, of course, will have preference in our selection.  We will notify you when your dog is our star.  Be sure to submit a photograph of your star to accompany your submission. See Entry Instructions

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Ch Maitlands SilverDust Sydni CGC HIC

June 1996 - January 2005

So do not grieve for me,
my friend, as I am with my kind
My collar is a rainbow's hue;
My leash a shooting star
My boundaries are the milky way;
Where I sparkle from afar

There are no pens or kennels here;
For I am not confined But free to roam
God's heavens among my special kind

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
with gentle breezes rocking me; I dream the
dreams of earthlings and how it used to be

The trees are full of liver treats
and tennis balls abound;
Milk bones line the walking ways;
 Just waiting to be found

There even is a ring set up;
the grass all lush and green
And everyone who gaits around
becomes the "best of breed"

For we are all winners in this place;
We have no faults you see
And God passes out the ribbons
To each one-even me

At night I sleep in angels arms;
their wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us;
As stardust falls on thee

So when your life on earth is spent
And you reach heavens gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here you know I wait.

Author unknown

Am/Can Ch Maitlands SilverDust Sydni CGC HIC

A very special star for everyone at
- Owned by Deb Casey & Gina McDonnell (also breeders)
Loved & Served by Lynn Tatro

Daughter of 2x BISS Ch Silver Hills Goin Up In Smoke JHD

#1 bitch US & Canada 1998 (All-Systems)

ACDCA Dam of Most Herding Titled 2002

Mother of 2002 Reserve Winners Bitch ACDCA national specialty
 - Ch Maitlands SilverDust Merrigal "Meri"

Mother of Reggie!

Mother of Ch Maitlands SilverDust Nikola HS CD JHD "Nicki"

Grandmother of 2003 ACDCA Grand Sweepstakes Champion & 2004 Best Senior Puppy Property Class
Ch SilverDust Real Butter

Nominee for 2004 ACDCA Hero Dog of the Year
for saving a family during a house fire in Alaska

Much loved and deeply missed by her Alaskan family
Lynn, Edward, Jean, Maybelle, Laddie, Sneakers, Tyler,
& Granddaughter Ch SilverDust G-Day For A Rita

Sydni we hope it is snowing at the bridge and you have lots of stuffies!

You are always our STAR!

- Lynn Tatro
Wasilla, Alaska
February 2005