Tokar was one of our first clients. A handsome, comedic, sweet and well-loved Siberian Husky named "Tokar" owned by Callie and Dustin Ganley, who tragically lost his life on October 6, 2020, at the age of five.
Tokar had the life that all dogs hope for. And, he lived it to the fullest. Accompanying his owner's whenever and wherever possible. Rather it be taking a ride in the truck, or hanging out in the barn with the equines, he was always ready for the next adventure.
Tokar's passing has left a tremendous void in the hearts of all who knew him. He was an absolute joy to work with. A quick learner and very willing student, and we at OK9T are extremely honored to have been his trainer.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had 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. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. 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 Rainbow Bridge together....
From Si's family:
"Si was rescued from a kill shelter in NC with the help of some wonderful volunteers. He was skittish, skinny and scared but quickly learned what unconditional love and family was all about. He loved playing with his fur siblings and especially his human brother. Most of all, he loved attention and thought the place he should always be was in someone’s lap cuddling, resting his head on your shoulder or chest, staring at you like you were the most important person in the world.
Si was a lover and a pleaser and true to his nature, even when he was sick, he didn’t want anyone to know his pain. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 8 years old on January 26th, 2021 to join his fur siblings that had gone before him."
We at Optimum K9 Training are grateful for the time that we spent working with Si. He was a true pleasure to work with and will certainly be missed by everyone that he came in contact with including our staff.