They say you know when it is time, and today we said goodbye to COLUMBINE RASCAL. She was third generation of our breeding, and her life filled ours with adventure and joy. She will be remembered for her smile.
She was the cutest little pup, the same one we see now in Speck, her granddaughter. She taught us about same sex aggression ( she was double Garth breeding ) but that same attitude made her one of the best working terriers we have gone to field with. Small enough to fit anywhere, a nose that was keen to find the right settes, and you rarely needed a shovel… if there was quarry home, they almost always bolted.
Rascal’s puppies have grown to be agility, working, therapy, and companion dogs across the country. She gave us our Kit, and in turn Speck, who we will get to watch grow and try to fill Rascal’s pawprints. She also brought us dear friends in her breeders, Jim and Carol Endres.  
She is survived by her parents, West Elk Sassy and Fall River Spanky. Godspeed dear Spirit, and please, behave when you see your Grandma Jackie Oh…