In Memory

Welcome to our In Memory page. Over the years we have seen many of our wonderful labs pass. We have laughed at the memories and cried tears of loss.

Millie Therapy Work Millie relaxing Millie-in-Costume

Millie was an outstanding and loving dog. She was pointed in the breed ring, earned her Jr. and Sr. AKC Hunting title along with qualifying in the Master test as well as earning other titles.

The very best part about her is that she was ALWAYS happy. She dearly loved the patients at the hospital or any place we went on a therapy dog visit. She was our ‘heart’ dog and we were very crushed when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April of 2016. She was gone too soon for sure. We give thanks for being so blessed with this girl. Rest easy, my dear, until we meet again.

Anne and Neil Evans


This, perhaps, is the most difficult part to write about and share with others about our Labs, as well as those puppies who have found the love and passion of others. There’s something special about dogs, but especially labradors. They love with such passion and forgiveness. They always want to be at your side … whether it’s in the kitchen, beside the bed, at your feet in the bathroom. Ah …. And that smile on their face and wagging tail. Even when everything may have gone wrong at work or anywhere during the day, they are oh so happy to see you. They may do something wrong and you have to scold them, but they never sulk, they just come right back up to you and ask for forgiveness with a big lick. Yes, life is very short, way too short for our beloved Labs. However, they leave us for the Rainbow Bridge with a deep hole in our heart but we know they will be waiting for us.



Friends we have lost

Brisco sugar cookie skeeter

A Poem

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” Author Unknown

Ransom's Victory at Greycroft, CD, JH CGC,TDI, OFA Hips Good, OFA Elbows, Cardiac Doppler Clear, Optigen A,CERF

Frozen Semen Available
Tori's Pedigree
Hi-Hope - 6th Champion Master Hunter in AKC Labrador History & the Foundation Bitch in the Duckback lines.
Brisco County Jr. 'Sugar'  

Ch Fernwood's Skitter Hawk
Frozen Semen Available

co-owned with Bernadette Brown

Cinder's pedigree
gracie millie
Black N Decker Bunky ‘Duckback’s Sunshine Express, SH and mother of Millie and Tiger. Owned, loved and missed by David Payne Cindy Lou Who 'Gracie'
Duckback's Amazing Grace, OFA Good, OFA Elbows, CERF,
EIC clear, DNA certified, Yellow
Gracie Pedigree
“Duckback’s Hi-Hope Millie, JH, SH, 2 Master legs, OFA Hips Excellent,
OFA Elbows, CERF,
(named in loving memory of CH. Duckback’s Hi-Hope, CD, MH, CGC )
Millie Pedigree

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you and they will tell you. In the Lord’s hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. Job 12: 7, 9-10
Yes, our dogs and animals do go to Heaven. They are a reflection of the goodness of our souls, and they have not sinned. They love and give to us unconditionally. Perhaps that is why the time we have on this earth with our beloved dogs, our beloved Labs, is limited. They are all that is good, and I know that one day I will be reunited with those awesome Labs which have privileged us with their life, their vey being; a life that has left paw prints on our hearts and souls.