Hephzibah Kennels

Taylor's Entlebuchers of South Dakota

Alfred Taylor, II
March 7, 1949 - December 17, 2007

My True Love Hath My Heart

My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for another given:
I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss,
There never was a better bargain driven.
My true-love hath my heart.

His heart in me keeps him and me in one.
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides:
He loves my heart, for once it was his own.
I cherish his because in me it bides.
My true-love hath my heart.
- Sir Philip Sydney

His heart is shattered, because mine passed away peacefully December 17th at 3:25 pm. We were together until the very bittersweet end and he suffers no longer. It has been an incredible privilege to be his wife and partner for the past decade. We have both been blessed by so many, having had so many prayers and positive thoughts sent our way, especially during this past year. Alfred wanted me to express his gratitude to those who have "been here" for us both and my own gratitude joins his. Thank you all for your continued prayers, hugs, love and support. Each of you, just like my beloved was, is a gift from the God of my Understanding to me.

Alfred was a champion for the breed, Entlebucher and his dream of seeing the Entle recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) was realized just a few short hours before he passed over.  The Entlebucher is a better breed today, because of his love and hard work.  The Entlebucher will now be able to participate in the Miscellaneous Class at the Westminster Dog Show in the future, thanks to Alfred's perseverance.  He will be long missed by his family, his many friends and his beloved Entlebuchers.

Here's a photo of Alfred with Heidipants, who went before him, nearly a year ago, in 2006.  It's easy to see the mutual adoration they had for each other.  It seems so quiet in the house with the two of them gone, now.  They enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee each morning (Heidi's portion had LOTS of 1/2&1/2 added), discussing politics, fishing, gardening, going on patrols, and taking naps together.

Some of his fondest and happiest days were spent with his grandpuppies.

Please visit the Furness Funeral Home website to sign the guestbook, if you'd like to say a final farewell to Alfred.  Thank you, in advance.