Crisanda Papillons.....Thirty one years of dedicated commitment to the Papillon breed.

" A promising future is most often the result of a legendary past.
Founded on the footsteps of breed legends,looking to a future filled with great promise".

~ In Loving Memory Of ~

Elysee's My Pal Cal CD

There are simply not enough words in any language to describe this little guy, nor my love for him. Bandit was one of those dogs we should all be fortunate enough to have once in a life time. He was quiet,gentle,willing and able. There wasn't anything this little dog wouldn't do or try for me.

We always affectionately called him Cal. His presence was always sweet, gentle and kind. He was truly a one of a kind dog and filled our lives with years of happiness and constant wags. Calvin was a Brussels Griffon. The breed was quite rare and unheard of until a few years ago, when a little Brussels named Jillie had a starring role in the Oscar winning movie, "As Good As It Gets". Jillie brought the breed to the forefront.

Calvin was special in his own right because he carries an obedience title behind his name, which is very uncommon in this breed. He was trained in basic obedience and earned placing ribbons with each of his qualifying legs. Even in his ripe old age Calvin would remember his obedience commands. He often appeared to take pride in himself with the memory of the decade old commmands. We were quite proud of him too! He always wanted to please in any and every way he could and always lived his life with a positive attitude. When Cal's health began to fail and we knew our time with him was limited. Short nosed breeds generally don't live long, but Cal had been with us nearly 16 years, a long time for a Brussels, so with each passing day we knew we were on borrowed time.

On July 8th,2001 our beloved friend and companion of nearly 16 years left us. We are truly thankful for each and every day we had the pleasure of his love, friendship and companionship. Cal was much loved and will be greatly missed. His passing has left a great emptiness in our home and the pain at times appears to be unbearable. Losing his friend Bookee two years earlier was nearly unbearable too. Raising pets from puppyhood to the ripe old age of seniorhood hurts like the loss a child.

Our only consoling thought Cal is that you are snuggling next to your "Bookee" again, snoring loudly. Bookee never did mind your snoring snore as loud as you like dear friend.... Rest in peace dear,sweet Cal....and give Bookee a kiss from us......we miss her so much too. Until we see you both again, keep her warm....You always knew she never liked to be cold.

I find it only fitting to honor Calvin on Amanda's page as well, this way he can be with the two girls he truly adored, Amanda and Kayla,AKA "Bookee Boo", (the Italian Greyhound shown on Amanda page).

The last photos taken of Cal can be seen below.

Rest in peace dear Cal. We miss you deeply.

xooxox, Vickie

Celine Dion

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forever more
But hold this memory bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light

The beautiful Papillons that grace the pages of this website took over 30 years of pedigree research, skill, knowledge, heartache and dedication, and as a result Crisanda is able to produce lovely, typey Papillons today.

©Vickie Ehrlekrona ~ Crisanda Papillons ~
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