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T & the chicken


Summertime Swim

Trooper a Tribute

We lost our dear friend Trooper on the 24th of November. We wish more than anything he could have stayed right here and been the offical greeter of Reeder Mesa Vineyards until the day we pass over ... " -- come on up to Reeder Mesa Vineyards. You'll be greeted with a smile and also by our Golden Retriever, Trooper."

Since the beginning of our winery the first one to greet many a visitor was Trooper. He's been as much a part of our wine tasting room as our wines and us. Just another member of the family. For that reason this is one of the most difficult pages to add to our site. He passed after eleven wonderful years with our family on November 24th. We've buried him out by the ditch, one of his favorite spots to be on any day when he wasn't greeting the lastest visitor to Reeder Mesa. We love you and miss you Trooper.

The Rainbow Bridge

Author: unknown
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of all its beautiful colors.
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills and valleys with lush green grass.
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The old and frail animals are young again.
Those who were sick, hurt or in pain are made whole again.
There is only one thing missing,
they are not with their special person who loved them so much on earth.
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!
The nose twitches! The ears are up!
The eyes are staring and this one runs from the group!
You have been seen and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him in your arms and hug him.
He licks and kisses your face again and again -
and you look once more into the eyes of your best friend and trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together never again to be apart.