Irlocon's Yukon Bandit-Nemo, Can. CD, Am CDX, TDI

"The Big Oaf"

Jan 29, 1982 - Feb 20, 1996


I'm Not Here

Don't stand by my grave and weep
For I'm not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamonds glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain

When you awaken in morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circle flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

"His registered name was Irlocon's Yukon Bandit-Nemo, Am. CDX, Can CD. He was my first dog to earn a CD, then followed with his CDX. He never was a flashy worker, nor a high scorer - every score he earned was either 185 or 185 1/2, (except his one 190 in Open!) but he was a consistent, happy worker. He was also a clown, often happy to jog around the obedience ring, (without me!) Bandit enjoyed working as a therapy dog. He delighted in getting loose at one nursing home, running into the same room each time (at the very far end of the building) scaring the same woman into yelling "AH! There's a wolf in my room, someone help me" By the time I got there, he was grinning from ear to ear!"

"Snow Dog"

Bandit and his brother Red, and Bandit at 12 Weeks
Bandit and Red Bandit as a puppy

More of Bandit at 12 weeks (puppies are sooo cute)
Bandit in the yard Bandit on the porch

Bandit at 16 weeks, and at 8 years with Stoli pulling Allison
Bandit at 16 weeks Bandit and Stoli

Bandit (1yr) and Erika (8wks), and Bandit in his prime jumping a 3 foot fence!
Bandit and Erika Bandit and CDX

Bandit with his favorite game of "I'm gonna get your feet!",
and with Erika, May 1982 - Feb. 21, 1999
Bandit the joker Bandit and Erika

" Always mischevious, often frustrating, he taught me alot. Patience, caring, and trust to name a few. Please join me in remembering our special friends of the past and what they mean to us."

    -Pat & the Stoli Siberian

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