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KENNEL STORIES: THE TIMELESS NAME
Dale and Roxanne Heit

By Roxanne Heit

With the guidance of my sister, Tracey William's of Fairview Collies, we purchased our first show Collie in February 1989 from Don and Leslie Jeszewski of Highcroft Collies. A beautiful rough sable male out of "Challenger," Ch. Highcroft Double Dare and the great "Quintessence," Ch. Highcroft Quintessence, ROM.


Ch. Highcroft Timeless Courage (Korey)

We now had to have a kennel name. Coincidentally, the space shuttle of the same name as our first dog's sire, Challenger, was about to make its mark in history.

We had tuned in to watch the space shuttle take off in hopes of ideas for a kennel name. We sat in tears as the space shuttle lifted off, then exploded in mid air. We were devastated! Later the same evening a news broadcast aired a memorial to those who had lost their lives on the space shuttle. They played, "One Moment in Time" and spoke of the courage of those who had lost their lives. We again were moved to tears.

When we think of all the wonderful memories, the joy and love Korey and those who have followed him have brought to us we know why we love the breed.

The song, "One Moment in Time" became an inspiration. We just seemed to identify with that song what we wanted our dogs to be and how we felt about the breed. The name Timeless has always just seemed right. The next time you hear "One Moment in Time," if you really listen to the words, it applies to all of us who have been there and had those magical moments with our Collies.

Our first show Collie's call name was Korey. His registered name,
Ch. Highcroft Timeless Courage, was a tribute to those on the space shuttle, Challenger.

Korey passed away at the age of ten. To this day when I hear the song, I get goose bumps and I still cry and then smile. I can still see him, his smiling face as we floated around the ring in the Veterans class at the CCA (National Specialty) in Reno.

When we think of all the wonderful memories, the joy and love Korey and those who have followed him have brought to us we know why we love the breed.

Related links
04/13/01 Ch. Timeless Golden Warrior
01/19/01 Ch. Timeless Golden Warrior

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