Genoa – Joani DeHaven-McGovern and Mike McGovern


Our beloved Genoa came to us as a foster when she was a mere youngster, full of energy, and a holy terror – in other words – a typical Schip. She settled quickly into our pack, and it wasn’t long before we knew she’d never leave.Genoa learned to love sailing, swimming, taking long walks with her pals Scupper and J.J. and, eventually, Bear.

When I was so seriously ill in 2005, it was visits from her and her pals that gave me a reason to live and enabled me to recover. Both of us will miss her antics and her wonderful doggy kisses.

… Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you
… I loved you so — ’twas Heaven here with you.