Brenda became part of our family on 9/10/95, when she was about 1 1/2 years old. At first, she was somewhat timid. After working with Brenda and taking her to obedience classes, we found her to be one of the smartest dogs we ever knew. She graduated first in her class. Being part Border Collie and German Shepherd gave her the edge over the others she trained with. Brenda was very inquisitive, she had to investigate everything. After a snowfall, she loved to burrow her nose in the snow, sniffing under it to see if there was anything buried. She also loved to lay by the patio door, intently watching the backyard critters eat and romp around. Brenda was always quite spunky, loving to play and run around the house and yard, and would jump practically to the ceiling to catch toys. Usually in the evening when we sat down to watch TV, she would decide that she wanted to play, squeaking her toys until we joined her.
Brenda was always a special girl. She contributed so much to our family, and became our "hairy" daughter. She would often travel with us (loved her car rides) and was always well behaved. She loved Christmas and birthdays and would help open your presents after she was done with hers. Brenda was always a very happy dog. She never got upset or angry.
This past summer, Brenda developed Cancer. Prior to this, she was a very healthy dog. After several operations, it was apparent that the disease was quickly progressing. The afternoon of October 21, 2008, despite her obvious pain and discomfort, she still walked into her Vet's office and happily greeted all her friends there as she always did. She was still so sweet and loving at the age of 14 1/2, but we couldn't see her suffer any longer.
Brenda was always such a big part of our lives. We will love and miss her forever.
Ron & Betty
Our dear precious little girl- It is really hard to believe that 20 weeks have passed since you left us to cross over the bridge. We miss you terribly Brennie Brennie Brenda. Today, we would have celebrated your 15th birthday. We wish so very much that you were sitting at the kitchen table enjoying your cake & Frosty Paws today. You were always so well behaved & seemed to be really happy when we celebrated that way. We especially miss your "Woo-woo-woo" while singing Happy Birthday to you. You always knew exactly what you should do & when to do it. You always made us very happy.
We hope that Grandpa is carrying on with your festivities today, and that he gives you a really big piece of cake. You deserve it.
In closing, Sweet Potato, we wish you a Happy Birthday. We miss you & love you Sweetie.
Hugs & Kisses Always, Mommy & Daddy
My dearest precious baby: I can't believe it's 6 months today that you left us. There hasn't been a day since that we haven't mourned losing you. I hope that you have been romping around & playing with all your new friends, Brennie. I know by now that you have finally met your older sister Ginger. She is a sweetie, too; and I know the 2 of you are having a good time together. We are slowly coping with all the changes here & want you to know that you will always be in our hearts & thoughts. You truly are a special baby. I am sending a big hug & kisses to you from both of us; please know that we will always love you Sweetie.
Mom (& Daddy, too!)
My dearest baby Brenda: I am writing this on the eve of the 9th month of your crossing over the Bridge. Every day that has gone by is still very sad. I miss you waking me up in the morning, kissing you nighty-night & all the hours in between. You truly are our lost treasure. Know that you are now & always will be in our hearts. We will love & miss you forever Sweetie. Hugs & Kisses Always, Mom (& Daddy)
My Sweet Baby: Tomorrow would have been a happy day; it will be 14 years since we adopted you. That was a wonderful day. We all miss you terribly but hope that you are having fun with all your new friends. There's not a minute that goes by that I can't help wishing you were still here. We love you so much Brennie. I talk to you everyday and hope that you can hear what I say. Frankie has come here a few times in the past year; she's still looking for you too. I don't think she understands what happened. Know that we will be thinking about you all day long (as we do everyday); we hope that you romp, play and enjoy all you can tomorrow. Hugs & Kisses, Love Always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Little Sweetheart: Tomorrow will be bittersweet day; it will mark 1 year that you have crossed over the bridge. Dad & I still miss you more than we can say, my Brennie. Everyday, you are in our hearts & thoughts. We find comfort in knowing that you are now cancer free & ageless. I hope that you will be celebrating and romping with all of your newfound friends. Please also look in on Grandpa; he crossed over 1 year to the day before you. I hope that you have a great anniversary & that you will send us some kisses & woo-woo's. Please don't forget about us, sweetie; we are still struggling without you in our lives. We love and miss you, as we always will. You are our precious little girl now & forever. Hugs & Kisses, Love Always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dearest Sweetie: I can't believe that it has been 14 months since you left us. I miss you terribly. In 2 days, it will be the 2nd Christmas that we will spend without you. That leaves a big hole in my heart. Christmas and Birthdays were always your favorites. We miss seeing you open presents & having a great time. I hope you have a great Christmas, my baby girl; play, eat, romp & do all you can to make it a wonderful day. We will be thinking about you & remembering all the fun we had together. You are probably aware of the fact that we adopted another furbaby. Mindee was in need of a good home. She looks a little like you, but doesn't have your spots or your personality. I want you to know that no matter if we have 10 other dogs here, you are most special to us. There is no one that could ever take your place, my precious Brenda. Jeff, Lily & Frankie were here this past weekend, and they all miss you too, baby girl. Frankie doesn't get along with Mindee very well, but please remember that you were the only other dog that Frankie has ever gotten along with. That says a lot about you, my sweetheart; there will never be another you... In closing, I want to again wish you a Merry Christmas, I will be sending you all my hugs & kisses; & want you to know that we will always love you and miss you, my special Angel. Love, Mom & Dad, too.
My Precious Brenda: Tomorrow would be the special day that we would be celebrating your 16th birthday. It will be a sad day for us as you are not here. We still miss you terribly, sweetie. We wish that we could see you open presents & have you sitting at the kitchen table for cake & Frosty Paws again. Hopefully, you can celebrate with all your friends up there and we will be sending you our love. Maybe Grandpa can celebrate with you too. Frankie is here with us for a few weeks as Jeff & Lily are on vacation. I know she still misses you as we all do. She doesn't seem to tolerate Mindee, and as I told you before, that you were truly special in so many ways-you were the only dog friend that Frankie has ever had. We wish that we could be with you tomorrow, my baby girl, but know that we are sending you all our hugs & kisses. We will always love you, my special angel. Love, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Baby Girl: Yesterday marked 1 1/2 years since you left us. I just wanted you to know that we love you dearly & miss you more than words can say. You are and will always be our precious special angel, Brennie. I am sending you all of our hugs and kisses. Love always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dearest Baby: I am so sorry that I haven't written to you in so long. You know that you are always on my mind and in my heart. You know that I talk to you everyday; I hope that you can hear me. We miss you terribly Brennie. Today is a bittersweet day; 15 years ago you first came into our lives. It was such a wonderful day. God, I wish with all of my heart that you were still here with us. Mindee is slowly adjusting, but she still has a long way to go. Please realize that neither she nor anybody else could ever replace you, my sweetie. I am sending you all of my hugs & kisses on this special day and will love you forever. Love Mommy & Daddy, too
My Dearest Brennie: Tomorrow will be another sad day. It will mark 2 years since you left us, my sweetie. There still is not a day that goes by that we don't miss you really bad. I wish there would have been more that I could have done to make you well, but we didn't want you to suffer; you are the sweetest baby that anyone could ever have. Everyday we think about you & all of the wonderful times that we had together. Please keep thinking about us, too. I know that you have made many wonderful friends by now, as you always have been so sweet to everybody that you have ever met. One day we will all be reunited & enjoy being together again. Please remember that we will always love you, as you are our precious angel. Love forever, Mommy & Daddy
My Precious Brennie: I can't believe that tomorrow will be the 3rd Christmas without you. How I long to bring back those past holidays when you were having a great time opening gifts, sniffing out treats & laying in all the shredded paper. What wonderful memories we have of those times. I still miss you more than I can say, my sweetie. I hope that you & Ginger can celebrate tomorrow with each other & that you 2 are very close. Ging is a sweet girl, too & I know that the 2 of you must have fun together. Please know that you are SO special to us & that we will always love you, baby girl. Have a great Christmas tomorrow; we will miss not having you here, but you are forever in our hearts & thoughts. We are sending you all our hugs & kisses, my angel. Love always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Baby Girl: Tomorrow will be another bittersweet day for us; it is your 17th Birthday. Oh how I wish that you were still here with us sitting at the table eating Cake & Frosty Paws. My Sweetie you are still missed more than you'll ever know. I hope that you can celebrate with all of your friends. Make sure Grandpa knows what day it is, he will be more than happy to give you some yummies. You know that we will always love you Brennie & wish you a great day tomorrow. Please remember that you are & always will be our Special Angel. All our Love & Kisses, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Baby: I'm sorry I haven't written in so long. Saturday was a sad day for us as it was 16 years ago that we brought you home with us, we wish you were still here. I talked to you several times that day, but I truly miss hugging & kissing you my Sweetie. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you; you were the Sunshine of my life. You know that we will always love you My Dear Brenda; you are always in our hearts. Love forever, Mommy & Daddy
Dear Sweet Brennie: In 2 days, it will be 3 years since you left us. Oh how our hearts long to see you & hold you again. I can't begin to tell you how much we miss you My Sweetheart. You were & always will be our Precious Angel; the most special girl that anybody would ever have. On this sad anniversary, we send you all of our hugs & kisses & wish we could give those to you in person. Please be with Grandpa & spend the day with him, as you know he crossed over 1 year before you. We will always love you Brenda; please don't forget that, Baby Girl. Love you our Sweet Potato, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Sweet Girl: In a few days, Christmas will be here. I can't believe that it will be the 4th one without you. Oh, my dear Brenda, how I wish I could see you by the tree rooting out your presents & opening them. What a joy it was for us to see you do that. I just want you to know that we will be thinking of you every minute & hope that you have a Merry Christmas, baby girl. We are sending you all of our love & prayers; we miss you very much. Please think of us & remember all the wonderful times we had together. We will love you always Sweetie. Hugs & Kisses, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Baby: Tomorrow will be your 18th birthday; I still can't believe that you are not here. My dear Brennie, we still miss you with all of our hearts. Please have a Happy Birthday tomorrow Sweetie. Hopefully, Grandpa & Ginger can celebrate with you. We will be thinking of you all day & wishing you were here to celebrate, opening up presents & woo-wooing to our singing. We will love you forever our dear little girl. Kisses & Hugs, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Brennie Girl: I am so sorry that I haven't written in a while. Today is the 17th Anniversary of the day that you came into our home. That was such a joyful day. God, even tho it is almost 4 years since we last held you in our arms, we still hurt so bad from losing you my baby. You were & always will be one of the best things to enter into our lives. We will always love you & miss you. Please have a great time playing with all of your new friends & don't ever forget us. With all our hugs & kisses, Love, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Girl: Tomorrow will be the 4th anniversary of the day you left us. I can't believe it has been that long since we've seen you & held you in our arms. Brennie, not a day goes by that we don't miss you, baby. Please think of us tomorrow & know that we will be missing you every minute of the day; we will be sending all of our hugs, love & kisses to you. Please be with Grandpa & spend the day with him, we miss him too. You are & always will be our Precious Angel, don't forget that. Love you always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dearest Brennie: Christmas will be here in a few days. Our hearts long to have you here with us again. Just to see you open gifts & be so happy, we miss you my baby girl. The holidays still seem so empty without you. We hope that you can celebrate with Ginger & Grandpa & your friends. Please baby, remember how much we love & miss you. We will be thinking of you all day as always. We are sending all of our love & kisses your way. Love always, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Baby Girl: In a few days it will be your 19th birthday. In my heart, I wish you were still here with us to celebrate. Brennie, we miss you as always; you are our lost Treasure. Please try to have a party with Ginger & Grandpa; they always loved to have fun on special days. We will be sending you all of our love and kisses on Sunday. I wish I could give you a gift to open, but as always, you have our love. Miss you so much, Love, Mommy & Daddy
My Precious Angel: 18 years ago today was one of the happiest days we ever had. It was the 1st time that you came into our lives. We wish with all of our hearts that you were still here with us. Please remember that we love you & miss you so much. We are sending all our hugs & kisses to you as always. Love Forever, Mommy & Daddy
My Dearest Sweetie: I'm so sorry that I have not written in so long. I know I missed several things, including Xmas. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you Baby Girl, I do think of you all the time. I just wanted to let you know again how much we love you now & always. I hope your Xmas was good & that you celebrated with all your friends. I can't believe that it was the 6th Xmas without you. My heart is heavy with missing your sweet face & your woo-woos. Love always, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Brennie: Today would have been your 20th Birthday! How time flies. We wish you were here to celebrate it with us. We really miss you, Baby. I hope you are having fun on this special day with all your friends. We are sending you our best wishes & all of our love. You are & always will be our Precious Angel. With Love & Kisses, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Brennie Girl: I can't believe in 2 days it will be 6 years since you left. We miss you so much Baby Girl, it's really hard to put it into words. I wish we could give you a big hug, but know it's not possible. Please remember that you are & will always be in our hearts & minds. You will always be our Precious Angel. Love & Kisses Always, Mommy & Daddy
My Dear Brennie: I am sorry that I haven't written in so long. I know I missed wishing you a Merry Xmas on this page, but you know we wished it to you in our hearts. We have been ill with a variety of viruses, so I didn't get around 'til now to write you. We love you with all our hearts & miss you as always, my baby girl. Love Always, Mom & Dad
Dear Sweet Bren: 21 years ago was the best day ever; it was the day you were born. Happy Birthday Precious Girl-we wish you were still here with us! I was writing to you 10 days ago, but never sent it. You know by now that your cousin Hunter crossed over to be with all of you. Please help him & let him know that he is missed by all of us. Hope you are celebrating with all your friends today. As always, we love & miss you so much. Hugs & Kisses, Mommy & Daddy
My Sweet Brenda Girl: 20 years ago today was the first time you came into our home. What a fantastic day that was! We wish with all of our hearts that you could still be here with us. We just want you to know that we love & miss you as always. Love, Mom & Dad
My Sweet Brenda: 22 years ago today you were born-that was the most special day ever. Can't believe it's been 8 years since we all celebrated this day together. We wish you a Happy Birthday & hope that you are having a great time with all your friends. As always we love & miss you more than anything. You will forever be our special Angel. Hugs & Kisses, Mom & Dad
My Sweet Brennie: Today marks the 21st anniversary of the day we adopted you. At that time, we didn't know how much we could love you.You became the heart & soul of our family.It's been almost 8 years since you left us & not a day goes by that we don't miss you.We will always love you & cherish the time we had together.You are & always will be our precious Angel. Love & Hugs, Mom & Dad
My Dear Brennie: I'm so sorry for not writing in so long. In 3 days it will be 9 long years since we lost you. Just want to say that we still miss you so bad & love you with all our hearts. Every day that goes by, we still wish you were here with us. We will always love you & cherish all the precious moments we shared. You will always be our Precious Angel. Love, Kisses & Hugs Always, Mom & Dad