Sarah, I will always remember how you watched us constantly, so intently making sure we were OK. I love remembering how you used to herd your dog brother George nipping at his heels to keep him in line- the Australian Shepherd in you. You were our cat Tiza's guardian angel watching over him and if he got out, cornered him until we could get him. You worried over them as much as you did us. Alex our grandson was six when we went to the shelter and adopted you. You two had such a bond over the years. He was so proud that he was the one who spotted you, a precious golden ball of fur with a freckled face. When Alex would come every few months to visit you would go wild as he would throw himself on the sofa and you'd jump on top of him so thrilled to have him back. He adored you too and is so saddened today wishing he could have said good-bye.kj|
I picture you jumping on top of our bed in the morning being so silly ythat I had a hard time getting up and going to work! The vet and staff said they had never seen a dog with such a strong will to live. We were always so proud of you. You loved it when we had company and we had to restrain you from being too eager! As much as you loved people, you loved food. You were always ready for a treat and just let your dad or me walk in the kitchen and you were right there hoping for a handout. When your dad cooked dinner I don't know how he didn't trip over you as you were always right behind him again hoping for a bite. You loved your walks, wandering around our property smelling and I always felt you should have been called Diana as you were a hunter having killed squirrels and snakes! You were so feminine that they didn't seem to go with who you were. You were beautiful to look at, smart and clever. You loved to play with your fur brothers usually being the instigator in the tussles. I could go on and on as there was so much to say about you and so terribly much to miss. You will always be in our hearts and memory and hope you will be watching over us. I had hoped the day would never come when you had to leave us but also knew it was inevitable. Your passing was so quiet and peaceful and I know you have no more aches and pains or confusion now. We were so happy you made it to your 16th
birthday. You were such a free spirit. In the house you never walked but ran or bustled. One day when you were walking with me down the Main Street where we were living, a man passing us said, " what a happy dog," and you were. You brought happiness to all who knew you. Even in your last hours you were watching us and keeping track of us. My hope is that you are doing it from the Rainbow Bridge.