Shannon


Border Collie/Golden Retriever
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Age: 17 Years   Sex: Female

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Nicknames:
Shanna-Rama-Dingdong, Dinger

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 10th 1997

Birthday:
March 1st 1997

Likes:
Being in Charge!

Pet-Peeves:
Not being in charge

Favorite Toy:
I'm too dignified to decend to toys

Favorite Food:
Greenies Greenies Greenies! Got any greenies?

Favorite Walk:
Around the block

Best Tricks:
I am beautiful when I offer you my very gracious paw

Arrival Story:
I was just a pup when my Daddy dog first saw me at our Vet's office. Me and my mother and siblings had been dumped behind the Vets building in the alley. My vet took us cast-off's in, fixed us up with shots and food, and let us roam the office in search of adoptive owners. Then, along came George! George was bringing in Booboo for his exam and saw this beautiful, white fluff ball. George knew that I would be perfect for Sue and adopted me on the spot. I have been the center of attention ever since.

Bio:
I'm beauty beyond words!

Forums Motto:
I\'m so pretty!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Been told its now a spinal cell sarcoma

Mommy has done many beautiful paintings of me and wants me to tell you that she have a new website! It's susan-ritz-art.com and you can see how much she loves me (and those boys too! :o )

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 24th 2010 More than 4 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1124747


Meet my family
DocMonty

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An Old Dog's Thoughts on the World


Farewell from Fiddler's Green

January 7th 2012 1:45 pm
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I died in October. I lived for 14 years, 5 months and 10 days. Except for my first few weeks, I spent my life with Sue and George. I never knew hunger or thirst. I believed that all humans were good and wanted to share their sandwiches with me. I was a gift from George to Sue. I was Sue's treasure and she often called me her "Precious" and "Most Beloved". I am missed but I am in a special place.

I'm waiting for George and Sue at Fiddler's Green. This is the place where all soldier's go to rest until the end of time. I get to go there because both George and Sue have earned their places there:


Poem: "Fiddler's Green"
by
A Soldier for all of those who serve

Halfway down the trail to Hell,
In a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead veterans camped,
Near a good old-time canteen.
Their faithful pets and partners wait
In this eternal place
In an air of cool green trees and rest
That's known as Fiddlers' Green.

Marching past, straight through to Hell
The Enemies of freedom
Accompanied by Civilian slugs,
The lazy, selfish, mean
They who never gave a thought
To Liberty's bloody tree
And so their souls march straight to Hell,
Passing by the meadow clean,
For none but the shades of Service folk
May rest at Fiddlers' Green.

The Damned shuffle past on the curving trail
To seek a warmer scene.
But no service member gets to Hell
Their thirst becomes too keen
They find they must turn back again
Ere they've emptied their canteen;
They quench their thirst, a drink with friends
In the shade at Fiddlers' Green.

And so when death does take us down
Beneath a saber keen,
Or bullet stops our courageous hearts,
Or bomb does kill us clean,
Or when the memories come back full,
And comrades fill the scene
Your faithful friends will be by your side
When you slip beneath life's dream
The path to hell can't take you down
Just empty your canteen,
Your friends are waiting your arrival
In the shade of Fiddlers' Green.

Farewell Friends

Shannon

 

Shannon's Life is Good

May 20th 2011 8:36 am
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At 14 I'm going pretty strong but I'm slowing down. Today I went on a walk early in the morning with George and Sue and my brothers Doc and Monty. We can't go far anymore. I've caught Sue sneaking out for the early morning walk with the boys. Sometimes I just don't feel like going so I let her think I'm still asleep. It gives me an excuse to bark at the door when she comes home.

I'm getting pickier with food, my eyesite is fading, and I'm more possesive of Sue but I'm banking of surpassing Rosie who took the rainbow bridge 5 years ago at the age of 15.5! Not bad for a GSD. But I'm the Grand Dam now and always have my way. Life is just wonderful.

 
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