Raven at the Rainbow Bridge

Australian Shepherd/Border Collie
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Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Raven went to the Rainbow Bridge on 9/29/09. While she was here, we called her: Raven the wonder dog, pooch doggy, puppygirl, pretty girl, biker chick, psycho-dog, alien-dog, the Gasinator, Tripod (for a while), and The Bionic Dog

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
May 1st 1999

May 1st 1998

Herding unsuspecting dogs at the dog park, rolling in the snow, splashing (not swimming) in rivers and ponds, barking at the mail-lady

Unauthorized dog-walking, kitty cats on the loose, delivery trucks, and flying insects; plus thunder, vacuums, fireworks, flyswatters, tape measures, street grates... so many phobias, too little space!

Favorite Toy:
Too grown up for toys

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
1) The dog park, 2) hiking in the mountains, or 3) anywhere else.

Best Tricks:
High-five! She also "smiled" - baring teeth and gums and hissing, looking a bit like the creature in the movie Alien (kind of cute and weird all at the same time)

Arrival Story:
After losing my long-time buddy Bandit (a Border Collie mix), I was considering adopting a kitty from a local rescue group. Then one of the volunteers told me about an Australian Shepherd who needed a good home. When I met Raven, she put her head in my lap, let out a great big sigh, and jumped right into my heart.

Raven was saved from the pound by a rescue group. She had been abused and was scared and withdrawn. They gave her some basic training and helped bring her out of her shell. She was always happy and was a wonderful companion. We learned to cherish all her little quirks and phobias and will miss her terribly.

Forums Motto:
Gimme cheese!

The Groups I'm In:
*My Dog Lives Colorado*, ..:: Herding Breeds Association ::.., Aussies With Tails, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 25th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Raven speaks

Wish you were here...

October 1st 2009 12:11 pm
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Hi Mom and Dave,

I hope you're not so sad today. I made it to the Rainbow Bridge just like you said, and real quick too! Guess what? Grampa was already here waiting for me! Right away he cooked me up some hot dogs in butter and then afterwards he helped me find a perfect spot to dig a great big hole. Grampa says later on today we're going for hikies and swimmies and that he might even give me some CHEEEEESE for dessert!

Thanks for taking care of me when I was sick. I know you wanted me to stick around longer but it was getting too hard. Be nice to Tonka because he's not too bright and you are going to have your hands full trying to get him straightened out. Now don't tell him I said this but I really did like the Little Monster. Still, he needs an awful lot of work so good luck with that!

Anyway, I'm glad all my pain finally went away and now I can run and play and kick butt just like the old days. Gotta go, grampa's calling. See you when you get here!




May 25th 2009 6:52 am
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I cannot believe it.

This morning I was just laying on the floor in the family room, absolutely, positively minding my OWN business when along comes the Little Monster (aka Tonka). He proceeded to back himself up into me, then he SAT right on my NECK! I nearly suffocated!

Mom told him to get off me but then she started laughing. It was most definitely NOT funny! Someone could have been hurt, you know (me that is).

The boy has no manners. Really, it is quite pathetic.


Oh, brother.

May 4th 2009 7:11 am
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Okay, so I found out what a little brother is. I was right. I don't need one. He's a cute little fellow but he obviously knows nothing about how he is supposed to act in MY house. He also does not seem to know or care about the fact that I have TENURE. Yes, that's right Tonka. Tenure. Look it up. And stop trying to lord it over me that you're younger and more spry and have lots more energy. It definitely will not work with me. I'm absolutely not impressed.

Mom said I have to be more flexible and try to adapt. I'll give it a try but absolutely no promises here. I was NOT consulted on this decision and I do NOT approve. I believe it's important to reiterate this point at every opportunity.

Oh, and he eats a lot too. Wow. He's totally cutting into my supply of yummies. Not good. Not good at all.

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