November 19th 2007 9:32 am
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As much as I dread writing this, only because of the pain it gives me to acutally be stating that Sheba has gone to Rainbow Bridge. It makes it so much more real.
Sheba passed Oct. 6, 2007. She was 13 yrs old.
She came into our lives at the age of 5 yrs old as a rescue.
SHEBA 1994-Oct 6, 2007
Our Sheba, was a gentle soul, patient,loving, happy, never a problem. During her life with us, she was able to run and play and she was happy.
When she was inside the house with me, she was my shadow. When I was on the computer, she would be lying next to me on the floor, as soon as I would log off and it would say"Goodbye", she would jump up immediately. Like saying "allright, she's through".
She was introduced to her new little baby brother, Copper, another Sheltie, 3 weeks before she passed.
Unfortunately with age comes so many things, arthiritis, bladder problems, deafness, poor eyesight, etc.
It still hurts me to my core, but I know that her little soul is now free of all of those things and she's running, playing, and jumping for joy with my other 2 Shelties. She's free!
We love you Sheba, forever!
July 2nd 2005 2:00 pm
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I want to tell you about Molly, my sisters baby. She's the border collie mix on the picture above. My sister had another doggie at the time and wanted to get her a companion to play with so, off they went to animal shelter. There, Molly came to her and laid her head on her lap. Well, my sister said that was a sign for her that "she" was the one. Molly had been returned twice for behavior problems. She was super hyper and supposedly unmanageable. Though not mean at all, kind hearted actually. As it happened, they had only had Molly for 2 weeks when something terrible happened! My sister was walking her other furbaby in the evening and there was another doggie running around. My sisters doggie took off running after her and my sister looked and looked for her with flashlights and everything, since it was past midnight by this time. So she had to go home and wait until morning. Very early in the morning she got up and went looking for her, the garbage trucks were still doing their rounds. She saw a garbage truck with the men standing near, and went and asked if, by chance, they had seen a collie mix with short hair, tan and white. Well, they looked at each other, and said " You might want to look two streets down that way" and they pointed. With her heart pounding, she went. There she was, by the side of the street, and the dog she had run after, was sitting beside her body. My sisters doggie had yellowish eyes,very light. She was my sisters beloved companion, her confidante, her comfort, her best friend. The doggie that was sitting beside her body had the same yellowish eyes. My Sister called my Mom (she was living out of town, at the time) crying, and my Mom told her to get a blanket and borrow a truck and go pick her up and bring her back. My Mom told her she thought it might be a good idea to have her cremated so she could always have her by her side. That's exactly what she did. Remember that I told you Molly was super hyper? Well, that day that this terrible accident happened, Molly calmed down A lot! Not only that, the dog that was sitting by the bodys side all night, followed my sister home and stayed around the house like watching off and on. My sister cremated her and still has her in her urn, with her collar and tags around the urn. Molly became so trainable, where as they had said she was unmanageable. Molly is and has been my sisters best friend for about 6 years now. She even sleeps with her sometimes and she's no light weight either! hehe She listens to everything my sister tells her, and knows so many tricks. They come to visit and we have fun fooling around. She's Fun! Here is something very interesting, and kind of makes you wonder. About 2 years ago, my sister was running for exercise, and a doggie was laying in a front yard just looking. He or she started running behind her for some way. Then the doggie decided to stay behind and rest at some yard. Well, all of a sudden, my sister noticed this car slowly following her, and getting close to the sidewalk. She tried not to panic, but GUESS WHAT???? All of a sudden, the dog was right beside her jogging along side of her where before he had been in back of her. He had the same yellowish light eyes. The dog stopped and stared at the car, and they took off. At this point the doggie, turned back and went back where he came from. My sister found it very strange that this doggie had the same eyes, and that he or she started jogging with her, when the car was beside her. You know who she thought it was, right? I'll leave it at that, and you let me know what you think? Anyway, Molly is in our family forever. Talk to you later y'all! Sheba
July 1st 2005 7:49 pm
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I'll start by saying that I never knew my big brother. His picture is the last picture of the Sheltie. I arrived exactly 6 months to the day after he left for Rainbow Bridge. I hear the stories about him, and I love him too. He was my big brother and he's watching me from the Bridge. Love you too, Kai. Now, I'll let my Mom post the Memorial to him, he really deserved to be recognized. KAI-" SHINE ON SABLED SON" JUNE, 1982-APRIL 1, 1999 Kai, our little boy, how can we ever let you know how much you meant to us, how much we miss you! You were six months old, and already had manners, such a gentleman from the beginning. You gave us so much joy, so much love, you were so much fun to be with. You were an adventurous little guy which sometimes got you into some trouble. You loved performing for us and guests, you loved running on your land, barking and herding the quail, doves, lizards and standing at your own little cliff overlooking "your territory" in that proud stance... You protected your territory and family with your life, as you proved your courage by fighting off a wild coyote that dared to walk on your land. You almost lost your life that time as you were badly hurt but you were strong and survived! Your dad loved taking long walks into the desert with you, you would run ahead, exploring, barking, but would always come back to see if your dad was still walking behind you! You always sensed when we were hurting emotionally or physically, and what a comfort you were as you laid at our feet and licked our wounds. How will you ever know what pain and grief I felt when at the end of 17 years I had to be the one to hold your now frail body in my arms, and I held you tight, as the doc released you from your body. You were gone in seconds. But I know that somehow you know, and that you are still with us and that you always knew how much you were loved by all your family. But I can't help but wish sometimes that I could hold your compact little body and kiss your patient little face looking into those huge liquid brown eyes so full of love...
We'll be seeing you, Kai! Love you, papas!