Pete- With the Ages

Border Collie
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Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Petester, Petya, P-TO, Cowpie Pete

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

At 14 1/2, still loves the dog park, going for walks, and will still herd sheep if you let him

pesky pups

Favorite Food:
Solely on Morigins, a premade raw. See Pete's story at I firmly believe that it was the switch to Morigins that gave me another 3 quality years with Pete.

Favorite Walk:
out onto a pasture to work sheep

Arrival Story:
PETE DIED SHORTLY BEFORE HIS 15TH BIRTHDAY. MY HEART DOG, MY SOULMATE. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 15 ON NOV 1. SOMEWHERE IN THE GREEN FIELDS OF HEAVEN, HE NOW RESTS, A JOB WELL DONE. GOD, I HOPE YOU KNOW YOU'VE GOT YOURSELF ONE HECK OF A DOG. THAT'LL DO, PETE. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. *********** Pete was born in the UK and came over as a wee pup. He was bought by someone who was impressed by the border collies he saw at the working sheepdog trials that he bought a pup---Pete---and brought him back home. He was unprepared for the demands of a border collie and at 7 months of age, Pete came into my life. The rest is history.

Pete is my first border collie. With 11 more at home, obviously he isn't my last. He's made a believer out of me. He's made converts of others to the breed as well. What I thought were exaggerations coming from other bc owners about their dogs, because of Pete, I discovered that all I'd heard, the intelligence, the intensity, were all true. A dog that could pretty much do it all, he never ceased to amaze me and because of him I learned a whole new way of looking at dogs, and because of him, I've been spoiled for other breeds. In his younger days, he had quite a following--a young man in a wheelchair who would come back every year with his mom to our booth, make the trip just to see Pete and Pete could always pick them out of a crowd. Pete's picture was on his dresser mirror. There was a little girl, for a very short while, who was his penpal. She wrote him letters and I replied on behalf of Pete. It wouldn't be unusual to hear someone say Hi to Pete, someone who probably never knew my name, but certainly knew his. You know your dog's social life is better than yours when you go somewhere and your dog is looking for his friends and you're not. Pete's bio is pretty much summed up on the Morigins website. At 14 1/2 yrs. old, he still bounces up the steps for dinner. For me, Pete is truly my once in a lifetime dog. In the twilight of his life, more than ever, it still holds true. My heart dog, Pete. Rest well, my boy.

Forums Motto:
Faithful to the end

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 17th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
MaggieJutaTamMajor - At the
Lena - 6/1990
to 3/11/04
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Good-bye, my
Murphy at the
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A Short Dance in Time

October 19th 2005 8:43 am
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Is it only a year
That you and I still
Met another October
With a walk on our hill.

Just you and I
A chill in the air,
Told of another year gone,
Of the history we shared.

Of endless Octobers,
Of seasons long gone,
Of more years before us,
Of a life well done.

Which is why when you looked,
Your eyes meeting mine,
Straight into my soul,
I knew it was time.

I prayed to the gods,
Just a little more time,
I just can’t let go,
Of this heart dog of mine.

And so we fought,
We gave it our best,
His great heart still beat,
Just for a while, we withstood the test.

When the Good Shepherd’s whistle
At last bade Pete home,
I prayed “Take care of him, God”
And to Pete, “That’ll do”.

We fought the good fight,
My Petey and me.
Just a short dance in time,
For my Petey and me.

That day surely will come,
And I too will be free,
To dance in heaven's green fields,
My Petey and me.


He belongs to the Ages now.



January 7th 2005 6:22 pm
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So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on. I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this....I loved you best.



Miracles Do Happen

January 7th 2005 6:14 pm
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SomeOne must have decided I was worthy of a kindness when in 1990 I brought Pete home with me. The almost 15 years Pete and I had together was a gift.

But even in his death, miraculous things happened. As he was dying, the night before he passed to the Bridge, candles were lit all over this country, just for Pete, to "light his way Home". That night, e-mails flooded in, from coast to coast--New York, Washington, California, Iowa, Canada and even from across the ocean. Just for that one evening, the world glowed in soft candlelight to show Petey his way home and I have no doubt that the glow of candlelight, the unity of hearts, because of the love of people we never met, that Pete crossed in this warm glow of love.

And hopefully, even in his death, he will live on. I've renamed my small rescue "For the Love of Pete Border Collie Rescue". We are on Petfinders.
I'd like to think that Pete will live on in every deserving dog that gets a second chance because of rescue.

From the bad, I have no doubt will come some good----for Pete's sake.

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