Dottie ♥1981-2000♥


Border Collie/Breed Unknown
Picture of Dottie ♥1981-2000♥, a female Border Collie/Breed Unknown

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Home:Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Dottie ♥1981-2000♥

Nicknames:
Dot, Fuss-pot, Snugglebug, Potty Dottie

Doggie Dynamics:
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 

Badges:
Rainbow Bridge
Likes:
I loved Playing Ball and being fussed by children

Pet-Peeves:
Bikes, I had the urge to chase after them and although I didn't want to go far from my family I just couldn't resist!

Favorite Toy:
A Football (even though it would be burst within 10 minutes)

Favorite Food:
I liked Spaghetti Bolognaise, Bird Seed and bird popcorn which Bertie the cockatiel used to chuck out to me!

Arrival Story:
My Nan and Grandad had two dogs. Sophie (A St. Bernard/Collie cross) and Laddie (Border Collie) they bred and had a litter of pups. My Mum loved them and decided to have Dottie, My Nan and Grandad kept one of her brothers, Toby. On the way home Dottie howled and howled but soon became the loving dog everyone who knew her will never forget.

Bio:
When Dottie was first brought home by my Mum I was not even a twinkle in her eye, she hadn't met my dad yet. She did already have my brother, Craig and Sister, Claire though-They were aged 2 and 4 when Dottie arrived. I will always remember how she was so affectionate and how she adored Children, she almost acted as a second mother to me. If she felt someone was a threat to me when out she would growl at them to protect me. Dottie, like all Collies was very active and loved playing Ball right up to a few months before her 19th Birthday. Near the end she suffered a terrible lot, enduring many strokes, blindness, loss of her hearing and cancer. She left us in December 2000 when I was in Year 4, I was at school when she left for the bridge and did not find out until that night. I remember everyone crying so much, She had lived such a long life. For 19 years she had been part of my Mum's life and in mine for 9. Dottie is still dearly missed and never, ever forgotten. We often talk of her fondly and we have a painting my dad did of her on the wall. My heart still aches for her and I know my Mums does too, that's why it took us so long to get another dog. Just the thought of replacing her made us sad but eventually we felt ready to fill that void with one certain little terror called Caffrey.

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Dottie by name~Dotty by Nature!!

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A Christmas Rainbow Bridge Story...

December 21st 2007 1:42 pm
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I received this in an email today. Dottie, I will be listening for your message this christmas Eve.
Love you xxxx

"As the midnight hour approaches on Christmas Eve, a tremendous celebration begins. If you listen closely you will hear the exuberant sound of Bridgekids preparing for the remarkable moment that comes but once a year. Puppies romp through the tall green grass, chasing butterflies and rolling over and over until fits of giggles bring them to a tumbling stop. The volume increases as kittens, cats, tigers and lions purr in pure delight while the wings of snow white doves gently caress the air. The babbling brook that runs beneath Rainbow Bridge overflows onto the edge of mossy banks and fins of treasured aquatic life quiver in anticipation of this most joyous event. Nestled in the midst of this happy choir of Bridgekids are the littlest angel tots staring in awe at the majestic Christmas tree adorned with flowing strands of angel hair. Effervescent, twinkling stars seesaw elegantly from the sky and land in glorious harmony upon the stoic limbs of Heaven's most perfect Christmas tree. Swaying to and fro in nearby rocking chairs are grandmothers, grandfathers, parents, aunts, uncles and loved ones. The sound of their whispered lullabies permeate the air as they sing to tiny angel babies resting quietly in their arms.

Like magic the clock approaches midnight and a great stirring is heard in the distance. Each Bridgekid stops and listens, knowing the time is near, and they choose a fleecy cloud on which to snuggle. The roar of purrs drops to barely an audible hum, the babbling brook ripples hypnotically and the flutter of downy feathered wings fall silent. Heaven's spirited toddlers climb expectantly upon the laps of angels while babies coo in tranquil unison.

Amidst the warm glow of candle light which rises from the earth below, the arms of the Bridge Keeper envelop the heavens and into the precious hands of each child and in front of each animal a holy gift is placed. With grand exuberance the ribbons are removed and left to fly on a tender breeze where they dissolve into showers of angel dust. As the golden lids of these heavenly gifts are raised, an amazing aura fills the sky, reaching down to the very core of the earth. Ascending from each and every box is the greatest gift of all: unending, unconditional, all-encompassing love. This blessed love gently wraps itself around the cherished souls of heaven, warming their hearts with beacons of radiant light and bringing forth from angels an exquisite chorus. As the clock strikes midnight the distance between heaven and earth is vanished. It is at this very moment on Christmas Eve that the Bridge Keeper, His children, angels and Bridgekids send a message to their earthly loved ones on the wings of this unbridled love.

Listening carefully with an open heart we will hear the familiar voice of our own angel whisper softly into our ear their Christmas message..."Let me share with you this love of mine, always and forever. When you need me know that I am here. I have not left you for I am in your heart where I belong. Our love is eternal as is the brilliant glow of candlelight which illuminates the path to the heavens and Rainbow Bridge. I wait patiently as do you for our inevitable and glorious reunion. I love you, I love you, I love you."

 

7 years ago....

December 11th 2007 1:59 pm
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7 years ago you, our beloved Dottie-Dog, became a beautiful Angel.

The night before you made the journey I remember you ate a special Christmas turkey dinner. Cleared the plate, you did, that night! A first in several months for during your last year you had no appetite, sight and very limited movement. I think you knew. The time was coming for you to watch over us as an Angel - The most loving Angel there could be for your ability to love with all your heart is forver embedded in you, and our fond memories of you.

Oh, Dottie.

I wish I could bring you back again,
For one more hour of day.
We’d express all our unspoken love;
We’d have countless things to say.
If we could bring you back again,
We’d say we treasured you.
And that your presence in our lives,
Meant more than we ever knew.
If we could bring you back again,
To tell you what we should.
You’d know how much we miss you now,
And if we could, we would!

We love and miss you, precious girl.

xxxxxxxxxxx

 

We thought of you with love today.....

September 1st 2007 5:34 am
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"We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our heart xx"

Dottie, I saw this and it brought tears to my eyes.

Love you.

 
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