Border Collie/Blue Heeler
Picture of Aspen, a female Border Collie/Blue Heeler

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-deaf -dog rescue

July 27th 1994


blowing in her face

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Food:
she never cared about food

Favorite Walk:
anywhere with us

Best Tricks:
flipping the ball with her paw down the stairs and running down to get it and brings it back to the top of the stairs then does it again and again...

Arrival Story:
We found her in a no-kill shelter at 1 1/2 year old. She was taken there due to her deafness. We had her since then. She's been amazing dog and changed our lives forever in regards to owing a deaf dog.

Forums Motto:
Love to play ball;

The Last Forum I Posted In:
And now Kaluha is gone too

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 22nd 2008 More than 8 years!

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In memory of our BEAUTIFUL angel....

This is devotated in memory of our Aspen

October 26th 2008 1:44 pm
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We loved Aspen so much that she was spoiled to no end. She loved camping, traveling with us, she played fly-ball, always by our side and always protected us from "bad" people that she sensed were not right. Soccer, hockey as a goalie, baseball, golf, T-ball, and many more were her favorite sports. She was always full of joy and very sensitive; feelings hurt easily. She always had her tail up in the air....until last year..her tail never went up since then.

The DREADED day came when we took Aspen to the vet numerous times to combat her arthritis pain...all the meds didn't work. I realized that she had more bad than good days....took her for her last walk in the woods.....and cried many tears over her...and hugged her thinking today is her good day....and last day. The vet came in our home to put her down..with her in OUR arms...we held to her..and she slowly relaxed and heart slowed down.

After her death; I questioned if we did the right thing and if we gave up on her too soon? It was a question I struggled daily to this date. The vet told us that he suspects that she does have lung cancer and THAT is not fixable due to her heavy panting when he saw her last. I put her down because many people told us she's suffering and they can see that. I can't and didn't want to LET her go...but with heavy hearts...we said our goodbyes.

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