Old English Sheepdog [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Wilby, a male Old English Sheepdog

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"You may have seen this photo before on e-zines, books... : )"

Home:Ocala, FL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 18 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

Mmmmm!  More freeze dried liver treats, please!

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"Mmmmm! More freeze dried liver treats, please!"

Watching the world go by one winters day on the patio

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"Watching the world go by one winters day on the patio"

God's light shinin' down on me!

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"God's light shinin' down on me!"

Stretched out in style

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"Stretched out in style"

Is this not the handsomest face???

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"Is this not the handsomest face???"

I just wait until the little ones get up, and I have the whole bed to myself!

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"I just wait until the little ones get up, and I have the whole bed to myself!"

Me n sister Pookie doing guard duty on the patio!

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"Me n sister Pookie doing guard duty on the patio!"

Gotta practice my stack here!

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"Gotta practice my stack here!"

This is what I call living!

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"This is what I call living!"

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Big Guy, Good Boy

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Love and loving

When dinner is served late!

Favorite Toy:
Anyone he can keep his "sister" Pookie from!

Favorite Food:
All...he is a big chowhound!

Favorite Walk:

Best Tricks:
Giving his paw....

Arrival Story:
Got Wil from Old English Rescue of S. Fl. after 6 trips up to meet various sheepies with Pookie....had to choose a big guy that would treat her with gentleness...and he was the one!

Wil was rescued from his "owner" along with an older dog due to neglect by the police. He was sent to OES Rescue and the rest is history!

The Groups I'm In:
♥Pawrayer and Pawraise♥, A Rescued Dog's Group, Concerned Owners for Vaccination Education, Food recall victims and friends, Old English FurryFriends, Old English Sheepdogs, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, ~ U gotta ♡ Old English Sheepdogs!~, ~God's ♥ Dogs~

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 16th 2004 More than 12 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

2005 Valentine's Day Party!

2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

for 3701 days

Meet my family
PookieMaxMuffinFluffy Lee

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Wilby's Wise Words

Time goes by...and time can mean so much

September 24th 2009 7:36 pm
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Ah, Wil....so hard to believe it has been a year on October 2nd, that
you went to the Rainbow Bridge to be with Max, Muffin & Marilyn's boy
Leo. There isn't a time that I take Pookie and Mr. Lee out in the courtyard for a walk that I don't remember how you loved to go there and look around....and the picture that I have of you near the fence, standing in a show like "stack" position, the sun on your back.....
I will write to your Mom Marilyn as I know her heart must be aching for you too, as mine is. Just remember, big guy, we will all meet again someday where there is no sickness or sorrow....only sunshine, only love.
Please know that until then, we love you (yeah, even Mr. Lee) and we miss you....and we remember you as being the gentlest of souls, the kindest of boys.....I miss you putting your head on my knee every night at 11 PM to remind me in your gentle way it was time for a walk.
I will always, always love you.


Wilby stars in a new children's book!

January 15th 2009 7:29 pm
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Mom always goes a little bit above with her excitement....I don't really "star" in this book, but my picture is there, and it's one featured here on Dogster.
The new book is by author Debra Cheehy and illustrated by Carol Hilliard. It's called "I Like Dogs" published by Four Foot Press. There's a website which is www.ilikedogs.org. The book is about the right way to adopt a dog and the promises each new owner should be ready to make to their new four footed family member.
Mom says it's great for kids AND adults; it's a sweet, engaging story about a lady named Amanda who meets seven dogs from the animal shelter (one of which is an Old English Sheepdog) and says, "I will rescue you all!" Then she finds them new homes, all except one who she keeps.
This isn't a commercial, really......just some praise and a recommendation to check out the book. You won't be sorry. Its just wonderful!!!!
Mom says since I am at the Bridge now, this book is kind of my legacy.
That makes mom feel good and it makes me feel good to!
I know both mom Marilyn and Mom Carol miss me terribly, but I want them both to know I'm watching over them and I will always remember the love and care they gave me.


From the Bridge of Rainbows

October 2nd 2008 3:19 pm
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Today, October 2, 2008, at 10:10 AM, Wilby crossed over the Rainbows
Bridge. He fought a valiant, brave battle against Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia but could just not get into a good remission.
His new mom Marilyn wrote a beautiful tribute to him that I will write here:

Wonderful, he was simply wonderful
In heaven is where he is.
Love that he gave was the purest
Ben efitted those who knew and loved him with his presence.
Young at heart he was until the end.

Wilby was met by a welcoming committee of some really wonderful
dogs.......Max, Logan Benwizzen, Muffin, Winston.....just to name a

He will be mourned by both of his moms, Carol & Marilyn. He will
always be joyously remembered for his sweet and wonderful nature,
his loving kind self; his sense of joy and humor, and his love of life that
went on no matter what.

You got your wings, beautiful boy. And we'll meet up again. We love you Wil.....then, now, and always.
Your moms, Carol & Marilyn

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