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1991 - May 9, 2003
In Loving Memory of Mandy
She was a loyal friend and companion
and will be missed forever!
I had never owned a dog before but had
always wanted one. Friends of mine had a sheltie named Dolly. Once
knowing Dolly, I knew I had to own a sheltie. After a divorce from
my first wife, I decided the time had come. I picked Mandy up when
she was six weeks old from Dolly’s breeder.
Their kids had named the nine puppies in the litter “Andy, Candy,
Dandy … and Mandy”, so her name just kind of stuck.
She was the runt of the litter, laying quietly by herself off to
the side while the other puppies ran and played in the grass.
Mandy seemed so very special and I knew she was the one for me.
Since the day I picked her up and brought her home she has always
been a Sheltie Angel to me.
Mandy was one of the most loving, loyal,
smart, sensitive, sweet and gentle companions I have ever known.
Like a shadow, always right there by my side following me
everywhere I went.
She would come sit next to me, put her chin on my knee and look
deep into my eyes with her dark brown, intelligent, caring and
sensitive eyes as if to always say "I Love you, its okay!" and that
everything would be fine, no matter what was going on in my life.
was the perfect friend and companion through the ups and downs of
life during the time she was here to bless us.
She was there with me through my single times as a great
companion. She was there when
I re-married. She was there with us when we had our son.
Over the years she was always there at my side with loyalty and
unconditional love. All she asked for was for some affection and the
rub of her stomach, which she loved so much.
I will always remember your little twirling dance to let me know
you needed to go out, your tip toeing through the wet grass being
the prissy girl your were, and always laying right by the shower
door waiting patiently for me to finish and get out. You have been
faithfully at my side through twelve wonderful years.
For that I thank you. God
has truly blessed me with your presence here on earth.
Words cannot describe how much I miss you now that
you are gone.
It was so painful for me to make the decision to let you go, but I know
you are no longer in any pain and now in a very peaceful place.
I was just fortunate to be there with you in the end to comfort you and
to say our goodbyes.
Mandy, you will forever be remembered and in our hearts.
May God bless you. Rest in peace,
With all of our Love,
Mike, Robin and Aaron
|My Sheltie Angel was named Bonnie. She was the
most gentle, loving and intuitive animal I have known. She converted me from a
cat person to a dog lover. While I was a single mom and my children were doing
their own thing, my Bonnie was with me. When I was sad she knew it, her gentle
chin was on my knee and those loving brown eyes looked into mine. She was my
treasure for 12 years (far too short). For 2-1/2 years I tried to deal with the
loss, not very successfully. Recently my heart and soul cried out for another
Sheltie. She has been such a joy to us, and I know Bonnie would love her if she
was still with us, because Misty has the same gentle and loving personality. She
does not replace my first love, Bonnie. I will always grieve for her loss. Now I
have another very special Sheltie named Misty. I hope and pray we have her for
at last 12 years. No matter what, I will see them both at Rainbow Bridge.
Bonnie, wait for me.
Misthills Calypso Careann, CD
April, 1984 - September, 1997
What a wonderful way to pay Tribute to a Loved Sheltie, now
a Sheltie Angel. We lost our little female Sable Sheltie, "Callie"
over 6 years ago, in September, 1997; she was 13 and a half, and had suffered a
stroke. We had wanted a female sheltie puppy and had phoned around looking for
one to buy, when we came across a breeder who didn't have any puppies, but an
adult female, who was nearing 7 years of age. I took one look at Callie, who was
a sable and white sheltie, and it was
love at first sight. Her name was MISTHILLS CALYPSO CAREANN CD (Callie) and she was born on April 7, 1984.
Wherever I took Callie there were comments on how gorgeous and petite and how
well behaved she was. I never thought I could love a dog as much as I loved her,
and she brought so much love and happiness to our home. We had professional
studio pictures taken of her when we got her, and the photo studio asked if they
could put her picture in the front window on display. When she passed away my
heart was broken, and my husband did something so sweet, he bought all the
proofs that were taken at the studio, along with the one in the front window.
Throughout the years I have longed for another Sheltie, as my heart was always
with that breed. One month ago, we were visiting my Mother-In-Law out of town
when my husband said he had to go somewhere and would be back in an hour. When
he came back he called me into the living room, and there in a crate, was the
sweetest little face. Inside it was a male, sable, sheltie puppy, only 11 weeks
old. I was stunned, and started to cry, as it was a total surprise to me. He had
it all planned, and knew how much I loved Shelties, and knew the time was right.
We have called him "Riley" as it was on Riley Rd. that I got my first
glimpse at that adorable little face. So now on the wall along side Callie's
picture is Riley's and we know that Callie would have approved and thought,
"What took you so long."
Lovingly remembered and sorely missed
by Mama Donna Sorensen
November 8, 1993 - September 18, 2003
What a friend... what a marvelous
friend you were to each and every member of your family, Bear dog. You were not
only our friend, but our protector. You'd sound the alarm whenever anyone came
to the door.
You were a big sheltie, sometimes
looking more like a small collie. You'd wrestle with us and would often win at
your favorite game - tug o'war. Oh, how we wish you were here now for another
You were so reserved, actually
timid, when you came to us. We always wondered what your early years were like.
But you relaxed after a while, and became such an important member of the family
for five incredible years.
And when you were dying... those sad
last few weeks, you were such an amazing example of courage, loyalty and
selflessness. We will never forget it... or you, our beautiful friend.
The Law Family
Mark, Vikki, Kristin and Destiny, Heather, Eric and Ryan
p.s. - The weekend paper routes just
aren't the same without you in the back seat of the van.
November 5, 1988 - August 13, 2003
Cowboy came to us at 8
weeks of age to be my mother's companion which he was until she passed away,
then he lived with me and my other dogs until recently. He was always at my
mother's side or in her bed, wherever she was he was. He grieved for her I think
until the day he himself died. He was a joy to know and love and be loved by, he
never met a stranger and he never had an unkind thought about anyone or
anything. He was the happiest boy in the world. Now he is happy and carefree
again, and has met up again with "our mom" and his older brother "Raider" (tri
Sheltie on this site elsewhere). He can eat all the cookies he wants to and play
ball - his favorite game morning, noon, and night! I will always love you
Cowboy, till we meet again, rest easy my sweet boy. You were one of the best and
I never stop thinking of you. All my love- your second mom!
April 7, 1991 - October 21, 2003
forever by Bill, Georgia, Joe, and Amanda Kennedy
were beautiful enough to be a show dog, but you had an attitude all your own.
Never one to fetch or play dead, you simply weren’t a dog.
We called you a person, but you were really too kind, gentle, loving, and
pure to be a person. You were
simply a gift from God. We grew up
with you as a family, and you taught us so much about responsibility, kindness,
forgiveness, love, dignity, duty, honor, and character.
We loved you then, as we do now, more than life itself.
Every time we look at your pictures, we think of you, talk to you, and
smile. We can’t eat grapes, popcorn, or spaghetti without thinking
about how much Putt-E-Dog would love to have some. How we would love to give
them to you! You had uncommon
wisdom. You knew when we were sad
or sick and never left our side.
You comforted us while we cried, listened while we complained, and were
privileged to our deepest secrets.
You gave us so much during your precious life. We want you to know that along
with all of the love and the memories, you have left us with one final gift. As a result of your passing, we are closer.
We realize very clearly what is important now.
Thank you. We will always
miss you, but knowing that you are held in the loving arms of He who created
you, comforts us. Every night
before we go to bed and first thing in the morning when we wake, we count you
among our most precious blessings.
Putt-E-Dog, we hope you know how very dearly you were, and are still, loved.
Dad, Mom, Joe, and Amanda
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