gypsyridge Posted January 24, 2009 Report Share Posted January 24, 2009 GOODBYE OLD FRIEND ! Blue was my 1st Border collie and I guess she was a Lucky accident. I was in an apartment at the time and a relative brought this little pup home but soon found that Blue was more than a handful. I was offered her and not wanting to see her go to the pound I hesitantly agreed. She proved to be a handful that’s for sure and I knew little about this breed. She ate Books Shoes, furniture, socks and any other personal item I left out and about. After two years she finally grew tired of most of these items (or decided to have a heart) and settled down into a very good house mate. Blue was born Aug 1st 1991 and for the next 15 years became my best friend & that one dog that compare all others to. She was loyal, loving & I affectionately came to call her my "shadow". She would follow me from room to room, and we did everything together from walking up town to get her a MR. Freezee on a hot summer day to going Fishing. Her favorite Dinner was spaghetti and she would literally Vibrate with anticipation knowing she would score a small plate for herself. She also loved Dairy Queen and would hang out the vehicles window at the drive-thue to score herself a “Doggie Cone” on occasion. After 15 years with Blue the tough decision came to let her go on November 17th 2008, after she became quite ill. She was having trouble standing up and could not keep food down. This however, did not stop her from continuing to follow me from room to room. She came in and sat down beside me and looked up at me and we both knew it was time. So with a very heavy heart we went for her final “ride in the car”. The Vet said it was "just her time" and so I stayed by her side, just as she had stood by mine for those 15 wonderful years, until she drifted off to sleep. Our ashes will be placed together when my time comes. Blue, you may have left this world but you are still in my heart and will be forever. I guess one of the greatest things Blue gave me was an introduction to how wonderful a breed the border collies were. I found a second Border Collie/Springer Spaniel in Aug of 2001 and Tia was as big of handful as Blue was when she was a pup. I on the other hand was a little more prepared and by this time had a house with a Fenced in yard. Yes there were still lots of chewed up shoes, Socks etc but we persevered and Tia has become a great companion as well. I credit Tia with bringing new life back to Blue when we got her and do not think we would have had Blue for as long as we did had it not been for Tia. Thank you Tia! She loves to run and is a high energy dog as well but since November has been quite depressed without Blue around. We have since decided that Tia will have a new Little sister. Our third Border Collie is on the way . Luna was born Dec 27 2008 on the night of a New Moon and will be another highly anticipated "Handful" I am sure and we are looking forward to every minute of it. Here is the only video I have of my girl. She was only 3 yars old here. Playing with her frind Taffy the schnauzer. They became great friends as well. Goodbye Blue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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