Misty left us on the 10th of February 2009.
Bidding a final farewell to a cherished friend is probably the best thing we can do for our grieving souls as we continue our lives without them…
The ones we love never leave us, but live in our hearts and give us the courage to carry on with grace Misty, we will miss you…
My shetland sheep dog Jenna Leigh, died on me about a month ago. She was only 9yrs. old, back on 4/3/09. I had a hard time. I cried everyday for 3 weeks. She had Sugar Diabetes and died of a Diabetic Coma. Her and I had a special bond because she knew I had to have my Oxygen on.
When ever she would hear me get on a coughing spree after taking a breathing treatment she would come into the room where I was, and lay down about 5 or 6 Ft. from me, and just lay and stare at me for an hour at a time.
I still can’t talk about her yet. But I found a Sheltie about 150 miles from where I live and when I saw it in the Advertizment section of the paper, I called about her. She was the only one left out of a liter of 5. 3 males and 2 females. She will only get to be under 25 lbs.
I have had her now for going on 3 weeks. She was 12 wks. old when we bought her. I named her Gidget but I still call her Jenna once in a while. So does my Husband. We love her dearly. Where I go, she goes. She is laying under my computer desk right now. I just wanted to let you know a out Jenna dying on me.
I will continue being a member of the Elite Dog Club.
Golden Sunshine Girl – “Sunny” (Aug. 20, 2007 – June 23, 2022)
Sunny, a well-trained mahogany Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie) owned by Sally and Chuck Rushmore, was friendly with everyone and everyone loved her. Her devotion to her family was unwavering to the end.
She liked to travel and meet new people and do new things, but she especially liked to end up at a friend’s house or camper. It was even better if they had supper on the deck and played games (and had snacks). She was not fond of the beach, but would go if allowed to walk as far from the waves as possible.
She enjoyed performing and teaching. She was meticulous in obedience, always aware when Sally or Addison (Sally’s granddaughter who also showed Sunny) missed a cue or mis-cued her. She KNEW she was an agility dog and learned it quickly, showing many other dogs how to do it and doing it perfectly and quickly until she lost her sight. She felt only Sally or Addison could hold the leash for a walk or training, but she loved riding in Chuck’s truck to go to Lowe’s or Ace Hardware or taking a nap in Chuck’s chair with him.
Sunny loved to do training videos for TrainPetDog and went into movie-star mode when the camera clicked on. She frequently laid near Sally when Sally did phone calls with clients to help with their dogs. She enjoyed photo shoots which put her pictures on two Sheltie calendars and became the photographer’s assistant, helping get other dogs in position for good photos! During COVID shut-down in the spring of 2020, the 4-H program Sunny and Sally had always worked in was shut down, but Sunny and Sally did training videos from home and posted them on Facebook to help the kids and their parents know how to train their dogs. Leaders from all over the state and country posted that the videos were a real help to their programs!