Sassy 11/1/98 - 10/16/14
Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:11 PM
I am so happy that I was able to spend nearly 16 years with such a sweet, gentle dog. Sassy loved nothing so much as taking good care of her pack, welcoming her friends, keeping the boys in line and looking out for all of us. And eating. And barking. She was a Sheltie, after all.
I am happy I always found it hard to thwart her. Although biddable and submissive by nature, she also took such delight in being naughty. As a youngster, she would grab a mouthful of kibble from the bin as I measured out meals. While she ran off, gleefully crunching her ill gotten gains, I smiled and put a mouthful less in her bowl.
I am grateful our vet worked hard to keep her comfortable despite a variety of health problems during the last two years and that she was given the peaceful passing such a good, stoic patient deserved.
Sassy was my companion. She was my pet, the definition that best fit her, "Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling."
Goodbye, my darling girl. I will miss you.
Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:16 PM
I am very sorry for your loss. You made the right decision on not waiting- and it can be really hard to put the dog above the desire to have just a few more days with them.
Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:22 AM
What a lovely tribute. RIP Sassy.
Its never easy. I'm sorry.
"one dog shy of a crazy dog lady..."
Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:10 AM
Aw. I'm so sorry. It's so hard to loose an old friend like that. I just wish dogs lived longer.
Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:56 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take care of yourself during this difficult time.
Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:48 PM
No mater how long they're with us, it's never, ever, long enough.
Thank you for doing her that last kindness.
My heart goes out to you, Liz. I'm so very sorry.
"People in your life always come and go all the time; the dogs are always there for me. Always." ~Samantha Valle
Posted 18 October 2014 - 02:45 PM
Celt, Megan, and Dan
"When the chips are down, watch where you step."
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything." - author unknown
Posted 18 October 2014 - 03:29 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a truly incredible dog, who was loved amazingly well.
Posted 18 October 2014 - 04:35 PM
Blimpie, Belle and Thor! Nothing but trouble!
Good thing that I thrive on trouble!
Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:54 PM
I am very sorry. My sincere condolences on your loss. Sassy was a good name for her.
"Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog." Charles F. Duran
Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:34 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about Sassy. Your tribute to her says it all - she was well loved and had a wonderful life with you. Run free at the Bridge Sassy.
Cricket, BC, mistress of the household
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, BC, a sparky pup
Spark. BC - can we PLEASE play ball?
Jazz (my heartdog - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds
Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Run free Sassy.
Border Collies: Devon, Teak, Jess, & Gus
Kitties: Merry Cat & Mr. Magoo
Chickens and Sheep
Forever in my heart: Daisy 3/6/2008 - 12/20/2015
"Live the life you love. Love the life you live."
Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:23 PM
I'm so sorry. It's clear that she meant the world to you, and I have no doubt you meant the world to her, and that's all any of us can hope for from our beloved companions. Run free, Sassy.
I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.
~Vincent van Gogh
New Kent, VA
Beloved, and living in memory: Willow (6/1997-5/2014, run free, my heart), Boy (3/1995-10/2010, RIP), Jill (8/1996-5/2012, RIP), Farleigh (12/1998-7/2014, RIP), Kat (4/2000-6/2015, I miss you, my sweet, funny little clown), Twist (11/2001-11/2016, you were my once-in-a-lifetime dog and forever my BEST girl), and Phoebe (7/2006-8/2017, gone too soon).
The current pack: Lark, Pipit (Pip), Birdie, Kiskadee (Kiss), Rue, Corbie, Kite, Cooper, and little Lonesome Dove!
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:58 AM
Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:19 PM
Renzo: First dog, resident non-BC
Pippin, Rafe, Kyzer, Lad, Zac, and Scout: the BC crew
Fox, Lars, Milo, Xeno, Callie, and Barn Kitty: Kitties
Rest in Peace: Theka, Macchi, Ness, Fritz, Inji and Tansy
Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:16 PM
Sassy was a beautiful girl. I am so sorry that she is gone. You are right...it never gets easier. My heart goes out to you.
Left to right: Kit, Jester, Boo, Digger
"You gonna throw that?" --Jester: 2001 - June 24 2016. Remembered with much love.
"I'm grouchier than you are" --Kit
"I love everyone!" -- Boo
(Boing! Boing! Boing!)--Digger
And not pictured, Benjamin the cat, who thinks he is a small border collie with superpowers.
Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:55 PM
Thanks for the lovely tribute to Sassy - it's so hard to let them go, but better a few days too early than a few days too late. Godspeed Sassy.
Montague, in the State of Jefferson
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