My Friend is Gone
(Denham Springs, La)
My Faithful Friend
Hi there fellow ACD lovers,
A sad note for me this week my snuggling (on the couch in the bed),faithful, loyal, loving, and smart companion was taken suddenly by some non observant driver. Yes my girl should have been on a leash although, she has never before crossed the road she was sniffing to close and someone swerved and took her from me. She was 2 mths short of 4yrs.and one of the most intelligent dogs I have ever encountered and owned. Jade learned from an early age to wait for her meals until we went thru a routine. As the time has progressed the tricks have soared. Jade could and most willing shake, wave, give you 5, sit up pretty, standup on her hind legs. do high 5's & 10's, give you some skins and most important raise up on her hind legs with both paws streached up high when asked to praise the lord and bark at the same time.
I am a student and at times would get distracted and innocently forget the ritual return to my desk only shortly to hear a muffled wooofff, grrruff, wooooff @ my side wondering if we were going to go thru the ritual. Thats obedience to the max with ultimate patience. Of course I would say Iam sorry go ahead and get you food still, she would go and sit back by her bowl and wait to do the one or more of her tricks. Man I going to really miss her my heart, soul, spirit hurt and are empty this week and the pain has been almost unbearable. Thank God it was quick and instantaneous and NO they did not stop just rolled on.
In addition, she climb the attic stairs, the extension ladder and did this without me teaching her to do so. She just always wanted to be by my side no matter where I was.
Fortunately, the same person I got her from has pups on the ground ready for picking and my friends and daughter have convinced me to go and see this Sat. So I am off on the next phase and pleasure of raising another fauithful friend or maybe I 'll get two this time so she can have company and a litter mate with her in my absence.
Thanks for reading, Ray