Friday, September 12, 2008

Callie is a puppy we have found...

She’s the best puppy in the town
She’ll come when you call ‘er
She’ll get down when you hollar
Callie’s the best puppy in the town.




Our sweet docile Callie died this morning. She was a Sheltie and had just turned seven. Late this Spring we learned that she was suffering from an enlarged heart and despite medication she did not get better. She was a fabulous dog. She would stay in the yard without being fenced in or on a leash, she wasn’t a big barker, she loved us and was loyal and true and a loving friend to all of us. She wasn’t the bravest dog on the block but that was part of her charm. She will be greatly missed by our family.



And yes, that really is a little tune we made up about her long ago (sung to the tune of She’ll be Comin’ Round the Mountain). We have a song for our cat Daisy too (hey what can I say – my brother and his kids made up songs for their pets also – I guess it is a genetic thing) but I’ll save that for another day since today is for Callie. I miss you sweet pup.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh Angie...I'm so sad...I was just thinking about Callie today. We were watching animal planet and Mario Lopez gave a prize to three dogs like Callie. Of course the whole thing made me think of you...Callie was the sweetest and she had such a cute face and soft fur. I make a lot of crass statements about my dogs...especially after having my children. But I know I'll be sad when they go too. Love ya girl...

Ann said...

So sorry to read about the loss of your Callie -- sending ((hugs))

ChichiBoulie said...

Oh I'm so sorry. My parents had a sheltie for 14 years, Sebastian, and he was the best dog we ever had. They finally had to put him down as he was suffering too much and it was a terrible day for all of us. What a beautiful breed and Callie was a perfect example.

Amy said...

(((Big Hugs)))

Anonymous said...

http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm

So sorry for our loss! HUGS!

Shirley said...

GIANT HUGS to you all....