My Best Buddie "Lassie"

I went to our local dog pound wanting to find a dog, but I found so much more, I found my best buddie Lassie and brought him home 10 years ago.

My son Ryan grew up with Lassie and he was so great with him. Lassie knew Ryan was special and that he couldn't jump on him due to multiple heart surgeries.

Lassie was 14 years old and we just lost him due to cancer on Sep. 14, 2010. There is such an empty feeling here now.

Lassie is buried in a beautiful place at my parents home as we have a rental home, but without Lassie it is a very lonely home now !!!

Lassie was such a beautiful dog, with long reddish and white hair. He looked just like "Lassie" on the TV show. He was a blessing to our lives ! We miss you and love you, Lass Lass !!

The Shepherd Family

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Sorry for your loss
by: Trudi

May the happy memories of your beloved Buddie "Lassie" be the salve to heal your broken hearts.

May the enclosed poem offer some comfort at this very sad time....

I Loved You Best
-Jim Willis 2002

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
but they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this...I loved you best.

by: Laura

Dear Shepherd Family,

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Lassie.

As a life-long Collie fancier, I understand your sorrow, and hope another fine dog someday finds its way into your hearts.

by: Awiz

Every one of us who has ever been owned by a collie shares what you are feeling right now, even great collie authors: "I wonder if it's heretical to believe that when at last my tired feet shall tread the Other Shore, a madly welcoming swirl of Collies will bound forward, circling and barking around me, to lead me Home!"
Albert Payson Terhune

Please let us know if the collie community can assist you in future to find a new Lassie, either a puppy or a rescue. Our local representatives are listed at the following link where you can find a knowledgeable person near you:

Best Wishes
Candy Wisnieski
Norwood Collies New Jersey, member of the Collie Club of America
Collie Health Foundation
Collie Club of Northern NJ
American Working Collie Association

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