Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Annie of Australia

by Catherine
(Pleasant Hill, CA)

My Annie died two weeks ago and I cannot recover from her death, she was 11.5 years old and died from Hemangiosarcoma. She showed no signs until the last two weeks. She was my best friend, my protector and my Annie dog who knew what was best with her keen sense. I never wanted to live without her and she has helped me through illness and disease of breast cancer. I thought we had until age 14 to be together and her death came as a sudden surprise. She was a bi-colored Aussie, beautiful and so smart and I love her so very much.

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Mar 23, 2010
by: Diane

I am so sorry for your loss. I just can't even imagine losing my "girl." Even though she's just over a year old, I dread the day I will have to say goodbye. I treasure every minute with her as I am sure you did with Annie. Prayers and Hugs to you.

Mar 23, 2010
Loss of Annie
by: Nonnie

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We lost our first Aussie just one week shy of her first birthday. We had never had an Aussie before Carly. We fell completely in love with her at first sight. She was so smart and so much fun. She learned 10-15 commands in just a few months. She was always happy and brought us hours of joy. She went to bed one night at 9:00 perfectly normal. At 11:00 my husband woke me up saying there was something wrong with Carly. She had pooped in her kennel which she never did and it was very bloody. I literally had to drag her out of the kennel. We rushed her to the emergency clinic. They diagnosed her with gastrointestinal hemorrhage. At first they gave her 50% chance, but within 30 minutes they realized that they could not stop the bleeding and her chances dropped to maybe 30%. She was in pain and almost comatose. We elected to put her to sleep just one week shy of her first birthday. We kept our hands on her and talked to her until she was gone. I have never cried so hard or so long for a pet. At first I didn't want another dog, then I wanted to wait 4-5 months at least. But within two months we had decided to get another Aussie, but that's another story.

Jul 28, 2010
So sorry
by: Laura

I notice we live near one another and I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I just lost my Aussie of 15 years last week. I hope they were able to find one another over the rainbow. BIG HUGS to you.

Oct 04, 2010
so sorry about the loss of your best friend
by: Wilda

I am so sorry. Ihope and pray that your broken heart will heal, and that you will be able to remember the good times, and someday be able to love another Aussie, if not for yourself, bit for the sake of the one you lost. There are so many out there just waiting to love someone, and be loved in return. God was kind to you, he sent you a little angel to be there with you in your toughest times, her work was done, and she lived a good life with you. We lost our boy after only 5 years, and he was epileptic since he was 2. we loved him so, its only been a few weeks, and we still cry, but we know we need to love another Aussie. God be with you, and be your healer and strength.

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