Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care

Thank You For Choosing Me

by Ed
(Denver, Colorado)

Our last summer together

Our last summer together

In 2009 I lost my Miniature Schnauzer "Fritz" to old age. I brought Fritz home when he was only two months old, and sent him home to God when he was almost 15 years old. He was my friend, and loyal companion. I will miss him always.

Shortly after Fritz passed, I found myself at the Denver Dumb Friends League where I met CoCo. CoCo was a 5 or 6 year Aussie Shepherd mix that had endured an extremely difficult life.

It was love at first sight :)

CoCo came home with me that same day and it was if we had known one another all our lives. There was a brief "re-adjustment" period but after CoCo realized she was loved, safe, and had a forever home, she quickly dialed right in.

Life with CoCo was great! She was incredibly smart, obedient, protective, loyal, loving and playful. Truth be told, I can't recall ever having a bad day with her.

CoCo went with me everywhere she could and she loved car rides! Next to long walks and tummy rubs, rides in the Jeep where her favorite.

I lost CoCo this past December following an illness that she could not be saved from. My heart broke when I knew I'd have to send her home to God's green fields.

I held her closely, and cried like a baby while telling her over and over how much I loved her, what a good girl she was and how happy I am that I was chosen to be her forever friend.

I softly kissed her head, bid farewell to my girl, and CoCo went to sleep… I pray God was there to welcome her to Heaven with a cookie in his hands. :)

RIP girl… You are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure.

I'll meet you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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Feb 01, 2012
thank you
by: Anonymous

thank you for sharing a clip of your life with your dogs, especially Coco. it brought tears to my eyes as I read it. I understand perfectly. We lost our Luke only 2 years ago. He was only 5 years old, he died due to epilepsy. shortly after, we got Cooper, he is 1 years old now, but he has brought a lot of healing to our lives, and laughter, and comfort and joy. I pray you will be comforted knowing you gave them both good loving homes, and they are at peace now. I also pray you find a another special friend should you choose to seek one.

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