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Guide To Australian Shepherd Training & Care


by Catherine & Karl DeBoeser
(Allentown, PA)

Gabe among the pine needles

Gabe among the pine needles

It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news that our beloved family pet, Gabe, has left this world to explore and chase in heavenly fields and forests. He was going to be 15 years old on St. Patrick's Day... but it was not to be. We have to believe there is a special place in heaven for faithful and dear companions and are are sure he has already picked out a favourite "sunny" spot. He would have never been a show dog - too big at 72 lbs, but he was a champion in our hearts. We were so blessed to have had the companionship and love of such a great dog. We know you dog owners and dog lovers understand the sorrow our family feels. Our son was 3 and daughter was 6 when we brought him home those many years ago, and we have all changed, grown and aged since that innocent age; and we couldn't have asked for a more suitable companion with whom to share all those amazing years that have flown by in the virtual blink of an eye. The beautiful, stubborn, smart, hairy, ornery, slobbery, gregarious Australian Shepherd, who loved to be with us and to lie in the sun on the pine needles in our back yard, will be sadly missed. Tears.

Blessings, the DeBoeser Family

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Mar 21, 2010
Heartfelt wishes
by: Diane

Your story brought me to tears. I truly feel your pain. It's amazing the joy and love a dog can bring to our lives. We are the lucky ones for getting to share in their lives. Hugs and blessings to you.

Mar 24, 2010
Heart broken
by: Mariposa

The picture of your 'Gabe' brought memories of our 'Tish' with almost the same story. We were fortunate to have her 16 years. There is no replacing these wonderful creatures. I've had nothing but Aussie and Aussie crosses throughout my many years and each one remains in my heart, as Gabe will yours. The Aussies are what I like to describe as another of God's gifts to humans. In my old age I'm now starting with 2 female Aussies... now 5 months. They are a handful but we are loving every minute of it. You, too, will go on and I'm sure it will be with another Aussie.

Oct 04, 2010
so sorry for your loss
by: Wilda

I am so sorry for the loss of your Gabe. But I am happy to see that he lived a long, good, loved life. He was beautiful. My boy, Luke was only 5 yars old, he died from a cluster of an epileptic attack, he had been suffering with them since he tured 2. He was a good 65 pounds. solid, yet he could run, and jump like no bodys business.

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