Goodbye My Dear Sweet Shadow
(Goodyear, Arizona, USA)
Harley was my best buddy for almost 6 years. He passed away unexpectedly last weekend. His absence has left a huge hole in my heart.
I came upon Harley when he was 9 months old. He was bred for show but did not conform to standards due to a slight overbite. Boy, that was my lucky day! Thus began a journey filled with joy, laughter and love.
Harley loved to chase jack rabbits in the high desert of southern New Mexico, learning to find them by watching my hand signals. He never caught one, but boy did he love to run through the brush after them... head popping up from time to time looking for a sign from me on which way to go.
He was the frisbee king at the park. People would oooh and aah over his amazing agility and flare for catching and retrieving a disc. He would take his Aerobie ring and flip it over his neck while running back to me, flipping it back off and dropping it before dashing off in anticipation of the next throw.
He was a clown who could make me smile no matter how down I was. He always did things in a big way, like bringing me the morning paper after tossing it around in the driveway a few times. One day he decided I needed more than one paper so he went up and down the street bringing me back the neighbors papers! And oh how I will miss his wiggle butt and Aussie grin!!
I love you Harley. We didn't have long together, but we made the most of it every day!