The Ladies

The Ladies

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lady II crossed the Rainbow Bridge

It saddens me to share that that I lost one of the collies this evening.  Lady II put on a good fight for the past year but but fell quickly this week.  I tried to hang on to her until Christmas but God was calling her home for Christmas.  She is now with her pal Deacon, being introduced to all her doggie siblings.

I adopted her from the Keys in 2007 at the age of 7 or 8 years old.  She had a skin fungus that covered her entire body and I was told she would never grow fur again.  Her story was she was left tied to a tree and her owners moved and left her.  From the lack of socialization skills, and her fear of loud noises, the vet said she was tied to the tree her entire life.  To most people, she was unadoptable but to me she was a beautiful collie wondering what she did wrong.  That same day she became a Jaeger!  In less than a year and thousands of dollars at the groomers she got all of her fur back and finally looked like a happy collie.

In the 5 1/2 years as a Jaeger she lived in Key West, Panama City and Valdosta Ga.  She has met so many great people who have helped her learn and grow along the way and to that I say thank you! 

My dear Lady, I will miss you forever but I know you are pain free now.  Rest in peace sweet baby girl and watch over your sister as we protect her and try our best to make her as comfortable as possible with her arthritis.


  1. She will always be with you and will forever watch over your pack.

  2. We are friends of Key West Collies. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your beautiful Lady II will be with you always.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Our condolences,
    Skye, the MoondanceHuskies Sleddog team, kitties and mom Joan

  3. I'm so sorry, words provide little comfort, but she had a good life and knew what it meant to be loved because of you.

  4. I learned of your loss from Key West Collies. I am so very sorry that Lady II is gone. She had a pretty awful life until she found a loving home with you. God bless you for taking her in and loving her. May the memories of her life with you, give you some comfort in these sad days.

    Dianne and Duffy

  5. Hi Dianne,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We were at the Key West Collies' blog and read about Lady II's passing away. You adopted her when she was in a very sad state, and then you nursed her into the beautiful dog who I see on your blog, she must be very happy and proud to have found you. In this difficult time, we send our prayers and thoughts to you.


  6. We also are here from Key West Collies. I'm so very happy she had you for the last years of her life. What a gift she was to you and you to her. I'm sure she loved you so very much. Hugs to you and the rest of your family. It's a big loss, but aren't we lucky we have them at all!

  7. Well, just another one from Key West Collies. We wish we had known about your blog sooner. My Vickie's first Search and REscue dog was a handsome tri-color collie and it broke her heart again to read of your loss.

    WE hope you will continue to blog as we are now your newest followers and want to check in often and get our fix of collie pictures.

    Sending love and hope
    Bert and My Vickie