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.