Maddie & Mose
Savannah’s Magic Melody “Maddie”
November 22, 1988 - January 16, 2002
It has now been a year. Although the holidays have been good, they
have been clouded by your loss.
Your corner by me, as I write, is still vacant. I look for you there,
still, without thinking of you being gone. I miss you. I miss your
friendship, your beauty, your quiet ways. May our time apart seem shortened
when we are re-joined in eternity. I love you….
Las Rocosa Mosaic of Savannah “Mose”
October 2, 1987 - July, 2001
Now a year and a half has passed… the two Christmases…your stocking
still here as is your presence at the front door….ever-guarding. You always
made everyone feel safe, even in your old age. Thank-you for your
friendship, your love, your need to protect those you loved. Your mind so
good, your body failing caused you to leave before you were ready. Please
guard and protect those from our home before you and those that may come.
Until we meet again.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by
Maggie May ~ 6/4/88-5/2/03
|Maggi May was a dog who taught me a whole lot. And kept quite a few
horses in line as well. Maggi was a true worker, a true herding dog. She went to
work with me everyday. If she heard thundering hoofbeats she knew she had to
herd the horse back to the barn. Sometimes if she was bored she would chase the
baby horses around because she knew the mares would get upset and start to run
too. Maggi showed me how to care for others and how to be a good dog owner. She
put the love in loyal, and the heart into friendship. She was loved by so many
people and dogs. She even showed me that she too and love another animal the day
she brought home a baby kitten. Maggi May was a very smart dog, she always
worked hard whether it was making me happy or keeping the horses in line.
As the years went on I saw Maggi was slowing down but still found things to
do. When I brought home another Aussie puppy she knew she had a job to do and
that was showing him how things worked. She showed him how to be a good dog and
how to even beg just the right way.
When Maggi could no longer function the way she liked, she was
devastated. I know she did not want me to see her this way. Maggi, you were the
best and you will be forever in my heart. Thank you for everything, you
truly were a faithful companion and a life long friend.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Krista King.
||Sometimes something so wonderful and totally life changing comes into your life and you don't realize what is happening. That is what happened when Martini came into our lives in November of 1990. She was God's gift to me to get well. I had been very ill before Tini came into my life. She was just what I needed-- the dog who never stopped playing frisbee. She was a handful. But what a girl she was! She competed in frisbee
for 10 years. She was retired last fall at the age of 12.
Martini closed her eyes to sleep for the last time on June 1, 2002. She was 13. Good night, Sweet Girl. Your footprints will dance on our hearts forever.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Gayle & family
Please go to Tini's page
to read about her battle with a little known tick-borne disease,
ehrlichia. perhaps reading her story will help
save the life of another dog!
Mary Lavey Morris
my first baby
my amber-eyed terror
my eager companion
my comfort, my healer
my dignified lady
my best girl
Sadly missed by Sarah Morris, Oregon
||Matilda was the baby of the group and loved to smile just about every day. She
was full of life and always pestering the other two doggies. However, she enjoyed life and
gave me great love and was always there when I needed a hug. We often called her the mouse
because she was always under your feet and sneaking around to make you laugh.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Linda and Charlie De Long Chino Hills, CA
Mayberry ~ Nightwatch's Mayberry
In loving memory of Mayberry...
you picked me...I went looking for a black tri male puppy and
came home with a year old blue merle bitch...that day at the breeders, she
let you out, and with her, her family, and a few others standing there you
ran directly to me, and decided I was yours...and from that day on you never
left my side. Through the hardest times in my life you were there, my
fearless protector, my constant shadow. And when Emma came, to you she was
just another piece of me, and you were the same to her. You were not just a
pretty face, although you showed beautifully, at the end of the day you
would lie next to my bed, or under Emma's crib, not caring about ribbons or
points, only the people you loved. You were my canine soulmate, and the hole
you left in my heart is as fresh and painful now as that February day when
you left without saying goodbye. Some days are better than others, but it is
When you left Parker sat outside and stared...he didn't
understand where you were, he didn't want to be alone, crying when he was
outside. Josephine kept smelling your bed, laying in it, but it didn't seem
to feel right to her. Emma kept asking why her "Bebe" went to Heaven. I
stayed in bed for 3 days. It was Poppa who took you and wrapped you in your
blanket, and laid you in the frozen ground with your favorite toy. He
scrubbed that one tiny spot of blood off the road so I would never again
have to see it.
I resented the neighbors dog who you had chased out
there, you were only protecting your family. I wished horrible things on the
person who hit you and drove away, leaving you in the snow, denying you the
chance to be saved. I wondered why you had never gone into the road before,
so why this day? I cursed God for taking you. I had nightmares, thinking I
heard you barking, and awoke to realize it was only coyotes.
I have yet to get another Aussie. But finally, after a
few years I rescued a mix breed scrap of a dog, barely 5 pounds. When I
brought her home she was only 5 weeks and I whispered into her soft little
puppy ears, "you're damn lucky you have Maibes as your guardian Angel, as
she left some pretty big shoes to fill!" I must say, you are teaching her
well, now almost a year old, she loves her Mama with every inch of her
being, tries to protect me as best she can, and has made me love a dog
We love you and miss you everyday...Mom, Emma, Nona,
Poppa, Josephine, and Parker
Merle ~ 3/14/95 - 7/4/01
||Your heart was as beautiful as you were. You were always looking out for me,
and I couldn't wait to see you waiting on the porch for me at the end of a work day. As
noble as you were, you were always the first to flop on your back for a good belly rub.
You are truly missed by everyone who ever met you. You're with your Dad and Copper now,
and I can't wait to see all of you again someday.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Chris
|We lost our Merlin to hemangiosarcoma January
16. He was a adopted from the Stanislaus pound when he was 7 to 9 months
old in April of 1996. Merlin was very very much an alpha Aussie...his
herding style was like that of a lion trainer...he let the sheep KNOW who's
boss right from the get go!
was a phenomenal friend, pet and was beloved by all who knew him.
Owned, loved and sadly
missed by Ben Westheimer
Mick 01/19/96 - 06/04/99
||Mick was a beautiful but very troubled dog. He was the ultimate Jekyll and
Hyde. I know that he loved me dearly, and he must have led a very confusing life, lost at
times in a blind rage that he could not control. He was there for me when I was alone;
traveled across the country with me; and taught me a lot about how dogs could be--bad and
good. I have new Aussies now, and they are happy dogs with no temperament problems. But
they are not Mick. He was one-of-a-kind, and I hope that he is relieved of his pain as he
waits for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Suzanne Day
6 Mar 2001
10 Jun 2002
Midget, as he was affectionately known, was a once
in a lifetime friend. If you'd ever met him you know how he could jump into
your heart and steal it away. He weighed less than 8 oz when he was born. I
arrived home from work one day to find little a puppy, no bigger than a
field mouse, pushed away from the others. He was very cold and lethargic.
That was the day he jumped into my heart and buried himself deep.
Despite having a tremendous will to live and be
happy, life started getting tough on him in May of 2002. One back leg
paralyzed and he was in extreme pain. What was I to do? Midget died quietly
in my arms at the age of 15 months.
Midget, I'm sorry life had to end this way. You
tried so hard never to let me see your pain. As you sat by my chair trying
to sleep, the pain not allowing you to lie down, I could see your pain. When
you saw me watching you, that wonderful smile came across your face as if to
say, "I'm ok mom, I really am". You were a trooper. A one of a kind. I love
you with all my heart. It's broken now and I'm not sure it will ever mend. I
still wonder if I've done the right thing by easing your pain. You worked so
hard to overcome what life gave you. You never gave up, and some times I
feel that by forever easing your pain I gave up on you. Please understand
that I didn't want you to live in the kind of pain you were in any more. You
couldn't lower your head to eat or drink. And it hurt to lie down and sleep.
Dicer made a wonderful pillow for you during these times. Now the pain is
gone and you are free to play and jump and run without the pain. Rest in
peace my friend, rest in peace.
Please go to
to read about his life long battle with spinal deformities.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Georgena Graham
Mikey 1991 - 12/26/00
||I lost my Aussie, Mikey today ! He was 9 years old and a real joy in my life,
he came to me when I lost my father and he helped ease the pain, he was my Friend and he
loved me. He always slept under my bedroom window, as he did not like being inside, he
came thru alot of sad times in my life when I would hug him and talk to him as if he knew
exactly what I was saying, the most intelligent dog I ever knew. I will grieve for you
Mikey, and I will know I did the right thing by not letting you suffer any longer with
Kidney failure. Saying goodbye to you today broke my heart.... The Doggie Angels have you
now and you will be in my heart for the rest of my life. I love you and miss you so much.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Marcia & John, and Molly and Maggie your Dog
Minnie was only 5 weeks old when we lost
her. We miss her so much!
We are raising her brother Manson and
still think of her every day! We love you Minnie!!
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Deborah McLeman
"Mollywogs" aka LasRocosa GudGolyMissMolly STDcds
February 3, 1998 - November 23, 2009
What do'ya mean, stay?
Do I look like I'm moving?
I lost a piece of my heart today
I woke up to find you were gone.
I lost a piece of my heart today,
like you couldn't stay here for long.
Eleven years and nine short months,
You brightened all of my days.
Gave me loving & laughter & beautiful
The whole ranch was under your gaze.
I lost a piece of my heart today,
My beautiful Molly is gone.
Miss Molly, you were a wonderful girl,
always ready to make us all laugh with your antics. You loved to work livestock but far
preferred putting on a show for anyone who was watching and might clap or
cheer. And never once did you ever fail to make
me laugh when I was sad, your heart just seemed to know what was going on in my head.
Rest easy sweet Mollywogs, I miss your
spinny little body greeting me every time we met.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Jeni & Foss Gallichan
loving memory of "Good Golly Miss Molly", born May 26th 2002, killed in a
car accident on December 31st 2002.
Although Molly's life was short, our soulful brown-eyed Aussie brought us
much love and enjoyment. She left such an empty space in our home that we
have a new puppy, an Australian Shepherd of course, named "Annie Oakley".
Happy Trails Little
|Our precious Molly left us on June 8, 2001. We miss her more than words can
say. She was a little dog with a huge & amazing heart. She would've done anything for
us, anything. Whenever we went away and had to leave her, the best part about coming home
was getting out of the truck and having her come to greet us. She'd bounce, wiggle, jump
and would let out her funny squeals of joy! It warmed my heart everytime. Molly lived to
work for us. Even if she wasn't actually helping, just her thinking that she was and
seeing the proud look on her face was wonderful enough for me. She would ride in the
tractor for hours. She loved it, just because it meant spending time with her Dad! When we
drove our draft horses she would just go crazy with excitement. This was her favorite
thing to do. The sound of the harness and the horses feet would make her wild! Molly loved
riding up on the wagon. I think she actually thought she was the driver! I sometimes think
Molly knew horses better than most horsemen! She was quite a dog! What I loved most about
Molly was her sincerity. She loved us more than any person would ever love us. She
couldn't say it in words, but she let us know everyday! Molly, we miss you & love you
always. From Mom & Dad.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Kelly & Lyle Farquhar
Molly - Oakshores Miss Molly CD - 01/07/83 - 06/15/99
||My Molly, I loved you from the second I saw you. You will always be my
"Special Girl". I miss you so much every day. I love you Molly-Moo.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Vicki & Jim Dickey.
Mullen - Nicket's Mullen Kintyre 9/2/96 - 1/9/97
|Mullen was a little darling. She immediately won all our hearts including old
Joey who didn't have much use for "youngsters" if they were dogs. You were only
with us for a little while but we loved you dearly...rest easy sweet baby.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Jeni & Foss Gallichan - Mikatura
Mysti - May 7, 2000 ~ March 2003
I have to thank Debern Kennels for Mysti. She was with our loving
family for 2 years and 10 months. In that time she spent a lot of time at
the vets with Dr Leanne and Dr Andrew, Nancy and Mindy where she kept up her
normal routine as entertainer and clown. One of Mysti’s special sleeping
places was the kitchen table...It was a no no, but when told to get down she
would turn and give the family person a big Aussie Hug. Hugs were great for
getting her out of trouble, nobody could resist her. She also spent a lot of
time sitting at the table on a chair just looking around. Mysti had a
sheltie friend the same age, Canadian and International Champion Debern's A
Song for Luba who was always close by. She was too short to reach the
heights that Mysti could but they were a team and helped each other into
mischief. Mom Vi had mouse traps in all excavations in the back yard but
Luba was great at setting them off then they could dig. Mysti had three very
favourite toys; a very large yellow tennis ball (her second favourite), a
stuffed Canada Goose (her most favourite) that she took with her on
her walk over the rainbow bridge, and a puddle where she loved to splash and
play in the summer. And best of all she could get away with stuff by looking
sad and giving us her special hugs and all was forgiven. We miss Mysti and
all Aussies and a new aussie boy named Dyg'r will come in August to help
look after Mysti’s family for her and keep the household "Aussified". Her
life was short due to lots of medical problems unknown to Aussies she was
with us long enough to get our family well trained.
She had been very sick and was called "The Mystery Dog" by vets all
over North America. Her medical problems were basically unknown in Aussies.
It all started with copper toxicosis, unknown in Aussies. The vets all said
it was nothing to do with the breed or breeder, just an unfortunate luck of
the draw. She was a happy dog even sick as she was and always loved to stand
up and give hugs.
Sadly missed by Vi and family.
seems so long ago when I first met you, but looking back on all the time we
had together (12 years) it feels like yesterday. You were flying around and
over the hay bale fence with your Mother and sister as I drove into the
farmers yard. I never had a choice which dog to pick, your sister was going
to stay on the farm to learn from your mother and you were the last puppy.
What I did not know then was how lucky I was to get you my friend. We bonded
the first day and that bond of Love and trust grew stronger over the years,
so strong was your trust in me I never really had to teach you. You always
seemed to know what I wanted or needed you to do.
close this now and ask for your understanding about the last ride we had
together I am only human and did what I though was best for you. I have your
ashes on my desk but know your spirit is free to run on the wind forever now
and some day I'll see you again.
Nika, forgive me for someday I will want another dog like you ever though it
will never take your place in my heart.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by
the Eric & the entire Kirkwood
to see more photos of Nika and to read the full text of Eric's beautiful
tribute to her
CH Sugarbushs Lasting
||Today I lost a friend, Nikki. It has been a
hard battle these last few years but we have treasured each day we have had
Nikki was special
from the start. She was one of a kind dog, a heart dog. From carrying socks
around to just being with you when you needed her. She was the leader in the
house for years and Nikki was my first Champion to finish!
Thank you Nikki for the time we did get to
spend with you. Thank you for the love. Thank you for the wonderful
children.... We treasure you and you will always be a part of my
We love you,
Heidi and your babies
Western Hills Dream Catcher II, CD, OA, OAJ, RS-O, OAC, GS-O, OGC,
JS-N, NJC,NAC-V,RV-N,NJC-V,JV-N,NGC-V,GV-N,TN-N, U-AGI,HIC, CGC (Jessie)
A-Ch/Gr. Ch Western Hills Marshall Dillon, HIC, Major pointed AKC (Dillon),
Western Hills in Motion NA, NAJ, RS-N, NAC, GS-N, NGC (Fly),
ASCA Ch. Western Hills Ruckus Rodeo, DNA-VP, pointed AKC (Ruckus).
Western Hills Miss Kitty, Calico
Owned, loved and sadly missed by
the Mobley family, Western Hills Aussies
To read Heidi's full tribute to
Nikki, please click here.
Nisa was a beautiful girl, owned and loved by a family with two small
children. Please click here to read the story of how Nisa was accidently shot by a man who
mistook her for a wolf. Nisa is now watching her "kids" with their new
Aussie pup and probably smiling to see them smiling again...rest easy sweet girl.
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Ralph, Andrew & Elizabeth Kapteyn
Odie - Mark's Odie ASCA/AKC CD, CGC 12/90 - 07-97
||Odie was only with me for 4 years and it was she who kindled the love for the
breed in my heart. All that I do for rescue, I do for her. Odie was a very dark red bi,
very intense, and I loved her passionately. In loving memory of Marks' Odie
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Kay Marks. Please click here
to see a tribute to Odie's memory.
Kuypers Okie Chevron
Okie was a one of a kind. He owned my pickup but I
was allowed to drive it to take him places! He smiled and talked all the
time, if I ignored him... he would paw me or poke me with his nose and start
wooo-woooing in a low tone... If I had trouble loading a horse in the
trailer or a cow into the vet chute... he was right there waiting for me to
give the load command. At times I had horses refuse to back out of a
trailer... on command he would race up the opposite side of the trailer and
into the feed bunk of the offending horse and bark and threaten to nip the
horses nose and make it back out of the trailer....
I have had Aussies for the last 20 years but I had
Okie for the longest, did the most with him and he was a faithful,
protector, partner and friend. I had often told people that he wasn’t the
only friend I had but he was the bestest!
Hopefully, with a new Aussie friend, I won’t miss my
old one so bad... but he will not be forgotten
and sadly missed
by Scott n Sheila Kuyper
Please click here to read more about Okie
Ole - Slydrock's Eric the Red
||Ole was "ours" for 3-1/2 years. Ole, we will always miss you,
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Janet Kitchens & family.
Oscar - April 1983 - December 1998
|Oscar was my dog, and I mean that in the truest sense of the word. He would
stick by me like glue and protect me with his life. He would fetch anything and knew all
the toys by name (Frisbee, stick, ball, ..etc.). I even taught him to bring in the
newspaper. There will never be another dog like him. He is missed more than he will ever
Owned, loved and sadly missed by Rebecca Whitelock.
Due to the ever increasing number of Aussie Angels
on this site we have split them into several pages in order that the site load more quickly.
Please use the links below to see the pictures and words of memory for the wonderful dogs
who are now over the Rainbow Bridge.
Aussie Angels with call names A
with call names D through L
Aussie Angels with call names M
Aussie Angels with call names
For more links to wonderful poetry dedicated to
furbuddies who are over the bridge click on any of the following links, please
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Pet Loss Poem List
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set up by some of our friends….thank you Gail and Debbie, for your lovely
Gail Pollock's photo tribute page for Aussies.
photo tribute page for all furkids who have left their loving families.
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