Wanted to let you know about the recent passing of Opie (fka Shep).
You all transferred him to National English Shepherd Rescue and we
adopted him from NESR in 2003. He died on Monday from hemmorhagic
gastroenteritis. It was extremely fast and, thankfully, he did not suffer
long. But we are heartbroken that we only got to share his life for 8 short
I can truly say Opie changed our lives for the better. After adopting
him from NESR, I became very involved with that rescue group and we
went on to adopt 2 more dogs from them. Opie was involved in both
agility and herding for a while, but his favorite pastime was
watching over our home, our small flock of goats and chickens, and
riding in the old truck with my husband. Opie was my husband's best
buddy. Ope was a big challenge as a puppy, smarter than any dog
I've ever known, and became a thoughtful and sensitive adult dog.
Once he got to know a stranger, they were his friend forever.
fellow rescue volunteer, I know that there are days it is hard to
keep going. When I feel that way, I go back to "happy homes"
stories. So I wanted to let you know that your efforts in saving
Opie's life had a huge ripple effect: You saved him, we adopted a
couple more, and then continued to help other families find dogs as
fine as Opie.
I am attaching a couple photos of him taken recently. Thank you
for saving his life. We will miss him so very much.
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