Our beloved Casey passed away last week, she was almost 14. The above is one of my favorite pictures of her, she loved the beach and was so joyous there.
I can’t write too much because I will start sobbing. She was the best dog ever…smart, patient, loving, and calm. She was a couch potato of an Aussie in many ways. When my husband and I were still working, we took the dogs to a doggie-day-care business in Oakland. They would say that if the dogs were human, Casey would be the captain of the chess team and Quinn (her sister from a later litter) would be captain of the volleyball team. It was a good description of their personalities.
Here are a few of my favorite photos from past years.
They would both wait patiently at the door until we came home.
She adored belly rubs.
There have been many visiting doggie friends over the years, she got along with them all.
She was joined at the hip by her sister, Quinn.
She loved playing ball at Seaside Beach.
Her coat was so thick and heavy that we had her clipped in the warmer weather. She immediately looks half her size.
And then there were three…Shanna joined the pack.
Puppy Shanna adored Casey but certainly tried her patience.
Quinn is not alone. Shanna joins her on the porch to watch for squirrels and the UPS delivery van.
We buried Casey among the trees so that she could become part of the surrounding forest. She loved the freedom of Fort Bragg, being outside with me while I gardened.