Friday 1 March 2013

Zoe - gone but never forgotten.

Zoe - 22/2/98 to 19/2/13

After a long stuggle with failing health we lost our beloved dog on 19th February -just three days before she would have been fifteen.
She had a long and happy life and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
My son was reminding me how, when he was having a huge bonfire at the old house, Zoe would fetch sticks and break them for him.
When I was teaching I used to bring my Year Six class over for a visit in the summer - I recall one of the boys saying she was a better goal keeper than the one in the school team.
She never ran away when we took her out and always returned when we called. Quite unlike the flat-coat retrievers we had had before. One of them, Othello, was found at Sy Osyth - six miles from where we lived. We think he chased a deer over the fields and got there that way.
Zoe loved to play with a ball. When we got fed up with throwing it to her she would drop it down the stairs and collect it, then do this again and again. I've seen her throwing a ball acorss the grass in order to run after it.
Her favourite game was throwing the ball to you and then catching it when you threw it back. She could also lie on her back and hold a ball between her front paws.
If you asked her to fetch things she knew what you wanted and would run and get it. Border Collies are the brightest of dogs.
We only have this one photo of her because she was camera shy - this was taken last winter.
We'll never forget her- she was an amazing little dog.
Fenella J Miller.


  1. So sorry to hear of your loss, Fenella. Grief is the price we pay for love.

    She's still with you, it's just that you can't see her any more.


  2. Thanks, Jan. It's strange but we both keep hearing noises in what was her room and a glimpse of a black bin bag makes my heart jump for a second. It's easier this week than last.