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Annie would have turned 14 today; we did not adopt her until she was a few months older than a year but we knew her story because she was born while her mama was under the care of our local shelter.

I read a meme that said something like "everyone thinks they have the best dog in the world; and everyone is right." She indeed was the best dog in the world -- and yes, so was yours :-)

Her mama was a blue heeler; dad was a mystery man but likely some terrier-ish fellow. She was such a gentle dog; so quiet; very timid of new things. She was such a velcro dog, truly my shadow to the point of hilarity (I was never lonely in the bathroom!). She had big "radar" ears that were so expressive -- they wiggled, wagged, pointed. My mom used to say she had entire conversations with her ears. She had a tendency to look worried. We were always saying "Annie, what are you worried about?"

She traveled all over the west with us -- Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho. She was the perfect traveler -- quiet in the car; quiet in hotels.

I am rather shy and her appearance prompted endless approaches by strangers pondering her breed; it was good for me to talk to strangers about her. I used to say she was a Disney dog. My favorite guess was just a couple weeks before she died. "Is that a hyena?" Uh, no.

She has been gone about 6 weeks now. I miss her each and every day. Today was particularly emotional; those "firsts" are hard.

I hope this link works -- Annie on the drizzley Oregon coast a few years ago.

I miss you, sweet girl.

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Aww.. she was a beauty. Happy birthday Annie!

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Happy Birthday, Abby! She was beautiful. I'm so sorry for the loss of your loving friend. xoxo

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We indeed all have the best dogs in the world.
Happy Heavenly 14th Birthday, Annie!

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Thanks! Annie was such a wonderful dog.

Last night we were reminiscing about her one vice: counter surfing for human food, as well as "eating" non-food items that I made the mistake of leaving out. She ate vaseline, foot scrub, cuticle oil, two loaves of raisin bread (hello, ER vet), raw zucchini the neighbor shared with us, hand lotion, a fairly large bags of peanuts in the shell, and on and on.

I dozed off on the sofa while reading last night. I got up to go to bed in a sleepy daze and caught myself before I chirped "bedtime, Annie!" which was the routine when I went to bed. Sigh.

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What a beautiful girl. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom

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Annie is so beautiful! I have two little "Velcro" dogs. Wherever I am they are right there too.

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She is a lovely girl very unique looking!

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Twinkiesmom: I retired about 9 years ago; when I first retired she would follow me all day around the house. We used to laugh and wonder if she was thinking "this is exhaustng! when is she going back to work so I can go back to sleeping all day?!"

Trixie: So unique. I wish I had a dime every time I was asked her breed. I regret not having her DNA done. Over the years, we met a few of her siblings (long story but they were born to heeler at a shelter) and she was slightly scruffier than the others who looked more like traditional heelers.
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