My beloved girl Jet has passed away, she was taken ill and had to be pts on Monday, she had bladder cancer for 3 years and it became unfair to carry on.
What do I say as a fitting eulogy to this perfect friend, Jet was a half sister to my Opal (also sadly passed), and Jet was bred by Gwen Beaden
I had Jet since a small pup and she died at 14.5 yrs so her life was long. Jet was my foundation girl and is behind most of my collies. Jet was the boss of all the dogs and she made her presence felt and kept all the others in line even the new pups would toe the line with her she was never afraid to put any of the pack in there place.
Jet had a great show career she won many classes and she had many best of breeds and best veterans in breeds, she loved to show and would show for anyone, soon as she went into the ring she would strut her stuff and she was still doing this at the grand old age of 12, with many judges not believing her age, too say I was so proud to have Jet in the ring with me is an understatement
My fav memory of us together was at a show in the veteran bitch class, there was 3 of us and her breeder Gwen was there watching along with quite a few long well established breeders all watching, Jet and me did our stuff and Barry moved her round the ring, then the judge came and gave us first place, then we went on to beat the best veteran dog and so we won Best veteran in breed, when Jet and Barry did there lap of honour everyone cheered and clapped her as she went round that was a wonderful moment
She kept the sooty black coat and long skirts right up till the end, she was the ultimate show girl. We shared her life for so long I cant believe she's gone, and this happened just a week after loosing her best friend Captain, together they are Caprioara I owe them both everything. So now Jet you can run free and beat up Captain and keep him in check just like the old days, I hope your together, Both Soda and Pearl your kids here are missing you as are the many grandkids.
Jet you had such presence that's why we are all so gutted and just cant get over you, you have given us so much so Myriehewe Ouija Board via Caprioara (cant believe that's the last time I will write that ) my Jet my Queen of Caprioara let your spirit fly run free old girl, enjoy eternity.