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As hard as it is for me to write at this time, word about Dream’s passing is spreading fast, so I will give it a try:
We lost the best dog in the world (that lived in the Anderson’s house) on Friday night. Dream was more than just a great Obedience dog. Dream taught my whole family how to dream, when dreaming seemed impossible. I needed her as much as she needed me.
It is hard to believe, but Dream did things her way and I seemed to be along for the ride, and it was a great ride. Dream had a let’s do it – life is good attitude; she loved the moving stand in the obedience ring most because this was the time someone would pet her! She would stand tall and bring her head way back to watch the judge go over her. I was asked many times by spectators “why do you let her bring her head so far back to watch the judge?” “Let her! Dream is doing it her way – there are no points off for watching the judge, and Dream knows that.” Of course there are points off when Dream knew the moving stand was next and she had to have her happy feet on! She tried to cover up the forge by bringing her head way back over her back. The judge would say “she is forged a little,” I would say “you think?” Dream is probably best remembered at a show by her warm up, lying on her back just moments before going into the ring, getting a doggy massage and playing with her toy.
At home Dream had an innate ability to know how you were feeling. If you were down she would come up and rest her head on your legs. She would not move she would just sit there and rest her head. If you made eye contact she would not move her head, but her tail would wag, you looked away the tail would stop, you looked back and it would wag again and bring a smile to your face. Once you smiled she would lift her head and be happy. Dream got me through so many things in the last 10 years, deaths in the family, two teenage boys through high school, severe migraine attacks, and all the bad things that life can bring. I thought she came to me at the wrong time in my life, but it was the opposite, she came at the right time.
Dream loved her friends and she had many. Please take a moment to write in the comment box at the bottom of this page. That way I can read it later when I can see between the tears. You can write as little, or as much as you would like. I really would like to hear your memories of Dream. Anyone who wants to write is encouraged to do so, so you may pass this message along if you would like. Christopher set up the Dream page, and he was the first to write his memories of Dream. Once you are on the Dream page, take a look at the link to the pictures as this tells Dream’s life very well without words.
Dream’s death was a complete surprise to us, we had no warning that there was anything wrong with her. We were in a parking lot late Friday night after a show when she started to wobble and went to the ground in my arms. Without going into more detail I know there was nothing we could do to save her, so Billy and I held her until she was gone.
– Dee Dee
A summary of Dream’s accomplishments can be found here.
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