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I would like to thank all the collie rescue people across the country.
I have been visiting webpages of different collie rescues.  It seems
that often the older dogs are difficult to place.
Every morning I take my 3 collies to the local dog parks, as I work 2nd
shift.
I meet a lot of older dog lovers early in the morning hours.  Age does
not seperate us because of the common love of our dogs.
There is something special about seeing an old man or woman walking with
an old dog that moves ever so slowly.  Some sad times are also
experienced when someone doesn;t show up as usual.  A couple days may go
by and we see the familiar car pull to the parking lot "dogless".
I know an old man who lost his old Sheltie.  He comes to the dog park
everyday and walks.
I asked him if he thought it was time to get another dog.  He said,
"Tom, I am too old to run with a puppy or train one to walk on the
leash"
"I don't want to leave a puppy behind all alone"
He was refereing to his age.  I wish I had thought about the collie
rescue.  An old dog may be difficult to place, but would fit in with
this little old man!
He appears to be very lonely, lost his wife years ago. Now he lost his
beloved little Sheltie.
As more time passes, I think I may suggest an older collie or sheltie to
him.
I can't think of a better home for a dog!  He never misses a day at the
dog park, home all day and night, devoted and loving to all creatures.
I wonder how many other older people there are out there with such a
love and
need to be caring and share their lives with an old dog that would fit
in with them!

Tom Clochesy