Saturday, February 2, 2013

It is with a very heavy heart that I send this email.  Our beloved Oreo was killed yesterday when a delivery truck hit her.  We have a long straight drive onto our property and Oreo loved to chase trucks.  Our UPS and mail carriers know her so always slow down and watch for her (she and our other dog Colby are usually in the back fenced in acres with barn, horses during the day when not with us).  Well yesterday morning I let the dogs out of garage like I do every morning.  I was feeding kids breakfast when the FedEx man knocked on the door.  He didn't see Oreo and hit her straight on.  She was killed on impact.  To say that we are devastated is a great understatement.  She lived with all us, but she "belonged" to my 8 year old Lauren.  Telling her the news was the hardest thing we've had to do as parents this far.  Her little heart is broken-She cried herself to sleep last night.  Today is no better.  Oreo was absolutely the sweetest dog we've ever met, let alone owned.  We just wanted to say thank you for allowing her into our lives for the short year she was on this planet. We will always be grateful to have known her.   I just wanted to let you know.

As you can see, she is growing like a weed and is only slightly spoiled!  She's a very sweet girl.   Even after getting shots at the vet recently, she still licked and loved all over him afterwards.  Our kids love her and I think Colby is glad to have a companion (she seems to be trying to teach Oreo how to herd the sheep).  She's persistent and keeps trying to make friends with our old Siamese cat, but Sassy isn't having it- haha.   Thanks again for Oreo!
Just wanted to send an update on Oreo. She's a big girl now!  But still sweet and gentle.  The kids love her and vice versa.  She loves to herd the sheep! Take care.
Our little girl is doing great.  She's adjusting well and our dog Colby loves her.  After much debate, the birthday girl Lauren got to choose the name- Oreo after her favorite dessert. Haha.  We have snow for Christmas and the dogs are enjoying playing together in it.  Thanks again!
November 12, 2011, Oreo went to the bridge, she will be waiting for two special kids that loved her very much.... Run Free Oreo,     Ken