Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Vale Fred the Wonderdog

The perfect combination of intelligence, working ability and savage loyalty, our beloved Border Collie Fred was one of those amazing dogs that often only comes along once in a lifetime.

While a crazy, jammed pack full of activity school term came to an end, hay was cut, piglets were born, lick was delivered and laptop CPU's begged to be replaced, we watched our beloved Fred succumb to the rigours of old age. 

We've cried rivers.

I am grateful that our working dog pens are filled with his sons, daughters and grand-puppies.  His name will be lovingly mentioned in conversations around the dinner table for many years to come.

Rest in peace old mate.


  1. :-( Always sad to lose a good mate. To lose a good mate who gives unconditional love and 24-hour-on-call service is very sad. Sorry!


  2. Oh no. I'm so devastated for you. I can imagine how sad you all must be. Of course he'll be remembered and talked about. And other puppies will remind you of him. It's all just too sad.xo

  3. Oh Fiona! An amazing friend for your family and how we know how much it must hurt at this time!
    Love the post Friend! Hugs to all and thank you for sharing your sorrow!

  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your family's beloved pal.

  5. ah, poor old Fred the Wonderdog. He will be always be part of family folklore. May he chase bunnies and round up weaners forever more. (how loved he was, I think he had a wonderful life at your place!)

  6. Sometimes, four legged loved ones are harder to loss.........................

  7. Ah Fiona, I'm so sorry to hear about Fred. Losing a beloved pet is so hard. He was in very good hands with your family....x

  8. Oh that's so sad...such faithful companions, champions of spirit and part of the family! x

  9. Oh Fiona, I really know this feeling - the stories help a lot I think.

  10. Sad news Fi.
    My uncles dog Billy (17) died a few months back. He had him cremated and now he sits in an urn glued to the dashboard of his ute!
    They really are a mans best friend x

  11. Aw, it's always so sad when a beloved friend dies, even if it is of old age. He looks wonderfully intelligent. I love those dogs.



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