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Bart – Age One Hundred and something…

On September 5, 1997 we brought him home. Bart was a 5-year-old rescue dog without a past. A Corgi/Australian Shepherd mix, with the personality of the Aussie, he quickly picked his person…me. 

For 11 years we’ve been inseparable. He follows me everywhere and has accompanied me through many changes. Incredibly smart, sweet and dedicated, Bart is my Best Friend. Inspiring my efforts to rescue others, Bart is the Poster Dog for ForPaws Corgi Rescue and is responsible for saving literally hundreds of canine lives, and a few human ones, as a result.
Now at age 16, his time draws near. He’s old, he’s ill and his quality of life is no longer what it should be. I am having terrible trouble saying goodbye. I can’t imagine what it will be like when my shadow is no longer always present. This weekend has been heart wrenching. Bart has slept through most of it. 

Today he stopped eating. It is time and I won’t let him suffer. I will miss him more than words can convey and his soft, wise spirit will forever be with me. 
I never thought I could love a dog this much, but I do.


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