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    hopefully.

    I had a border collie that was just my life.  I took her to Australia and back.

    I bought her a sheep farm.

    But she got old, and it was hard for her to get about.  Her eyesight was going. She had a couple of illnesses that, while serious, she recuperated from - a little more frail each time.

    She ended up 19 years old.  And yet every day, she got up, went and yelled at the younger whipper-snapper dogs so they knew their place, did a waddle around the perimeter of the yard, and then went to lie in her favorite sunny spot.

    She moved with such determination, but with such obvious difficulty, I didn't know what to do.  But she still seemed to enjoy being around everyone.  She didn't have to move so much.  It was her choice.

    So I thought once she had a problem doing her circuit of the yard, then I would have to face the decision.

    But she spared me.  One day was very much like the one before, but she went to sleep, and never woke up.

    It was her time.

    So I buried her in the field with my favorite sheep, so she will have them always.

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