Miss Lemon (missy)
4/29/2006 - 3/30/2020We were fortunate enough to adopt Missy into our household. She immediately became part of the family and went on camping trips to the Oregon Coast and beyond with the family and became part of the pack along with her Aunt Happy. She made the long driving trip down to our house in Arizona twice a year to enjoy some of the desert warmth in the spring and fall. She even went with us to the Grand Canyon. She was such a sweet soul and very much required a gentle hand. She needed us as much as we needed her! For years and years we walked the mile loop around our neighborhood come rain or shine and through it all we gave Missy lots of love and attention.

Later in life we enjoyed her as she turned into our "Grandma Dog". She slowed down, slept a bunch, but she loved her food and lots of back and belly rubs. She especially loved it whenever the BBQ was rolled in to action as she knew something good would happen. By the way, she preferred her steak to be medium rare.

We found Sandy at K9Aquatics and introduced Missy to "swim lessons" which were a wonderful way for her to be able to exercise and feel free of the pains of old age. It was so fun watching her swim but she made her daddy walk circles around the pool so that she would follow. We also found Dr. Braun and did some acupuncture which helped a bit to relieve the aches as well.

Missy had lots of interesting traits. One of the funniest was that she would lick the ears of our other Old English Sheepdog (Happy). Happy would moan in delight. I took the dogs to their annual checkup at the vet and he remarked that Happy's ears were spotless. I'd like to think that Missy was being loving and compassionate, but I suspect that the earwax just tasted good!
Jeff BaucumSammamish, WashingtonApril 6, 2020
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Rest in peace, sweet Missy. Your family misses you terribly, but will keep you alive in their hearts forever.Ashleigh Rhoades - April 7, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Missy. What a wonderful and loving girl. I will always fondly remember our swim sessions and how she absolutely had to have her Dad walk around the pool in order to do her laps. She wasn't going to be the only one exercising! And her eagerness for her liver cookies at the end of the session because, well, she deserved them after working so hard in the pool. I loved getting to know all of you and Missy will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Missy.Sandy Fisher - April 7, 2020

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