Sheltie Nation

My Sheltie Angel

TrevorIt is with a heavy heart that I have to post this entry.

My beloved Sheltie, Trevor went to the rainbow bridge today. 

I am finding it hard to find the words to describe Trevor & what a special dog he was.  I wish you all could have met & known him.  I loved this dog more than the deepest ocean and more than there are stars in the sky.  I know life will never be the same for me. This was my once in a lifetime soul dog.

Trevor was an amazing therapy dog.  Although his greatest therapy work was with me.  Without fail, every time I cried he made it his singular mission to lick away my tears.  He would crawl over anyone or anything to get to me when he sensed my sadness.  He was always there to comfort me when I needed it.  I will miss those breathy, ticklish kisses to the corners of my eyes.  He gave his heart and soul to try and please me.  I know he would have tried to stay with me longer if I asked.

Beautiful, intelligent, dignified, funny, cuddly, sensitive (& a barker), he was everything a Sheltie should be.  It is directly because of him that Sheltie Nation & the Sheltie Forums came into existence.

I am heartsick & beside myself with grief.  I hope you can understand I need some time away & I will pick things back up again when I feel ready.  Sheltie Nation & the forums will go on…because I love him so very much.

Trevor: September 24, 1998 – May 2, 2010.

Trevor, it has been a privilege to have had you in my life.  I can’t wait to see you again my beautiful boy.  My heart will ache for you for the rest of my days.

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  1. I just re-read your post and it makes me think of Chrissy, our family’s 17 year old Sheltie, who passed away last December. She was unlike any other dog and was one of the family. My sister and I got her as a Christmas surprise when I was in 6th grade. She had a tough night before her passing and passed away in my father’s arm early the next morning. He said that she went out like a champ, she was breathing real heavy and then started to bark right before she left us. We think she started barking when she saw the light. We all believe that she’s in heaven with our Grandmother and God looking after her. I truly believe that we will see them all again. :)

  2. I found Sheltie Nation for the first time tonight and I have to say this is the BEST site I’ve seen. I too had to send my beloved Bambi over the Rainbow Bridge this past September, she was a beautiful true sable and white and 15″ of pure love! She had been my companion for almost 12 years. There really isn’t anything I can say that you haven’t already said about these beautiful animals. My memorial of Bambi would have been almost word for word what you said about your Trevor. I am so sorry for your loss, I know just how you are feeling. My baby has been gone now for a little over 9 months and I still really, really miss her. As you said, she was my heart. My only instructions to her as I talked her over the Bridge was that she better be standing there waiting for me when it’s my turn to cross. She’s at peace now and doesn’t hurt anymore. I hope your days get easier to handle. Vickie

  3. I’m so very sorry to read of your loss. Trevor’s beautiful soul shines through in your beautiful photos of him. I wish you courage and comfort at this sad time. Claire

  4. I miss my daily dose of sheltie love..love and kisses to you

  5. Sorry for your loss, dogs are “mans” best friend for a reason. Every day I check the latest photo and most times, I get a chuckle. Your story brought a tear – or two. Every day, I am reminded of my Shelly, she died on Valentine’s Day. Please do not give up, do not quit, Sheltie Nation is important.

  6. My heart goes out to you. After losing Andy my 14 year old Sheltie 4 years ago i was deavastated. He was my child. And he had so many of the qualities you described in Trevor. I didnt get another Sheltie and hadnt planned to untill one needed a rescue home. It never replaces one dog for another, but i was surprised how i fell in love all over again.
    God bless you and Trevor. Thank for sharing him with us. He is surely in your heart forever.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of you losing
    Trevor.I am sorry I hadn,t checked my emails sooner.
    It is so vey hard when you lose your loving friend.We lost our Bleau two years ago, and I still miss him so much.Thank you and Trevor also from me for Sheltie Nation.We have a little Sheltie Kelly who is now two years old and she fills our hearts with so much love!Thinking of you.Bless you.I am sure little Trevor is waiting by the gates for you at Rainbow Bridge

  8. I am so sorry to hear about Trevor. I discovered your website through the love of my sheltie, Risky Business. On April 3, 2010, he also went to the Rainbow Bridge. He would have been 15 years old in July, and he was with me for most of my adult life. It has been nearly six weeks and I am finally starting to come out of the fog I’ve been in.
    I’ve never been particularly religous, but since Risky has been gone all I can think about is the day I will see him again in Heaven. I belive that you will see Trevor again, too.
    Love,
    Angela

  9. Our hears go out to you…losing a dog is like losing a child. I miss my Sheltie Angel Samantha every day (7 years ago), as well as my Afghan Hound Angel Jasmen. There is nothing like the love and companionship of a Sheltie! May your heart heal until you meet again at the Bridge.

  10. Hello . I am so sorry for your lost friend . he was well love!! he will always be with you in your heart

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. I look at sheltie nation every day. This website brings so much joy to my life. After a hard day at work I can’t wait to get home and look at what adorable faces are posted on the site. As soon as I found the site I instantly felt a family connection to every dog on the page. Shelties are very special dogs and I knew that the love and devotion that only a sheltie can bring was known by the every follower of this site. I can only imagine how special Trevor was to inspire you to create such a wonderful website. He must have been amazing and never forget his spirit is always with you. God Bless! Emily & Snickers

  12. I’m sorry for your loss. I just want to say thank you to Trevor for being such an amazing dog that you inspired a site like this.

  13. I’m so sorry Kelly, I felt the same way about my first Sheltie Buttons. I truely believe we will once again reunited with our beloved Shelties once we join them on the other side.

  14. I love what you said to Trevor…how perfect

  15. Nothing anyone can write or say will make the pain stop for you, but those of us sharing a tiny part of it with you are comforted by a thought – that Trevor was so very lucky to have you as his closest human friend, for his time on earth. Trevor is loved very much, now and forever.

  16. I didn’t know Trevor, but he sounds like a really, really wonderful boy. Take as much time off as you need, and I do hope that you will feel better soon.

  17. Oh, I broke into tears upon reading your post! My heart opens wide to extend a big hug to you for the passing of your sweet Trevor. My Sheltie Frankie and I send our love and our prayers for peace and solace at this difficult time. Know that trevor is not really gone, but has simply moved into pure love light energy so that he can now follow you truly wherever you go – ever more imprinted on your heart and romping through your dreams. {{HUGGSS}}

  18. ((( Kelly ))),
    It was LAST Mother’s Day that you had featured my bittersweet story of Sheltie LOVE –
    http://tinyurl.com/q5jxz4.
    A few months later, my Jesse was diagnosed with kidney disease. We lost our valiant battle this past March 11th when I once again drove my “heart” on his final ride to the vet’s. I am way too familiar with your pain… and with the tears that accompany the intense sorrow. Please accept my deepest sympathy for you in the loss of your beloved Trevor. I am so saddened by your loss.
    In case you’re wondering… as with Pansy, I had made the same request of Jesse during our last moments together: to pick his Mama another Sheltie, since he “knows” what I need. Nine days ago, I was contacted by a local Sheltie rescue that a little 3 yr-old girl, perfect for me, was available for adoption. Yesterday we celebrated our 1 week anniversary together – just in time for Mother’s Day. The day “Precious” became available for adoption would have been my Jesse’s birthday. Precious –
    http://i43.tinypic.com/2n022vo.jpg
    Sheltie LOVE truly never dies… Trevor and his love will ALWAYS be with you…

  19. I’ve taken a week to figure out what I wanted to say. I don’t know that I’ve gotten there yet. I ache for you. My boyfriend and I have had our first dog ever for two years, (we’re 23) now, and we were lucky enough to have been chosen by a sheltie. I can’t imagine our lives without him. He has made us a family. I don’t know that it well help, but I want you to know that we mourn with you. Our prayers, our hearts, they are there.

  20. I am deeply sorry for your loss and know what you are going through. When my last Sheltie passed over the bridge, I was ready to crawl in his grave with him.
    They say time heals all, and yes time makes it a little easier, but we still miss our beloved dogs. You have wonderful memories which will go with you throughout your life knowing this is not the end, but a beginning. Someday you and I will be with them again and hopefully Trevor is having a blast playing with all our Shelties that are already there.
    Lamor and I send out sincere condolences. (((HUGSS))))

  21. I am deeply sorry for your loss and know what you are going through. When my last Sheltie passed over the bridge, I was ready to crawl in his grave with him.
    They say time heals all, and yes time makes it a little easier, but we still miss our beloved dogs. You have wonderful memories which will go with you throughout your life knowing this is not the end, but a beginning. Someday you and I will be with them again and hopefully Trevor is having a blast playing with all our Shelties that are already there.
    Lamor and I send out sincere condolences. (((HUGSS))))

  22. I am deeply sorry for your loss and know what you are going through. When my last Sheltie passed over the bridge, I was ready to crawl in his grave with him.
    They say time heals all, and yes time makes it a little easier, but we still miss our beloved dogs. You have wonderful memories which will go with you throughout your life knowing this is not the end, but a beginning. Someday you and I will be with them again and hopefully Trevor is having a blast playing with all our Shelties that are already there.
    Lamor and I send out sincere condolences. (((HUGSS))))

  23. I am so sorry for your loss! Our hearts go out to you at this time!
    Kathy and Emmy

  24. Bless your heart! I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Been there! :-( But they teach us so much in their short lives. Thank you for Sheltie Nation. It helped me when our Sheltie, Brandy, died two years ago and when we got our current Sheltie, Sadie, who had food guarding issues. The suggestions from others really helped me through a difficult time. You are doing good work here and making Trevor so proud of his “mom”. I think God sends people dogs to show us what “uncoditional” love means, without a word being said, just those soulful, gorgeous Sheltie eyes loving you right back. To heal, I make a video with tender music behind it. I find it good therapy. Although to this day, my family gets teary eyed when they hear Bette Midler’s The Rose, or the theme from Friends. Love, Elaine

  25. My deepest, truest sympathies!! I do know your grief cause my Sheltie, Muffin (10 yrs old) just lost her battle to an auto immune disorder one week ago. She was an “only child” and the house is SO empty right now. That’s why I’m on this website – I need to surround myself with beautiful Shelties any way I can. Trevor and Muffin are romping now on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge together.

  26. That is absolutely beautiful Lisa.
    I think it shall look nice on a wall hanging
    with a Sheltie smiling back at us.

  27. It is never easy saying goodbye to a friend – especially one who has been as true, caring and giving as Trevor.
    I have walked this road you walk. Coco was our first Sheltie and she was amazing. She went to the Rainbow Bridge in October of 1998. I am proud to say that it was my love for her and her love for me that finally allowed me to open my heart to Bandit when he needed someone to love him. In 2008, when Bandit came into my life, he made me realize that I wasn’t replacing Coco but I was continuing on a relationship with the most beautiful breed in the world!
    God will watch over Trevor and keep him company until you are reunited at the Rainbow Bridge!

  28. YOu have my sympathy with the passing of Trevor. I know how special shelties are as I feel my sheltie is also a liftime soul dog (part human). Trevor will be truly missed on Sheltie Nation. You keep him in your heart forever. It is hard now but know that he is with God and all the rest of the shelties that have passed before him and he is running in circles & barking like shelties love to do. RIP Trevor you will be missed!!

  29. You have allowed us to share the joy of our own shelties with each other & for that we owe you many thanks. It’s little comfort, but we all share your loss & sorrow.

  30. You have allowed us to share the joy of our own shelties with each other & for that we owe you many thanks. It’s little comfort, but we all share your loss & sorrow.

  31. You have allowed us to share the joy of our own shelties with each other & for that we owe you many thanks. It’s little comfort, but we all share your loss & sorrow.

  32. Please know our hearts go out to you on this lose of a great friend and companion…he was a very special friend..and a beautiful one at that..not just outward appearance, but in his heart..so much love and devotion! You gave him a great life and took good good care of him…all of your sheltie world ‘family’ share in your loss…and pray time will heal the void…he is always with you..just look to the stars!

  33. At a time when there were no good choices, you had to choose one. Your decision was selfless, right and difficult.
    I can see Trevor now – relieved of pain and running over the bridge (maybe he even see’s Bo!). I’m sure he is playing, resting and waiting – for you. Have faith, my dear, he is still with you – protecting and loving you – even if from afar. Believe. Love to you – Dianna

  34. My heart goes out to you for your loss.
    I am still crying after reading your post several times. It clear that words could never describe the bond you and Trevor shared.
    He will be with you always.

  35. I’m so sorry. No doubt Trevor knew how much he was loved, and you’ll obviously never forget him. I honestly think you two will be reunited someday, somewhere.

  36. I’m sure Trevor was a wonderful teacher, and you were his best student. :)
    Love, honor, thank.

  37. This is terrible news. :( I am so sorry for your loss. Trevor was so adorable, but he will live on in your heart and in the legacy he set out in Sheltie Nation.

  38. I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort that your beloved Trevor will always be with you. We have two beautiful shelties and there isn’t a sweeter breed out there. Thank you for this wonderful website and may god bless you.

  39. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Try to focus on the blessing of the bond that you and Trevor shared. Many people don’t experience that with regular folks! May memories sustain you…along with the support of the “Nation”. I lost my Samantha almost two years ago, another special Sheltie. A day does not go by where I don’t miss her and realize she truly was a blessing to my family and I. In time, I’ve learned to manage the loss. This website, helped me through it all. Let it help you now. When I knew it was time, I was able to become a Mom to two new special Shelties that needed love and care. Trevor, thank you for being the inspiration for the “Nation”. You will be missed by many. Pls take care…

  40. I am so sorry for your loss. Trevor will always be with you looking out for you and his spirit will be there for you forever. Thanks for the gift of Sheltie Nation for all of the Sheltie lovers. They are a precious gift for each of us. Trevor sounds like the best of what a Sheltie can be and he will always live in your heart as his spirit watches over you.

  41. Thinking of you at this sad time. I lost my first Sheltie last year and it still hurts every day. You sure had a sweet boy. Thoughts and prayers sending your way.

  42. My heart goes out to you and I’ll remember you in my prayers. Take the time you need to heal and mourn this wonderful little being.

  43. Bless your darling Trevor. Our animal friends really are great spirits. He’ll be back! Loving someone in another form, another way.
    Weren’t you lucky to have had his love and companionship. I think so, and thanks to you and Trevor for Sheltie Nation. His spirit goes on.
    Bless these darling dogs. Love from Sue and her Sam

  44. Kelly – I did not get to see this when you posted it, and an so sorry. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how I will deal with this when our time comes. I know the love you describe. . .I lost my first Sheltie in 2003. . .and life was not the same without that spirit. . .so we added Timmy and Buddy. They make my life whole. Some may say we go a little overboard. . .I say I wish everyone could have a soul Sheltie and know what love is. God bless you and give you peace. . .my heart breaks with you. Thanks for sharing Trevor with all of us! If we can help at any time. . please let us know. Love!

  45. I am so so very sorry. Duncan and I will be thinking of you.

  46. Oh I am sooooooooooooo sorry, I am sitting here crying because I cannot imagine life w/out my Laci My heart goes out to you and your family… Be blessed that we have those special dogs that have our heart and our souls, we know we have been loved…
    Bless you all.

  47. Your beloved Trevor will always be loved and always remembered.

  48. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the profound loss of Trevor. Trevor inspired “Sheltie Nation,” and his legacy will live on forever.
    I have walked the same path you are on now. Take time to heal and know that you have the thoughts and prayers of the entire “Nation” with you.

  49. I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Trevor! It’s so devastating when our Sheltie children leave us. It seems that we will die from a broken heart at this sorrowful time. Please accept my sincere condolences. I cry with you remembering my own three sweet babies that have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

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