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.

149 Responses to “My Sheltie Angel”

  1. leanne

    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. :)

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  2. Vickie

    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

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  3. Claire

    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

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  4. Bob

    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.

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  5. cece

    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.

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  6. Dianne Dirksen

    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

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  7. Angela Holden

    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

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  8. LaddieKatieMom

    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.

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  9. Amber

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

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  10. Emily

    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

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  11. Ria

    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.

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  12. Tim15856

    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.

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  13. Charlie

    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.

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  14. Harper

    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.

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  15. Hillary

    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}}

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  16. Daria

    ((( 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…

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  17. Danielle

    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.

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  18. Cheri D. & Lamor

    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))))

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  19. Cheri D. & Lamor

    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))))

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  20. Cheri D. & Lamor

    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))))

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  21. Kathy

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

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  22. Elaine Higgs

    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

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  23. Beth

    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.

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  24. Sandi

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

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  25. Sandi

    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!

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  26. Kathy

    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!!

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  27. Dave, Courtney & Laddie

    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.

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  28. Dave, Courtney & Laddie

    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.

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  29. Dave, Courtney & Laddie

    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.

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  30. sheltigal

    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!

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  31. Dianna

    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

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  32. Amy

    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.

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  33. Ken Banks

    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.

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  34. DonZilla

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

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  35. Erin

    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.

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  36. Martin V. Pardo

    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.

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  37. RI Sheltie Mom

    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…

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  38. Linda

    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.

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  39. Emily

    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.

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  40. Karen

    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.

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  41. sue willis

    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

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  42. Paige

    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!

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  43. Shelly

    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.

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  44. Francine Lorts

    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.

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  45. Kathryn

    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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  46. Jeannine

    Very sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to say goodbye and try to let go when you really don’t want to or feel ready.

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  47. Sandra

    So sorry for your loss! It is a hard thing to have to let our loved ones go, I still miss my little Sandy terribly, even after over a year.
    There is NOTHING like our sheltie babies, they are indeed our heart and soul!
    God bless you in your time of sorrow and sadness, but know we are all thinking of you and praying for you.

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  48. Gloria

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Trevor. His sheltie smile tells it all… loving, sweet, sensitive, kind hearted. I know he will be greatly missed. Please take care of yourself… a broken heart takes time to mend. Please know how all of us appreciate Sheltie Nation … Treavor’s legacy will live on in your heart and ours. God Bless you.

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  49. Steve Mannette

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Trevor was a beautiful dog and I’m sure he will be missed.
    *big hugs!*

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  50. Gracie's mom

    http://www.hometoheaven.net/page-3.html
    Where there is love, there is no question.
    My heart is quiet for you tonight. The link above was my tribute to my little “soul mate”. Once in a lifetime of extraordinary companions there is one who never leaves your heart because he is the shadow of your soul. The one that sees exactly who you are.
    My kiddos Gracie and new boy Blaze wish you peace and comfort as you discover how Trevor’s spirit will now surround you never to leave you again.

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  51. Lacey

    My heart breaks for you, and I must admit that you and Trevor have been on my mind since I awoke to the sound of your email coming over my phone at 4am. I just wanted to cuddle my own two sheltie babies and couldn’t go back to sleep. I lost my Roger 2 years ago and think of him almost every day. I may be crazy, but I read children’s books to my shelties, and there’s a book called Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant. The pages in my copy are tear stained, but it helped me a lot in my grieving and helped me to share it with my other shelties. The words are simple but really put it all in perspective. I will read it to my Bill and Linda tonight, we have always felt like Trevor, Toby, and Tyler are our virtual family. My heart goes out to you.

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  52. brittani

    i know that wherever dogs go when they pass must be so much better than where we go… because they are so much better than us on earth.
    So sorry to hear about your baby, and we all thank you and him so so much for bringing all of us sheltie lovers a place to get to talking and admiring a great (the best) breed. Take all the time you need….

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  53. Nickie Clifford

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Reading Sheltie Nation was very consoling for me after the death of our Sheltie baby – Shugerr. My husband, son and I were only able to begin to move through the grieving process after adopting another little girl – Amanda. We say she’s loved “two babies worth”. Let’s face it – Shelties are “special”. The relationship is more akin to parent/child than owner/pet. Therefore, the reward is greater – as is the pain at their passing. It is very difficult to go through the depth of pain and grief with this loss (nothing has ever been harder for our family) – but is also a reflection of the quality of love you have for Trevor. I’m certain you can determine from the comments – we understand what you are going through. Believe it or not, time does help. There is no avoiding the grief though – it’s our way of honoring the dear little soul that we’ve lost. God Bless.

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  54. Ken & Aggie

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there
    I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle Autumn rain
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds
    In circled flight
    I am the soft stars that shine at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry
    I am not there
    I did not die
    —Author Unknown
    Our hearts go out to you while you get through Trevor’s passing.

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  55. Ken & Aggie

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there
    I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle Autumn rain
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds
    In circled flight
    I am the soft stars that shine at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry
    I am not there
    I did not die
    —Author Unknown
    Our hearts go out to you while you get through Trevor’s passing.

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  56. Ken & Aggie

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there
    I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle Autumn rain
    When you awaken in the morning’s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds
    In circled flight
    I am the soft stars that shine at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry
    I am not there
    I did not die
    —Author Unknown
    Our hearts go out to you while you get through Trevor’s passing.

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  57. Guy

    Oh how we grieve for you. Please remember that Trevor’s beauty will come to you man many times in the future. You were given Trevor to complete a special connection between you and that beautiful breed the Shetland Sheep dog. Theresa and I lost our Sheltie SAGE two years ago and we yet tear up when we talk about him. Please understand Kelly, that time will help mend your broken heart, for Trevor.

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  58. smz

    My thoughts are with you. I want you to know that finding Sheltie Nation not long after I got my sheltie, Izal helped me through a very dark time in my life. That is part of the legacy of your Trevor and this site, that when times were very hard I could enjoy these pictures and stories that were born out of your love and devotion to these dogs. Thank you.

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  59. John

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have two Sheltie angels (Casey and Toby) waiting for me at the Bridge. I know the pain of losing your best furry friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  60. Cynthia Anderson

    So very sorry for your loss. One who has not experienced this special bond cannot feel the depth of it. And they cannot know the deep ache of the heart.
    My deep sympathy to you…

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  61. Susan L.

    I went back and looked over the secton on Trevor and Toby and Tyler too. From what you wrote, I suspect Trevor was born with a liver problem. You managed to give him almost twelve great years even when the problems made it look like you would lose him last year. I doubt anyone else could have ever given him a better life and certainly not a longer one.
    Dogs live life in the fast lane. Their alloted years are short even when they live every one of them. They don’t miss anything, however, and Trevor came awfully close to living the full lifespan of a healthy sheltie even when he was not. You did a great job with him.

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  62. Julie

    I am so very very sorry for your loss. As I write this tears are rolling down my face and my heart breaks for you. We all have been there, and all I can say is what I told my beloved Callie just before she crossed the bridge.. and that is that we will never really be apart.. she will be with me always in my heart and mind. Everyday. Trevor sounds so much like her. That quiet unspoken deep love and connection. Bless you in your time of grief. Callie, Trevor and all the Sheltie Angels will be waiting for us at the bridge and it will no doubt be a joyful reunion.

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  63. Julie Barman

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Trevor. Brandy, Max and all the other Sheltie Angels will welcome him with open paws and play with him until you see him again.
    Forever in your heart …

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  64. tro

    Thanks to Trevor for Sheltie Nation, as I have truely enjoyed it. I still tear up when I think about my first sheltie Jack. You never forget any of your “Babies”. You just have to cherish the time you had with them and be thankful that you got to be their mom.

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  65. Patti

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine life without our sheltie…

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  66. Dawn

    What a heartbreak. There are no words that can ease your pain at a time like this. Thank you so much for your beautiful photos and website. I look frward to checking in every morning.

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  67. Heidi

    I’m very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Trevor seemed like such a wonderful Sheltie full of so much love. RIP, Trevor, and thank you for being the inspiration to my absolute favorite website.

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  68. kelela

    I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through and I’m not looking forward to it when it’s my own special Sheltie’s time. Take whatever time you need to grieve, Sheltie Nation, and all of us, will still be here when you come back.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Trevor. May you enjoy that special place called Rainbow Bridge.

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  69. Erica

    I am so sorry. Reading that brought tears to my eyes….you are very lucky for having been able to own such a wonderful dog! Thanks to him, all of us Sheltie lovers have been able to come together and bond…and support and comfort each other. Some of us can relate to what you’re going through, and others (like me) can only imagine how heartbreaking it is, but we all are here to help and support you.
    Rest in peace Trevor; you were a wonderful and special Sheltie!

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  70. Rachel Rossics

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You, Trevor & the rest of your sheltie family are in my thoughts & prayers. Please remember that Trevor is smiling down on you & will always be watching over you.

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  71. Cindy

    I am so sorry for your loss, I know the love you feel for your Dear Trevor, having two shelties of my own, I cannot imagine life without them, it brings tears to my eyes

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  72. caren gittleman

    Kelly,
    Your article moved me beyond words about your beloved Trevor. With all my heart and soul I am so very, very sorry.
    Trevor was such a gorgeous/handsome boy, he looked so much like my Dakota.
    I love how you described him as your “soul dog” and how he embodied everything a Sheltie should be.
    Please know that even if he is not here in a physical form, his soul and protection will always be with you. He is a Guardian Angel now…
    I wish I knew you to give you a hug, I wish I could help through this pain.
    Thank you for sharing your memories of Trevor with us, thank you for Sheltie Nation, thank you for bearing your soul.
    May Trevor forever be barking, playing and protecting in heaven and I pray for strength for you in this most difficult time.
    With love.

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  73. Mary

    I hope all the love shown by your supporters will be of comfort. The dogs that have passed in my life I still feel around me from time to time. I turn my thought to them, mentally pet them and love them when I feel them. They are never far away and I know one day I’ll see them again in the most real way. Bless you!

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  74. Debbie Pierce

    Anybody who has loved — and been loved by — a Sheltie knows how deep the void is that you’re feeling right now. My heart goes out to you on the loss of your wonderful boy Trevor. Just keep holding on to that picture of the Rainbow Bridge and know that one day, when the time is right, you two will be reunited — and oh, what a reunion that will be!!

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  75. Terri

    Kelly…I’m left without a single word to write. Thre’s just no words left?? I share my tears with you and everyone else here. Because of your special boy Trevor prompting you to begin SN, he’s touched us all through you. Thank you Trevor.

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  76. CJ

    As you can see by all the condolences here, you have given many folks who know that special link with a sheltie sweetie a place to be together. That’s a great gift you and Treavor gave us. Thank you. My own Molly is a special furry soul and I hope to have her with me for many years to come but the truth is, every day’s a gift and every memory will help ease my heart when she is gone. There is nothing like the companionship of a sheltie. They bless us with their intelligence, intuition, humor and love. He’s with you always, dear lady. Thanks for all you’ve done here at this site and for allowing everyone to express their sympathy and gratitude for what you’ve done.

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  77. Susan L.

    I lost my heart soul dog seven years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her despite having other beloved dogs. Yet, these days mostly when I think of her, it brings happiness rather than sadness. I think of her dear, unique traits and enjoy them in thought as I did when she was alive. I, too, have another source of comfort. I had two other dogs, including a pup, in her last years. She taught the pup many of her dear ways so I still have a bit of her left alive. Bear is teaching his ways to my young sheltie so when he goes, my dear heart will continue to live in my home. Hugs to you for having so much love for Trevor and hugs to your remaining shelties too, who will comfort you in this hard time.

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  78. June

    Kelly and Jim;
    So very sorry for the loss of your beloved Trevor.
    You took such good care of him and loved him. He just loved you back. Those of us who have lost a dear pet know the heartache is brings. Thoughts and
    prayers are with you. Love, Aunt June

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  79. Julia

    I feel your pain as my love for my sweet angel Shelby is the same. My heart goes out to you.
    Hugs,
    Julia, Jim and Shelby

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  80. Greta

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts & prayers.
    hugs,
    Greta
    Bud & Gracie the shelties

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  81. Melissa D

    My deepest, sincerest, and most heartfelt sympathies and hugs are with you today and always. I know the feeling of having a Sheltie Angel (my Duchess passed on Good Friday six years ago) and there isn’t a day that doesn’t pass that I don’t think of her and miss her.
    Trevor, you are in the very best of arms… all of the Sheltie Angels including my Duchess will be right there for you, showing you where all the best Treat bushes are and all of the angels will be giving you many belly rubs and ear scratches.
    Have faith- Trevor will be at the Bridge when you arrive.
    Thinking of you and yours,
    Melissa, Jack, & Mollie-Dolly

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  82. Missy

    I am so sorry for your loss, Trevor seemed to be the ultimate sheltie. Remember your walks, talks and kisses always.

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  83. Mary

    There is a new star in the heavens…Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Kelly. Treasure all the happy memories of Trevor that will stay in your heart furever. He has truly left a legacy for us all until we all meet again.
    Mary

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  84. Gerry

    When I read your words describing Trevor, they seemed so much like a description of Mickey, gone 24 years this August. Even their coloring was the same. About all you can do is take comfort and cheer in knowing that you have had that “once in a lifetime soul dog.” Mick got me through a divorce, Ph.D. studies, and so much more–I’m not sure that any human could have done what he did. My heart is with you.

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  85. [email protected]

    So sorry. Matilda and I send our deepest sympathy to you.
    Thank you Trevor for being such a great dog and for being the inspiration behind Sheltie Nation.

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  86. michele reecher

    We, are so very sorry to hear about Trevor. I can’t begin to know how this must hurt. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and just remember that he is in a wonderful place now. Thinking of you , Michele, Aspen, Chloe and Breezy

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  87. Marge

    My heart goes out to you. Shelties are the best and you have lost a special boy but he will live on in your heart and your memories. Thank you for writing about Trevor. It was a beautiful tribute. My sympathy. Marge and “Drew”

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  88. Jackie

    To Trevor: How many of us can say
    that we helped to create a Nation?
    Thank you Trevor, for your inspiration.
    To his beloved lady: Our tears and
    condolences are with you as we
    hug our own furry soul mates more tightly.

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  89. jen

    I am so sorry to hear about Trevor and understand how it breaks your heart. Bless you.

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  90. Susan Jackson

    Your loss of Trevor is deeply
    felt by everyone of us that
    has lost a beloved sheltie.
    You are correct that life
    will never be the same. You
    will always be grateful for
    the sunshine he brought to
    your life. There is no other
    relationship we ever have like
    it, is there? My heart goes
    out to you.

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  91. Gwendy

    I am so sorry. Our first sheltie was a rescue who got lymphoma when she was only five yrs. old. I was devastated. Take your time to mourn your loss, and know that I and all of the people you have touched on Sheltie Nation are thinking of you.

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  92. Linda, Maggie and Jessie

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. You will always have your memories of your life with Trevor.Take time to grieve.

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  93. Joe

    I am so incredibly saddened by the news of Trevor’s passing. He was the embodiment of the Sheltie Nation and we all mourn with you. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you and Trevor are in our thoughts and prayers. Earlier this year we lost our beloved Macallan and there is not a day goes by that I do not smile while thinking of the great times that we shared and cry from the feeling of loss that I doubt will ever leave. It is because they are so amazingly special that the loss is so hard. Trevor was lucky to have had you as leader of his pack as are we for leading the Sheltie Nation.

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  94. Becky

    Trevor’s love goes on in you, and all of us… Yes, he will be missed. When you cross, he’ll be there for you! I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  95. Connie Swift

    What a special person you are to have been so loved by Trevor! I dread the day my lifetime soul dog, Leia, goes to the Rainbow Bridge. Thankfully, she is with me now for many years to come, but my heart aches for your loss. To lose a Sheltie is to lose a part of yourself; luckily you have beautiful memories of the warmth of her hugs and kisses.

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  96. Karen Landacre

    Anyone who has ever had a Sheltie feels your pain. I too, lost my “once in a lifetime” love. His name was Shiloh and like Trevor, would climb mountains to get to me. Our bond was indescribable. May the memories of the bond you shared be with you and may he live in your heart forever.

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  97. Kathy

    I share your grief. I too lost my beloved sheltie Shania three weeks ago.

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  98. KC

    Thank you for sharing Trevor with the rest of us over the years, and for reaching out to us in your time of sorrow. The Sheltie community grieves for your loss.
    Trevor, may you play in the fields of Heaven by day, and sleep in the lap of God at night.

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  99. denny

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. Take all the time you need to get back on your feet. I think you have the support and prayers from all the Sheltie nation people. Thanks for sharing your beautiful dogs with us. Without them there would be no Sheltie Nation.
    With love from
    Bianca and Denny

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  100. Wendy

    It is with a heavy heart that I write this..our prayers are truly with you. I know those we love are never far away especially with the connection that you and Trevor shared. He has left behind a beautiful and inspiring legacy. Sending you big hugs. May comfort find you in all your warm and special memories.

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  101. Cindy H

    My heart hurts for you and with you. What a beautiful post/tribute you wrote and shared with us about your beloved Trevor. I am still wiping away tears after reading it for a second time. I just had my husband come in and read it too. You have blessed us so much with this web site and posting pictures of our Callie & Emmie and we only wish we could give back to you right now. Please know we will pray for you tonight and ask that God’s comfort, peace and love rest upon you as you work through this time of change and sadness. You have such a special giving heart and you have honored Trevor by sharing your heart with us – I went and picked up my Callie who turns 9 on mother’s day and held her close, reminding her how special she was to me in honor of you. May God bless you and keep you close. With heartfelt concern, Cindy

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  102. Shawn, Tru & Kendall Kneipple

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at your loss of one so beloved. My beloved Yogi went to the bridge many years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and our reunion when I meet him there. Take what ever time you feel you need, we fully understand what you are going through. Take comfort in the fact Trevor will be waiting patiently.

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  103. Shawn, Tru & Kendall Kneipple

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at your loss of one so beloved. My beloved Yogi went to the bridge many years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and our reunion when I meet him there. Take what ever time you feel you need, we fully understand what you are going through. Take comfort in the fact Trevor will be waiting patiently.

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  104. Shawn, Tru & Kendall Kneipple

    Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at your loss of one so beloved. My beloved Yogi went to the bridge many years ago and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and our reunion when I meet him there. Take what ever time you feel you need, we fully understand what you are going through. Take comfort in the fact Trevor will be waiting patiently.

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  105. Lia & Marla

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Trevor will be near you always, and he’ll be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. Our Casey is there too, waiting to be reunited with us. Take the time you need. We understand. We, sheltie lovers, have been blessed to have been loved by our sweet soul shelties. ((Hugs))

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  106. Lia & Marla

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Trevor will be near you always, and he’ll be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. Our Casey is there too, waiting to be reunited with us. Take the time you need. We understand. We, sheltie lovers, have been blessed to have been loved by our sweet soul shelties. ((Hugs))

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  107. Lia & Marla

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Trevor will be near you always, and he’ll be waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. Our Casey is there too, waiting to be reunited with us. Take the time you need. We understand. We, sheltie lovers, have been blessed to have been loved by our sweet soul shelties. ((Hugs))

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  108. Ann

    Kelly, you have given all of us so much because of Trevor, and we all grieve for him through you. From those of us who have been through the loss of our special pup, we do feel your pain and share it. Please know that we are here for you to lean on. Sending prayers and love for you and your family.
    Much love, Ann

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  109. Jennifer

    I’m so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Charlie has been licking away my tears as I’ve been reading all of the comments. He turns 7 this week, and I dread the day we say goodbye. They are such wonderful creatures.
    Much love to you and your family,
    Jennifer, Chris, and Charlie

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  110. JParker

    No matter how long they are with you its never enough. We’ve had our sheltie for a few years now. Enough to know that they are irreplaceable individuals each and every one of them. So when I heard about your loss. I did they only thing I could. I called her over, petted her , then went for a long walk with her, and forgot that I wouldn’t always have her. Don’t think any of us sheltie guardians could stay sane otherwise. Sympathies The Parker household.
    “If there are no dogs in Heaven,
    then when I die I want to go
    where they went.”
    Will Rogers, 1897-1935

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  111. Lisa S.

    I lost a treasured friend today
    The little dog who used to lay
    His gentle head upon my knee
    And share his silent thoughts with me.
    He’ll come no longer to my call,
    Retrieve no more his favorite ball
    A voice far greater than my own
    Has called him to His golden throne.
    And though my eyes are filled with tears,
    I thank Him for the happy years
    He let him spend down here with me,
    And for his love and loyalty.
    Deepest Synpathies on you loss of Trevor.

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  112. Vicky

    That is the only thing I can think of that is a bad thing about a sheltie. They just don’t live long enough. God Bless You and I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the joy you have brought us with the Sheltie Nation and give Toby and Tyler some extra love. I am sure they are also missing their buddy.

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  113. Angie

    I am so sorry for your loss, and it breaks my heart to hear of Trevor’s passing. All of your loyal visitors know just how a special a sheltie is, and your circle of friends on this community that you have created is here for you with love and support. Thank you for uniting sheltie lovers across the world with this wonderful website. You and Trevor are in my prayers. I pray for your comfort and a healing heart. The next time you see Trevor, he will lick away your tears of joy when you are reunited on the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you both.

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  114. Mmcoombs

    Kelly, I am so very sorry to hear this news. Even though most of us never had the privilege of knowing Trevor, he has touched all of us through Sheltie Nation. The Rainbow Bridge is just a bit brighter today, as he rests and plays there waiting for you. Be as gentle with yourself as Trevor would be if he were with you.

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  115. toneth

    I am so sorry for your loss and feel your pain. Because of Trevor, Sheltie lovers are able to meet at one place, Sheltie Nation, so I am very grateful for the little guy as well. Rest in peace, Trevor, you will be missed =).

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  116. [email protected]

    I am imagining Trevor scampering and playing with each of our shelties who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge- waiting for us on the other side. Much love and thoughtful prayer to you in your time of loss – we, as sheltie lovers, all understand. Lloyd and Mary Markind

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  117. Liz Ramseu

    My heart is breaking for your loss and your pain. Shelties are a gift from Heaven, and Trevor was your special angel on earth. Know that so many are greiving with you and Trevor will always be with you and your friends on Sheltie Nation. God bless you and your family and Trevor.
    Liz Ramsey, Beetle Bug and Jack.

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  118. Ann Marie

    Please know that people out here are grieving too, and praying to St. Francis to ease you in your sorrow. Trevor was very lucky to have such a good and loving Mom! Love from Ann Marie and Jack.

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  119. Ember

    Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your darling Trevor. We have our first Sheltie, Seamus, and we are just beginning to learn the ways a Sheltie can love you. He is just 14 months old and I know how difficult the day he passes will be although I pray it is a long way off. Take your time and greive your loss and remember the day will come when you cross the rainbow bridge and Trevor will be there to greet you again!!

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  120. Dad and Mom

    Kelly… We will miss dear Trevor. We had the privledge to know him and see how he enriched your life. Trevor was our surrogate to provide love and attention when your parents were far away. Like our other shelties (Buddy, Bentley, and Winston) he is waiting for us in a wonderful place. Just know that you made the right decision even though it was extremely difficult and heart-breaking. Your friends and family are here for you as you grieve. Love always…

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  121. Donna

    My heart is breaking for you. I lost two of mine within weeks of each other three years ago, so I understand what you’re going through. Trevor was gorgeous, and I loved seeing his pictures. What a wonderful legacy he has left.

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  122. Maida Farrar

    I am so terribly sorry for you. I know how awful this is, way beyond words. I too had a soul Sheltie, my darling Bonnie. I always say we were the same soul and person, just in sinc with each other’s thoughts and lives from the time I rescued her. She went through a lot in her sweet little life and I always say the best thing I ever did was rescuing her. She has been gone for way too long but she really truly is always with me. I could go on and on about how much love she gave me and I gave her, but this is YOUR time now. I really feel for you, dear lady, more than I could ever say. I know Trevor was truly loved and you gave him the best life he could ever have. I can’t imagine living without Shelties and I know you can’t either. You do need to grieve as long as it takes for you. I believe Trevor is with you and will always be there. God Bless you and be with you during this terrible time. I wish I could give you a hug.

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  123. Melanie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. This was a beautiful tribute to your Sheltie angel. ((hug))

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  124. Mark & Cheryl Carlson

    Our prayers are with you through this difficult time. I know what Trevor ment to you, as we also lost our first Sheltie last year, the pain of a great loss is sometimes very hard to deal with. You need to take the time and some how Trevor will inspire you in so many different ways, to think of him and give your love to others in a special way. Our Princess lived through a lot and to this day I think she still is with us in her own way. She also, guided me to rescue 2 shelties from a personal puppymill. Someday, I will tell the story of the Princess Angel that lives on with us. Trevor will do the same for you. Take Care and if you need anything does hesitate to let us know.
    Cheryl, Mark, Jessie, Charlie, Sky, Bailey, and Diego Carlson.

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  125. Mark & Cheryl Carlson

    Our prayers are with you through this difficult time. I know what Trevor ment to you, as we also lost our first Sheltie last year, the pain of a great loss is sometimes very hard to deal with. You need to take the time and some how Trevor will inspire you in so many different ways, to think of him and give your love to others in a special way. Our Princess lived through a lot and to this day I think she still is with us in her own way. She also, guided me to rescue 2 shelties from a personal puppymill. Someday, I will tell the story of the Princess Angel that lives on with us. Trevor will do the same for you. Take Care and if you need anything does hesitate to let us know.
    Cheryl, Mark, Jessie, Charlie, Sky, Bailey, and Diego Carlson.

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  126. Mark & Cheryl Carlson

    Our prayers are with you through this difficult time. I know what Trevor ment to you, as we also lost our first Sheltie last year, the pain of a great loss is sometimes very hard to deal with. You need to take the time and some how Trevor will inspire you in so many different ways, to think of him and give your love to others in a special way. Our Princess lived through a lot and to this day I think she still is with us in her own way. She also, guided me to rescue 2 shelties from a personal puppymill. Someday, I will tell the story of the Princess Angel that lives on with us. Trevor will do the same for you. Take Care and if you need anything does hesitate to let us know.
    Cheryl, Mark, Jessie, Charlie, Sky, Bailey, and Diego Carlson.

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  127. Helene M. Lincoln

    All of Sheltie Nation shares your sorrow. I am in tears as I write this. Trevor and all the other shelties that have graced the pages of Sheltie Nation have and will continue to warm many hearts daily. Trevor’s happy smile and love will endure in your memories forever. Only sheltie owners can truly understand the special bond and loss that is felt. He was lucky to love and be loved by you. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  128. corby and laurinda dawson

    our hearts are with you. there is nothing better than loving and being loved by a sheltie…they are just the best dogs, and you are so blessed to have had trevor, and toby and tyler also. give them a big hug, and may your heart feel peace.
    corby and laurinda, with daisy, poppy, and bramble

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  129. [email protected]

    Ahhh my Sweet you have my heart sooo competely. Yesss take time to remember cry and wish Trevor’s beautiful soul a safe passage over Rainbow bridge. I can see him now running and playing with our beloved Bomani,she was also my soul mate sheltie dog! Trevor will be an angel always guarding you and protecting you now,this I know as a fact,you will sense him near and KNOW. Blessings to you dear heart

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  130. Susan Bushey

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you on you’re loss of Trevor. He was beautiful and very special friend to you and to all those he helped in his therapy work. No matter how old they are at their passing it’s always way too soon for us. His sweet and giving spirit will live on in all the shelties that are helped through Sheltie Nation Forums. God bless you and your family at this very difficult time.

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  131. Shelley Green

    I am deeply touched by your love and commitment for Trevor. It sounds like the journey that you two took together was of the kind that reflects the best virtues that life can offer.
    It’s a great honor to share in his life through your memorial here. I wish I knew you in life Trevor, you were an amazing spirit. My promise to you and all others that have graced our lives, is to honor you by respecting others and this planet that made your life possible with love and kindness.
    It is such a privilege to share our lives with these beautiful, endearing beings. I know of no better gift that one can receive. Your blog extends these gifts to each and everyone that visits. In that way, all of our Trevors are shared & passed along the slipstreams of our memories and thoughts.
    Thank you for your heartfelt sentiments, and especially for being there for Trevor and being the best friend he could possibly have.

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  132. sue

    I am so sorry to hear about Trevor. He is the embodiment of Sheltie Nation. These beautiful little pups bring so much happiness to us sheltie owners. God bless and take care.

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  133. Jean Leinhauser

    My heart aches for you. You gave him as much as Trevor gave you. He will live on forever in your heart. He was a gorgeous dog. All of us who have loved our Shelties have been there…and it always hurts more than we dream it ever could.

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  134. Ronna

    My heart goes out to you today. Take the time you need to grieve for grieve we do for our beloved friends. When the time is right you will be able to pick up the pieces again. Cherish your memories, let your tears fall, and remember his great love for you and yours for him.

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