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June 15th, 2001-August 16th, 2014
For the last 12 years our dear dog Brody was an important member of our family. He has our hearts forever. We will miss him everyday.
Brody Brody Brody
Color: Sable and white
Favorite Activity: Belly Rubs
Favorite Buddies: Sadie
Favorite Food: Cheese
Favorite Place: Sleeping by the fence
Gender: Male
Nickname(s): Brodypants
In February 2002, Dad decided that we had to have a Sheltie. He had seen a show on TV that interviewed a Sheltie breeder, and afterwards he said, "That's the dog for us!" Mom resisted at first. She said they were too barky and too hairy. But 5 minutes after meeting Brody we were in love, including Mom. He had come running out of the room he was in to meet us and his tongue was hanging off to the side, making him look pretty goofy, but it was very sweet too. He climbed into mom's lap on the drive home and trembled because he was so scared, and that was it for Mom, she was in love! We quickly found out we could make him do anything for cheese. It was his all time favourite treat. He got home and we let him in... the first thing he did was pee on the carpet but that was OK, he was scared and it was all new to him. Soon we had him out for lots of walks. He had a really funny "prance" to his walk. Everybody was always happy to see him coming because of his peppy step! He got the hang of not peeing in the house quickly. In fact he learned everything pretty quickly. Shelties are a smart breed. One thing he trained US to do was to make sure he slept in Mom and Dad's room every night. If he wasn't on the mat at the end of their bed he would bark until we let him in the room. He always used to come in for story time when his human brother was little. He would go and lie on the floor and listen until it was time for bed. And if anyone in his family was upset or sad, Brody always knew. He would get upset himself and start panting and jump up on Mom! One time we had a lot of people over at our old house and he tried to herd all the kids when they were playing together. We had a doghouse for him that we painted and made all nice for him and he refused to go in it!! He always wanted to be lying by the gate of the fence to watch for people or dogs walking by so he could run back and forth and bark at them through the fence! He made lots of friends that way! We got him a friend, Sadie, when he was seven and he grudgingly put up with her, but she loved him very much and acted as his guide dog when he went deaf... she would bark a high pitched bark so he could know when people were walking by the fence, and then the two of them would run back and forth together!

The last few days were very hard. The vet has told us he probably had an underlying kidney disease for the last while. We had noticed he was drinking a lot more but we thought it was because it was summer and he was hot. He had lost weight but we thought it was because of his arthritis. But he got sick really fast this last week. His kidneys had stopped working and we had to let him go. It was so so sad but it was peaceful, he went to sleep and mom was with him till the end so he wasn't alone. The vet was crying too and gave him a kiss, as we all did. We will always remember him and he will be in our hearts forever. He will meet us at the Rainbow Bridge and we will do our best to help Sadie through this sad time.
Comments (12 )
One of the best!! Brody will be missed.
August 16th, 2014 15:45:53
I am so sad to hear this news :(. I never got the chance to meet Brody but he sounds like a loving part of your family. Sending healing and love from the Browne's.  
August 16th, 2014 16:09:26
So sad to hear of your loss:( Brody was a real prince and he loved people more than other dogs. Tim & I had so much fun when we babysat them..he loved his walks:) He is now in a place where there is no pain and lots of tail wagging..Im sure our Lady, Tina, & Casey are introducing themselves‚™°‚™°‚™°
August 16th, 2014 16:30:27
Brody and my sheltie Nena are who brought me and my bff Holly together. I'll miss you Brody. See you again on the other side.
August 16th, 2014 17:18:14
A lovely dog Brody must have been.  We had such a dog once, so we know just how much fun and love there would have been between him and his human family.  We are sorry that you have lost him, but all those great memories will always be with you.  He was a lucky fellow to have such a great family.  Hugs to all.
August 17th, 2014 04:39:06
What a lovely tribute to a wonderful dog! I loved the part about going to pick him up. It's so sad to lose them but it's so amazing to have had them at all that it's worth the pain of their loss.
August 17th, 2014 06:31:39
How sad, Brodie was a wonderful dog and he has left behind his four best friends, that includes Sadie. He had a life of love.  my heart is hugging yours.
August 17th, 2014 12:34:09
‚€œNot the least hard thing to bear when they go from us,
  these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so
  many years of our own lives.‚€

 ‚€“ John Galsworthy    
(via Shannon Gibney)

Thinking of you guys.

So true.   Just browse through the family photos from years gone by

August 18th, 2014 09:40:40
Your Brodie was a great family member.  I recall going for a walk with him and hoping to heck he knew the way back home! He did!  He will be missed.  Enjoy the wonderful memories of your boy.  xo Margaret, Jess and Jonah.
August 18th, 2014 17:56:13
Brody was such a good boy!  I met him a while ago when Brody's mom decided to get all the work peeps and their pups together. What social butterflies they all were :). So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all. -Michelle
August 20th, 2014 12:04:03
Brody was such a good boy!  I met him when his mom decided to get her work peeps and pups together at Nose Hill park (one if his regular haunts for SURE).  What social butterflies they all were :)  So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all.
August 20th, 2014 12:12:54
I am so sorry for your loss. Brody was clearly not just a pet - he was a member of the family. The hole is big and the hurt is overwhelming; praying that the memories will be blessings to hold on to, and that the love he gave you will be cherished. I wish I could take away this pain! I hope it helps to know that others care. Blessings, Susan
August 25th, 2014 14:22:17
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