Retired from agility for many years, Molly still took every opportunity to chase Border Collie Quest and "train him" to do the work. Molly and Valerie were born 2/14/1998 about the time of my first Sheltie National in Tucson where I met their breeder owner. Cadie Pruss, I can never thank you enough for sharing the girls with me. Valerie pass just a few weeks ago and Molly was still going strong at that time. Valerie passed during her nap on the cement patio, today, Molly passed in almost the same place and way. Tomorrow will be the first day since 1991 that there is not a Sheltie in the house. It will be so weirdly quiet"
My good friend Pam had both Molly (on the right), and Valerie (on the left). She wrote, "MACH 4 Acadia Color of Passion HSAs, MXC, MJB2, OF "Molly" Molly came to live with me as my daughters junior handling dog for agility. When she "grew up" and gave up agility, I inherited a wonderful partner for many years to come.
My heart breaks for Pam. I can't believe that 1 month and 2 days after Valerie passed away, Molly followed. Pam said that her Border Collie, Quest, attempted to put the ball he and Valerie played with in Molly's grave. I think he thought Valerie had forgotten it, and he wanted Molly to give it to her.
These girls were truly special. They do continue in my breeding program through Claire.