November 4, 1990 - February 19, 2000.
Piper had earned 202 Best of Breeds, including 9 Best in Specialty shows, by spring 1998. He was lost under tragic circumstances when an unknown person left the gate to his fenced yard open and he was struck and killed by a car. His Collie companion, Mimi, was lost at the same time and is now known to have died as well.
TO MY PRECIOUS PIPER,
Oh how I wish that I had known that the Bridge needed You.
You left so suddenly and so tragically,
My heart aches for those last moments that we couldn't share
My arms are empty and yearn for just one more special hug
You were the answer to my dreams.
My Best Friend and the companion that shared my life.
The Sheltie who gave his all to everyone he met
A true ambassador for your Breed in the Ring,
in the community and in our home
I hope that you know how much I loved you.
I didn't have a chance to tell you before you left.
My home is so empty now without you.
Your Friends (human and canine) miss you so much.
I am told that you are watching over me still.
Please ask the Bridge Keeper to let me feel your presence
I love you Piper and I always will
Until we meet again,
Your loving, but oh so human, Mom
Mary E Couzens
Pedigree:A/C Ch Dundee Famous Amos Ch Linden Bonanza Ch Linden Polly Vonn C Ch Keynote Linden Easy Livin' Ch Lanbur Fairly Sportin' Keynote Touch 'n Go Heatherland's Lovely Lady A/C Ch Linden Keynote Takin' It Easy 2CC Romayne's Sports Wind Krislyn's Dream Maker Romayne's Honey Bee Ch Lanbur Linden The Blonde Ch Cahaba's Touch the Wind ROM Ch Lanbur Sugar Time Ch Wistwin Rhinestone Cowgirl