Rescue Journal

the perfect dog

Carol  ·  May 23, 2009

lexi was not just my dog..lexi was saints dog...she belonged to each and everyone of us.

she was the best dog in the world...i can't even list all the goodness that was in her...because every goodness that ever existed, existed inside of her.

she was truly the perfect dog.

and no one except us, ever wanted her.

big, black and hairy...crippled and old.

she never had a single inquiry, no one ever asked if they could give her a home.

and what the world outside of saints all missed out on was a dog who loved me more than i have ever been loved in my life.

and she was absolutely determined to demonstrate and prove that love and her loyalty to me, day after day after day.

she made us slow down to wait for her, she made us wait for her to catch up, she made us remember not to forget her and she made us smile and laugh as she took all of her short cuts.

and the only time she ever made me cry was since she passed away.

i am so blessed and humbled to loved like i was by lexi.

i really miss you lex....but i know that somehow, you will always be with me....good, good dog...the very best, most perfect dog.


Kelly B

Carol, I am very sorry for the loss of Lexi. I can't imagine how you find the strength of heart to continue past all the loss, but the animals at SAINTS (and us humans too) are grateful that you do so.

Blessings to you and the rest of the SAINTS family.


lexi passed with people around her who absolutely loved her what better way to go.

Barbara DeMott

Actually Carol I was very interested in adopting Lexi ( my 9 year old Molly, also a collie/shepherd cross, is so similar and just starting to get stiff legged).
But when I saw her at Saints, I saw she was really home.


Hi Carol,
I've been following your blog for a few months but this is my first comment. I am overwhelmed by what you do for these animals and overwhelmed by the sadness that surrounds SAINTS due to the sheer volume of animals that pass through your doors simply it seems, on their way to somewhere else.

I'm so very sorry for your loss of Lexi and my heart is with you tonight.


Carol just found your blog-do you never sleep?
So sorry to hear of lexie's passing.She must have been a great soul to have loved so much.
Liana@The Valley Feed Bag.


Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss but I am glad that no one ever asked about Lexie because she was home. Lexie picked you. She picked SAINTS. It sounds like she would have been devastated if she ever had to leave. Rest in Peace, Lexie. You will be missed!