This is SP, who passed on at the end of 2007 at about the age of 12. She was a blue heeler mix and was the smartest dog I have ever known. She came to us as a two year old stray and was number four in our pack at that time. After the senior dogs had passed on and we were one on one, I began to realize that she was something special. She had a very unusual ability to get the gist of ordinary English speech. The mutt half of her mix added to her heeler intelligence and gave her great love of people and the ability to make friends readily. I think of her every day, but after six weeks of mourning, I adopted another heeler mix, Kelli, out of rescue. Kelli is not SP; but we are having great fun together.

Lee from TX