Deejay – a gentle Shepherd is no longer on planet earth but she sure is in heaven.
This beautiful dog saved a child’s life some years ago when she herself was only three. She saw her two-year old charge, Adam, wander down to the farm dam (small lake) before his family realised he was missing. They frantically searched for him looking in all the most dangerous places as on a farm there are so many places a child can get lost and hurt. At least 45 minutes had passed when someone noticed frantic activity in the distance in the dam and raced down to see. Deejay had Adam’s arm in her mouth and was pulling him out of the deep water and onto land.
A mischievous toddler – and unaware of his peril, Adam was determined to do what he wanted but he couldn’t swim and she sensed that – despite his protestations she succeeded in dragging him out of the water unharmed. No sooner was he free of her firm mouth-grip and he raced back to the water but back she went and pulled him back again.
What the family originally thought was Deejay harming Adam turned out to be a remarkable animal’s innate sense of responsibility and care for those she loved.
Adam is an adult now and knows how to swim.
Deejay – another exquisite animal who shared her life with humans – for a brief moment she came to earth, wove her special magic and then in a twinkle of starlight she was gone.
But……..only for a while until we catch her up – then tears stop and laughter begins forever.