10/3/2007 – 3/13/2022
Karlie peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 3/13/2022 after developing a terminal cancer in her abdomen. She was our Chief Security Officer. Affectionately referred to as, “Karlie Marbles” (because her eyes looked like black marbles).
She came to us from an animal rescue shelter in Ohio. She was part Australian Shepherd and part Golden Retriever (we think).
In a nutshell, she was highly intelligent. In her younger days, she would learn a new trick in just a few hours.
Karlie was quite serious about her role and even though she had begun to lose her hearing, nothing got by her. Her favorite past time was staring out the window watching for anything that appeared to threaten her territory. The tone of her bark would tell you if it was friend or foe, mail truck or UPS, rabbit or cat. We never needed a clock in the office because Karlie would squeak her toy to let us know when it was 4 o’clock.
Her favorite toy was her green ball that would be filled with treats (she loved any puzzle that needed to be solved). Her favorite game was hide and seek. Her favorite daily task was to deliver the mail to Patty with a spring in her step and her tail waving like a flag. Karlie was always willing to help and greeted every visitor with a toy in her mouth that she was ready to share.
Her DiSC profile was DC. She was very direct, sometimes a little pushy and never shy when it came to telling you what she wanted.
Karlie has been an office dog for her entire life, keeping us safe, secure and entertained every day. We are truly blessed to have had such a special dog share our life and give us so much joy. Her presence is missed beyond measure.
Rest in peace, sweetheart.
Until we meet again.