I have just received very sad news.
The wonderful woman, Joy, who rescued Champ and rehabilitated him for adoption, has passed away tragically while hiking with her beloved dog, Blue over the weekend.
She was caught in an avalanche.
Her devoted dog led rescuers to where she was buried, but it was too late.
Two people died in the avalanche.
Champ was deemed unadoptable and Joy had just about given up finding a home for him when I saw his photo (above) on the Border Collie Rescue website.
Something told me that this was the dog I was looking for.
Joy and I had kept in touch since the end of last June when I adopted Champ.
Recently, she had sent me this link from her blog when she was fostering Champ.
She loved her dogs and loved to take them on wonderful hikes in the backcountry.
Sometimes I do believe there are Angels walking this Earth, and she would be one of them.
It took her 9 months to rehabilitate Champ after terrible abuse.
And now I have a devoted companion and protector.
She was a kind, loving, caring human being.
Thank you, Joy for all the lives you have touched.
Especially the Four Footed ones.
Bless you, Joy and Bless your Dear Family and Friends in this time of sorrow.
I know you will be Dearly Missed.