Bluecroft Love Of My Life – Pepper.

Bluecroft Love Of My LIfe was the registered name of my gorgeous Border Collie/Poodle mix, Pepper. She was the first dog I ever really worked with, and she was incredible. I rescued her from the dog pound when she was about 8 months old. She was a total wreck when I brought her home and was covered in cuts and bruises. She was terrified of many things and I dread to imagine what might have happened to her in her previous life.  She was caught by the dog warden straying on a nearby army base. By the state of her, she could have been living rough for a while – she was so thin and a pitiful sight.

I spent every waking minute working with Pepper and managed to turn her into a truly confident  and well adjusted Freestyle dog, who gave the purebred Border Collies a good run for their money in competition. We performed at Discover Dogs, Crufts and on BBC T.V. many times. She was the first dog to perform Flying Changes (One Tempi) and was much admired the world over.

Pepper started this amazing journey wuth me and I’m truly grateful for having had the pleasure of her company for 13 years, 4 months and 17 days. You taught me so much, Pepper, and we had so much fun together – life was never dull with you. Words can not express just how much I miss you.

Pepper lost her brief, but devastating battle with Splenic Hemangiosarcoma on August 23, 2007 – the four year anniversary of my Mother’s death. Life has not been the same since and she is constantly in my thoughts.

10 Responses to Bluecroft Love Of My Life – Pepper.

  1. Laura S. says:

    To look at her, Pepper was a purebred Bearded Collie, rather than a mix of any sort. Not that it will alter anything for you. The love you shared is so moving.

  2. Linda Rollins says:

    Your words stunned me as they were the same words I used to describe MY own beloved Pepper.

  3. Mary Lou Bethune says:

    The love that pours from you and Chandi and Pepper surely must be God opening the veil a bit so we can see what is coming.
    thank you

  4. Marjean Monahan says:

    Thank you so much for showing us your dogs, your dances and yourself. If anyone could watch these videos and not smile, they are hopeless sourpusses. I shall save them to watch whenever I need a lift, and pass them along to all my dog-lover friends. You both are wonderful!

  5. ciklonbill says:

    Her story is sound like our story with Vöcsök. The mix dogs are can be amazing. Pepper was beautiful. Her face resemble a little bit to my dog’s, so extremely beautiful. 🙂 I think she had got a really nice and interesting life.

  6. Kate says:

    Reading how you feel about Pepper makes us all think how we feel about our beloved pets and how precious our time with them is. My Wolfie is still only 4 and also a rescue who had a tormented early start to his life and I couldn’t imagine being without him. It’s wonderful what you did for Pepper and I’m sure you were meant to find each other, the same way you were with Chandi 🙂

  7. Poppy says:

    Wow, she was so pretty. I’m sure Pepper is thinking about you all the time too, Tina. You shared something magnificent, and had a great bond. True love conkers all. ♥

  8. hannah says:

    she is beautiful!! You must be so proud to have her ❤ she is gorgeous!!!

  9. kate says:

    she’s beatiful you must be sad she left you

  10. Ruby says:

    R.I.P to Pepper. P.S the show names you give to your dogs are awesome!

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