Niesa passed over the Rainbow Bridge on July 20, 2015.
A day we'll never forget.

The SSPSNJ is saddened to announce another adopted sheltie passing away. The owners of Niesa just informed us about her passing over the Rainbow Bridge. Our hearts go out to them. Niesa will be missed by many people.

Niesa came into our life in August 2011. Our family thought she was the sweetest dog on earth, not to mention one of the most beautiful. We weren’t the only ones. During the first week of walking her and our new Shetland puppy, Ted, a car stopped and a woman shouted out: “I love the pretty little gray one.” When we traveled to Newburyport or Cape May, New Jersey, or Maine, someone always stopped us and was drawn to Niesa, commenting on how gentle and sweet she was. Many people thought she was a puppy.

Niesa liked nothing more than her meals and her bed. When we were making her supper or breakfast, she would throw her head back dramatically, close her eyes, and bark away. Our biggest surprise was when Niesa barked for the first time. She was so quiet that we thought somehow that she couldn’t bark. I knocked on the door a few times and out came the cutest bark. We all applauded. Niesa was a blessing to us. We love her.

The Kalyns

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