I got Azalea, my beautiful long haired whippet, in the beautiful Oregon community of Azalea, Oregon. My mom and I picked Azalea up and it is a wonderful memory since my mom has passed away. Azalea loved catching soft frisbees, 10 times in a row!. She ran 35 mph at the dog park and no other dog could catch her (all the dog owners were glad when their dogs were tired from the experience!). Through the years we moved to a house in Oregon City where I met many neighbors with dogs; Azalea loved playing with all of her new friends. When I went to work she preferred not to be a therapy dog and was happy to wait in the car, getting a walk every few hours. As she aged she became more aloof and wasn’t interested in running or socializing with other dogs and people. One of the first things I taught her was “no chase kitty”, so she totally ignored my cats who loved to lay down next to her fluffy long tail which smelled like the outdoors. After retirement, I took her for more walks and despite her arthritis she was always eager to go in the car to various parks. She had a spoiled, wonderful life and I only put her to sleep after she could no longer go up steps and couldn’t get up by herself. I buried her at a friend’s farm which was one of her favorite places in the last few years. She lived for 17 years and I can’t express how much pleasure and love she gave me. Thank you my dear friend!!

A donation was made in Azalea's memory and the memorial was created on February 20, 2020.

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Messages From Friends and Family

In memory of all the sweet friendship Azalea brought to Cora Sue.

~Memory shared by Brenda.