Maggie - Agility Training

Monday, December 13, 2010


Dear Melissa,

Thought I'd send you a picture of Alan - We don't usually take pictures, but his classmates were all going to do it, so we decided also. Alan is no longer in the was too far to travel & late at nite. We do take him to a park to run with other dogs at a Dog Park and he is always a Good Citizen!!

Have a Good Christmas & a wonderful New Year.



Dear Melissa,

Sorry you have not heard from us. We all love Willy to pieces he is so fun, smart, such sense of humor, a horrible tease to us mere mortals.

Willy has made the newspaper here, in the form of my mom's obituary. But I thought you might like to see it. Really the last paragraph, but collies are one of the themes of her obit...

Elaine Turville Delaney

August 02, 2010

Elaine Delaney - a life of service to community.

Florence Elaine Turville Delaney, dubbed The Indispensable Ms. Delaney in a Winchester Star article extolling her extraordinary volunteer service to her community, died at her Winchester home on August 2, 2010. Her family and her ever-present collie dog were at her side. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dr. Demasco, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the beloved sister of the late Admiral William C. Turville, USNMC and was the daughter-in-law of the late Admiral and Mrs. Henry R. Delaney, USNDC.

With her growing awareness that her devoted husband would survive her, Mrs. Delaney requested that he receive a posthumous gift from her. Thirteen days following her death, an 8-week old puppy arrived from Black river Falls, Wisconsin. Willy was presented to Mrs. Delaney's husband on his 90th birthday. Her family decided to give Willy a fitting name for his American Kennel Club Pedigree; Hickory Creeks Willy That The Angels Sent. As in life, Mrs. Delaney had seen to every detail. She created a satisfying and productive life of community involvement as she had hoped to, but she had always kept a steady gaze on her family and touched each of thier lives with her loving ways. Gifts in her memory would be most welcome by the EnKa Society 1037 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890, the Winchester Senior Association/Jenks Center, 109 Skillings Rd., Winchester, MA 01890, the Collie Rescue League of New England, Inc. or the University of Pennsylvania's Undergraduate Scholarship fund.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Hi Lissa,

We wish you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and that you all remain healthy. I think that's the most important in life. Again these pictures of Oliver, which I must send you just because the dog is just Great. Oliver is for us as a friendly dog and is an asset. Sometimes when I talk with him, I think he understands every word. You have really great collies that you can be proud of.

Best Regards,

Sandra and Burkhard, Oliver and Golden!