In Fort Collins, Colorado there is a beautiful testament to the relationship we share with our dogs.
These men cared for her, found homes for her puppies, and took turns taking her home on the weekends. They named her Annie.
Annie took her job greeting passengers & employees at C & S seriously and those who did not know her personally, probably knew of her. She was loved by many.
I could not help picturing these railroad men, saying their final good-byes to her...
The statue is located at 201 Peterson St.
Annie grave is at 136 Laporte Ave. off Mason St.
Sources: historical plaque inside the C & S building,
local newspaper clippings from the Rocky Mountain News & others, city council records (provided by Fort Collins Local History Archive)
Special Thanks to Erin Senseman, Librarian, for her help locating documents.