Old Sheppie he knew he was going to go
For he reached out and nipped at my hand
He looked up at me just as much as to say
We're parting but you'll understand
Now old Shep is gone where the good doggies go
And no more with old Shep will I roam
But if dogs have a heaven there's one thing I know
Old Shep has a wonderful home
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Old Shep · Walter Brennan
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Author, Composer: Red Foley
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Subsequently, the decision was by the shepherd's relatives back east that his body be sent there for burial. In the lonelyprocession that followed from hospital to train depot, the identity and relationship of the whining dog that accompanied thecasket was lost. Prevented from boarding the train, the dog, who soon thereafter came to be known as Old Shep, patiently andmethodicaly held a vigil to insure reunion with his beloved friend. For five and a half years, Old Shep met each passenger trainas it chugged into the station and unboarded its patrons, anticipating his partner's return.