I lost a very special friend. She was one in a million and I will never have another friend like her.
I hesitate to even write because words will not do her justice. She was that special.
She came into our lives in 2006 when she was 6 years old. Her original owners were unable to keep her. I truly believe they must have loved her because she was so sweet. I found her on Pet Finders and she was being fostered by a Veterinarian's wife. She had needed two surgeries and was finally ready to be adopted.
She was a Miniature Schnauzer with a laid back Collie or Lab's personality. Yes, she barked like a Schnauzer, but loved everyone she met. I would joke that if someone broke in while we were gone she would run up and lick them and act like their new best friend.
In May I took her to the Veterinarian and she had lost some weight. That was strange because she was eating just fine. But over the summer she stopped eating as well and finally didn't want to eat much at all.
Eventually that wouldn't even work.
We took her for one last ride on Friday. She was always happy to go to the Veterinarian and last Friday was no exception. In a way that made it easier.
We miss her so much. She was definitely one in a million. I feel so sad and lost without her. Jim used to say that he had "one dog" and I had "all those cats," but she truly belonged to all of us.