Every once in a while
someone comes into your life and gifts you with perfect love.
That someone, for us, was Maddie.
If ever there was a being who embodied all that is good and kind and wonderful...
it was she.
Last night we gave Maddie our final gift of kindness...
we helped her to heaven...where all dogs go.
The time had come for her when living was more difficult than leaving.
We were so lucky to have an additional three months with her...
since losing the function in her back legs in November.
We are filled with deep sorrow,
and yet our hearts are full of wonderful memories.
She was the gentlest soul I have ever known...
mothering Ginger and MaryAnn when we first brought them home.
Life will never quite be the same without her.
We are so grateful to Dr. Becky, who gave her a peaceful passing
in our home, with all of us loving her and holding her.