My friend Betty passed away this morning at 3:30 a.m. She had major complications from her injuries and went into cardiac arrest. Her Mommy was with her and misses her terribly. Betty recently won the Poughkeepsie Pet Idol contest (for dogs under 40 pounds) and donated all her winnings to the local ASPCA. She was that kind of a gal.
We also learned over the weekend that our friend Miko the Akita crossed the bridge after a long illness. She was a giant of a dog, we only saw her once or twice from across the street when she was out for a walk because she wasn't crazy about other dogs. But her pack - Lyle, Jesse, Butch and Mickey will miss her terribly. She and all her pack mates, were all strays who were lucky enough to be adopted by our friends who manage the dog run. They are true angels on earth.
So give your humans an extra lick today. We have no idea the huge hole we leave in their hearts when its time for us to go to the Bridge.