Angel of God...
You gave each of us protection and unconditional love! We will alway remember the laughter you provided us with; silly growls with a shoe in your mouth to greet us .
As your master and a mother, I slept tight at night with you by my side... knowing that you would alert me if something was not right. You were an excellent watchdog and I am deeply grateful to you! But did you have to bark at the paperboy @ 4 am everyyyyy dayyyy? (Yawn) haha. Sometimes you little stinker it was your way of getting back into the house. Barking to be let in was too beneath you, but hey... we tried to train you to speak but you would give me a look as if to say "paleeze... do I look like an ordinary dog?" Smiling through my tears...
Effective Communicator and Diplomat...
How about the night you put your cold nose into mom's face - woke her up; walked over to your water bowl, stuck your nose in it and then proceeded to take her by the hand to the bathroom door to explain what it is you wanted!
For the fights with the water hose; biting the water and whining and growling at it. Was that your way of hating baths? How cute you were when you got your hair shaved for the summer!
The neighbor mooch... Poor starving dogs in China!... you had to be sure you got their fair share too! Never missed a good tidbit did you?
Thank you for the protection and unconditional love you gave us!