We've had a sad occurrence at our house yesterday..Dove..our 14 year old lab , had to be put down. Dove led a life of service, she was a Guide Dog For The Blind and came back to us after she retired. My wife was her puppy raiser so long ago. Pat taught her basic socialization , fundamental commands, and preliminary guide dog skills. Then Dove went to "college" (Guiding Eyes For The Blind in Yorktown Heights NY), graduated top of her class and was a highly successful guide dog and companion for nearly 10 years for a very nice lady in Albany. And when she had had enough she came back home to live her final years with us as a regular , ordinary dog.. Of course she wasn't. She was special, very special. We will miss you Dove..Enjoy your well deserved reward..
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." Will Rogers