The following message came from my Wife, posted on her Facebook page. So well said Jennifer, thank you.
This is not a post about sorrow, even though we're so very sad. We lost an awesome family member today. Gavin's little cow dog Beatrice went over the Rainbow Bridge today.
And while we're devastated that our time with her was so short, she made a big impression on our lives. We adopted her at the ripe old age of 9. She wasn't a cute spunky puppy, she was a little old lady who snored loudly when she slept, passed horrible gas when you least expected it, demanded to sleep in bed with someone at night or she'd bark until she was lifted up in bed, snuggled wonderfully and was so overly animated when she smelled food cooking, that she was comical! She was a wonderful girl and we're going to miss her terribly....please consider adopting those not perfect but completely lovable old ladies and men. Your life will be forever changed for the better.... RIP Beatrice