Farewell Dear Friend

After thirteen years of loyal friendship, we had to say good-bye to a dear family member last week. Ruby was born on October 4, 1998. This Golden Retriever was one of our favorite pets--faithful, adoring, and always ready to play. She loved retrieving softballs, lunging after firecrackers, and chasing after her favorite toy--an old rubber toss she played with since she was a puppy.

For many years, she gave us dozens of puppies to love and share with others. I know her offspring has been a blessing to many. 

As she grew older, she lost a good deal of her hearing and sight, but she still remained an avid hunter, always letting us know when there was another animal on our property, especially deer. 
Ruby, darling, you will be missed. Farewell dear friend.