~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I know that I was lucky to have her as long as I did. 14 years is a long time for a Lab - for any dog, really. And to have her relatively healthy until her last day is another blessing many don't get the privilege of experiencing.
I am also very grateful to have 4 more furry bodies here to make me laugh with their tail-wagging, ear-flopping, Run*A*Round rabble-rousing - as well as their warm comfort when they just come sit next to me. I never want to have a one-dog household ever again. Did that many years ago - it's too hard when you lose them - must have multiple furry souls at your feet.
The house is definitely much more quiet without Miss Marigold. She was The Princess with a huge sense of entitlement to everything around her, never being left out of anything. These other 4 pups are so unintrusive, it's almost too easy to go about my day.
|One of my favorite photos of her - taken exactly 10 yrs. before her death.|
Miss Marigold is buried next to her 'brother', Avis (a 150 lb. Rott/Lab mix), who left us 3 years ago at age 10. She and Avis were the best of buds, so I'm glad they're reunited.
|Avis and Marigold, together again.|