Most of you know, but for those who don't my big old dog George Bernard died last night- of old age- he was 84 in dog years and had weak lungs for the last 5 years. Today is more quiet than usual in the house and little dog Gracie is moping and doesn't seem to understand what exactly happened-even though he died at home.
We adopted him in July and lost him in July 12 years later. He was big and fluffy and soft and patient and smart and saw my kids through their middle grade and teen years. He did his job well.