A couple of weeks ago my friends Susan and Paul lost a pet, a family member and a friend, a canine superstar, Atmos. She had been in our lives and enriched them for around 9 years having adopted Susan and Paul as her family when her owners moved on.
What adjectives to describe her? Affectionate, amusing, at-the-ready, bright, caring, cheeky, clever, courageous, crafty, devoted, faithful, funny, gentle, gorgeous, greedy, intelligent, kid and people friendly, queenly, sure-footed, sweet, trustworthy, unique, vigilant and wonderful. She was a lady and we will all miss her, the incorrigible flirting and infectious smile.
Her true legacy is the monumental enhancement she delivered to our lives and the motherly tutoring she dished out to her star trainee Georgie.
Goodbye our friend the memories will last forever.