Missy

It is with a heavy heart that I am giving you the news that Missy, the Llewellyn setter that my wife and I adopted from your fine organization back in 2003 has passed away. We first saw her, advertised as a Welsh Springer, at one of your foster homes in Dunellen. The actual breed didn’t matter; once we saw her, she was ours. She provided me and my wife with an unending source of companionship. Additionally, she devised herself various “jobs”, the most prominent one being our morning “alarm clock” and our “time for bed” clock. She survived to have a cancerous growth removed six or so years ago. Dr. Coleman and his staff at Meyersville Veterinary Group looked after her health during her time with us, providing some of the finest care we have ever received in all of the years that we have had pets.

Missy was much more than just a pet and I can never say that we owned her; I more think that she owned us. The Rainbow Bridge is a real tear-jerker but Diane and I both hope that when our time comes, the author knew what he or she was talking about. Our days with dogs is not yet over. As Spring approaches, we will begin the search for another one who needs to look after us; Missy has left big paw prints to fill.

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