Sad News

Maddie, the Irish Setter that has been a member of our family for nine years, is no longer with us. The chronic health conditions, which she had suffered from since she was born, reached a point where the medication she was on was no longer effective, and our vet could offer us no other options.

This is not the kind of thing I would normally share on this blog. There are empty couches and chairs in every room, and a huge hole in our hearts. Still, Maddie had a lot of fans here, and I wanted you to know.

I have closed comments today. I know how hard it is to push the “Like” button on a post like this. Please understand that I will interpret a “Like” as your acknowledgment of our sadness. For now, please enjoy some of her special moments.