Just yesterday my son lost his 12 year old Puggle dog, named Charlotte. Charlotte was not only a major part of his life but of our whole family. He got Charlotte as an eight week old puppy and she bonded with him and he with her.
Charlotte loved to eat and could put away her food in record time. If you left your food too close to edge of table she could put that away too. She always knew when it was time to eat and let you know by pawing her food bowl making a lot of noise.
Charlotte loved to fetch tennis balls and could sniff out a tennis ball even when it was not clearly in sight. She never missed retrieving the ball whether on land or tossed in the lake.
Charlotte even starred in a movie produced by her people-cousins. This brought much laughter and joy to us all.
As Charlotte got older she would happily spend most of her day sleeping on the sofa, but always became alert before my son would get home.
To my son and his family I know how very heartbroken you are. We all feel the loss of Charlotte but can always remember the joy she brought into our lives.
May all the angels in heaven enjoy and love her as much as we all did.