#1 here. Our long-time blogging friends may remember Ms. A (aka Alex) who, in late 2007, entrusted me with a puppy called Tommy. Over the years, Ms. A and Mr. R became good friends. We dog sat for each other and often celebrated the litter's birthday, which coincided with my own, together. Tommy had the unusual and wonderful opportunity to continue to get together with his parents, aunts, sisters, nieces and nephews. When she was helping me pick out a puppy, Ms. A pointed to Tommy and said "This is Tommy. He looks after his sisters. He is the best puppy of the bunch." Even though I had initially planned on getting a girl, I trusted her judgement and Tommy came home with me. The rest is history.
Ms. A sadly left on her journey to the Bridge last Monday after a battle with the C monster. We can imagine the welcome she received from Monty, Harrie, Cora, Joe, Minnie, Scooby, Lydia, Sophie, Elsie, Emily and others too, not forgetting Tommy. But we are so sad that she has gone and we can imagine the depth of Mr. R's sorrow.
Here are some photos taken over the years, in remembrance of a wonderful friend.