She was the reason that my husband and I bought our first and only home.
She was the ring-bearer in our wedding and accompanied us on our honeymoon.
We always stayed at pet-friendly hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts because we couldn't bear to leave her at home.
When I was pregnant with my son, she would rest her head on my belly.
In 1999, she found us. We were walking near the VMFA on Grove Avenue and she was nearly hit by traffic. She ran up to us, and we carried her to our house in the fan. She was our first child, our daughter, and we miss her terribly.