None of it was your fault really, but at that moment, I didn't want you to be part of our family anymore. I love my dogs, but in the pack hierarchy, my precious children rank WAY above any dog. Rick threw you in a kennel and we rushed Cass to get 9 stitches around her elbow. When we got home. I told Rick to "take you to the vet". Lucky for you, and eventually for me, Rick and the kids prevailed.
In 2007, Dixie left for the Rainbow Bridge. F***ing cancer. She was only 7. She was more Rick's dog, and it was very hard on him.
As the last few years have gone by, you've barked at strangers, growled at the wind, and made me feel safe more times than you know. You've snuggled up to sick children, as though you knew they needed you.
I love you forever, Fudge. I've loved all my dogs over the years, but you are my absolute favorite.