Today we said goodbye to a wonderful pet, Sugar. She was our Australian Blue Heeler that we have had for almost 12 years. Yes, she was with Ralph and I way before we started having kids. She was Ralph's dog from the get go. She always listened to him and followed him everywhere he went. I have not let him forget the time he went through the McDonald's drive-thru and bought her 2 hamburgers and didn't bring anything home for me. She was the one that greeted us when we brought Madison home from the hospital. She would keep Laney company as she would sit and read outside. She let Morgan pull her ears and try to ride her like a horse. Sugar was so patient with all the girls. She always protected them. She survived living in a subdivision, when her passion was chasing cows. Well a couple of weeks ago we noticed she was not eating that much, in the last week she basically had stopped eating. So, Ralph called and made the appointment with the vet. We knew it was time to say goodbye. I personally struggled with making this decision, even though I knew it was the right one. This morning I went to check on her, and she was gone. She had died during the night. Which just goes to prove what a wonderful dog she was, she knew when to leave us.
So, goodbye Sugar.