a blithe spirit.
and then you grew up
and got so wise, too,
but never old, somehow —
that's why we were so surprised
when it was time for you to leave us.
brave, bright, funny girl.
not a dog, so much more than a dog —
a ministering spirit.
we are lost without you.
Lady, beloved friend. August 12, 2000 - June 3, 2014.