Dear Sarah -
Ten years ago, on October 19, 2001 and not long after 9/11, you gave us Faith.
I don't know if you remember her but you said when you got her from the Harford County pound (where, coincidentally, I had seen her originally on their website) it became immediately clear that she had no plans to sleep anywhere other than in the house.
When we drove up to the farm, she left her post on the porch guarding the food and jumped in our car. Faith passed away yesterday after giving us 10 wonderful years of her company. Every member of our family had a special relationship with her and although she was our first dog, she was the best dog ever! Exceedingly polite (except perhaps to other dogs on the street), smart, gentle, funny, adventurous (she had a knack for wandering far and wide), patient, and over the years, established a truce with the deer and squirrels on the property. Her last Christmas was highlighted by a significant number of meatballs. She was one great dog.
The little boys in the attached photo are now grown up but they will always keep Faith in their hearts.
Thank you Sarah and MABCR.
Janet, John, Jordan, Aidan & Nolan