Our hearts are heavy today. Our beloved Golden Retriever Penny passed over to the Happy Hunting Grounds this morning.
Dan had let the dogs out early, while it was still dark, but only Gracie came in. Penny loved the snow and it was not unusual for her to stand at the door and play a game of tease with her ball. But she did not do that this morning, and as cold as it has been lately, she was always back in the house within a few minutes. Dan went out to investigate and found her lying in the yard with her ball beside her. She was only six years old, and she was perfectly healthy.
I am too overcome to write any more today and tell you how much this Big Red Dog meant to me. Gracie is lost and Dan, Kristen and I are heartbroken.