We adopted Xochi (Sojee) from a local greyhound rescue when she was four. How blessed we were to have her with us for seven years. She was the sweetest, silliest, and most loving, loyal hound ever! My friend through thick and thin.

I still see you leaping from the bedroom doorway to land, skidding on all four feet, in the middle of my bed–taking the sheets and comforter with you! I visited you today at your beautiful place on the mesa, buried by a standing stone. I thought of holding you yesterday as we said goodbye–my loving girl–trusting me ’til the end…

— Lisa from Albuquerque, NM