What a sad day.  We said goodbye to our sweet beautiful Goldie today after being with us for 16 years.  Goldie was our peacemaker. Regardless of how much we disagreed about so many thing in life, we always agreed on our love for her.  Goldie was our tranquilizer.  Just putting a hand on her calmed us.
A few weeks ago, shortly after her 16th birthday, Goldie let us know she was worn out…just tired.  The water therapy she loved was too much for her now.  She wasn’t even strong enough to lift her head to eat.
Goldie went to sleep surrounded by us (her first family) and her extraordinary, caring friends at Old Mill.  We miss her so much already.

— Joan from Leesburg, VA