We “rescued” Melanie just prior to Christmas 2001 from a family who couldn’t keep her because of her fetish for hand made Italian shoes.  We thought she would be perfect for out two girls who were 10 and 13 at the time.  However Mel decided to bond to me and has been my dog ever since.  About four years ago she was diagnosed with congestive hart failure, and was put on three different medications.  She really started to deteriorate in the last three months.  Today at 4:58 PM EDST she joined Pepsi, Sprite, Griffen and all beloved companions at God’s feet.
In Memorium, Melanie Louise Poodle.  Jan 1, 1999 to June 11, 2012.  Faithful loving and loyal companion.  God Bless.

— Ira from Ruckersville, VA