This week, in the home that had been hers for twelve-and-a half eventful years, Honey, our much-loved Labrador, passed peacefully away.  She had been ailing for some time with various afflictions which attacked her mobility and were causing her pain.  It was time.

She gave us all of her life.  Until her last few weeks she stoically maintained her guard over us, came to us for the love she needed to make her own suffering bearable, and attended with warmth and sympathy to ours.   Her loss is no less than the demise of a precious child to us.   We shall miss her, my wife and I, in ways we have experienced with no other dog, and it will be many years before I wake up without the expectation she will be there.

Clever, expressive, brilliant and just plain fun.