Beautiful boy…you stole our hearts from the first moment we got you. In spite of the fact that you ate through the cable wire so many times we started calling you Cable Dog. When you learned how to retrieve the newspaper from the driveway, you took the neighbor’s too! When we had 3 stockings on the fireplace mantel…2 for the kids and one for you….you smelled which one was yours and took it down yourself! You always brought your bowl when you were hungry and thought we weren’t quick enough. You ever so gently pulled our daughter’s scrunchy out of her hair…to her giggling delight. Always so gentle with the children, and patient with them too. The most loving soul inside such a beautiful boy…we will never forget you.