Many of us have had to say goodbye to that beloved old dog. The dog who was perfect…at least in our memories. Soon the pain subsides and the loneliness motivates us to get a new puppy.

I'm happy to report I've survived the first year despite Roxie's need to roam off the farm to visit the neighborhood next to our place. At first, the neighbors were all 'ooohhhh sweet puppy' which only encouraged her to run over there at every opportunity.

Soon the calls were more '...your dog is here...AGAIN'...and we've made some progress at keeping her home. MY next video is from a year ago, July of 2017, and you can see how much she has grown in a year and how much she is loved.