We lost a family member a couple of days ago. She left us quietly of heart failure. We saved her from death by starvation and in return she gave us 12 years of love and devotion. She was one of the most gentle dogs I have ever known, and was devoted to my wife; as was my wife to her. We both miss her terribly and her older "step-sister" Sassy is feeling lost. Her ashes will be on the mantle.