Every dog I have owned has a special place in my heart. This card is headed to a friend who recently lost her German Shepherd. They are beautiful dogs and the one I grew up with is the first dog I remember. I loved that girl! But it seems that as I have gotten older my dogs have gotten smaller. Presently I have Abbygirl - a seven pound miniature black poodle who is almost 19 years old. I have never owned such an elderly dog! She has lost her hearing and most of her eyesight but she is still quite peppy and happy. It is amazing how she navigates around our house - including the stairs! You know what has kept us home for months so she has had lots of extra attention every day. I know we are on borrowed time with her but as long as she is not in pain we will keep on keeping on!