? – 01/2005
It is with deep regret and sadness that we have had to put our beloved Haley, GSRNE #91 to sleep. It was a very painful decision for Elaine and myself to make. Two years ago we had her x-rayed and our vet informed us that her hips, spine and two front legs were deteriorating very badly. We tried very hard to make life easier for her, putting her on pain medicine and building a ramp for her to enter the house. The last two weeks were very difficult for her. We consulted with our vet., all three of us came to the conclusion, that Haley deserved to be relieved of her suffering.
Haley was adopted by us on July 19, 2000, my birthday. It was the best gift I have ever received. She was a well-traveled dog, spending time at Prince Edward Island, Maine, Vermont and Chatham Mass. Everywhere she went people fell in love with her. Our granddaughters when they were first learning to speak, their first words were not Peppy and Grammy, but was Haley.
Three times a day she was walked in Cunningham Park, Milton and everyone knew her, including all the caretakers of the park. During the summer months she attended all the band concerts at our Town Hall. She even managed to get her picture in the local paper a few times.
We considered ourselves blessed in having this beautiful girl in our lives. She brought joy and happiness to us and it is hard to part with her.
Haley is to be buried at Pine Ridge Pet Cemetery in Dedham Mass. We are going to place a tennis ball with her, because that was her favorite thing, playing with tennis balls.
We want to thank Janice, Karen, Lisa A. and all the members of the GSRNE who were instrumental in giving us the wonderful opportunity in allowing us the privilege of adopting our beautiful girl.