RIP Cheyla

While I was on retreat, our little pup Cheyla passed.  I called her a 'substandard poodle' as she was the runt of the litter.  She had a host of health issues and if it wasn't for a monthly injection to keep her immune system going from Addison's disease, she'd be long gone.  Six years of prednisone led to congestive heart failure and after a satisfying hike last week, she gave up. This is one of my favorite shots from last spring when I thought she was leaving us.

I conspired to give her many 'best days ever' and truly she had many of them.  She graced us with an unfailing sweet, cheerful presence.


RIP chey