Warning: this is sad
Dear friends, I don't really want to write this. Even though I have always written entries on this blog for Ivy, it feels completely wrong to write without her. But then everything has felt wrong and off-balance without my furry friend since she left us behind for a better place. She had a great life full of adventures right up to the last day, and we even chased a squirrel together (slowly, but with enthusiasm) during a visit to the park quite recently. Ivy left us peacefully and gently, just as she lived her life: loved by her family and loving us in the simple and uncomplicated way that dogs know how to do so well. Ben, who is 7 years old now, said it best: "God gets to have a turn with Ivy now." We will miss you dearly, sweet Ivy. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I love you.