Someone gave up a very special dog for family:
To the folks who dropped off a brown puppy on Mount Gilead Road 12 years ago, our family would like to give you a message of thanks.
You left us with the most loving and wonderful dog anyone could ever want. Those of you who do not enjoy the love of a special pet might want to skip to the next letter, but if you do know that kind of love, this was a special friend.
We live on 13 acres, and she loved to run with the horses and keep other animals at bay. She kept our yard clear of raccoons, opossums, coyotes and any other animal that might venture too close for her liking.
When we moved into town four years ago, she had to get used to staying in her yard. That was a learning process, during which time she developed a passing relationship with the local animal control officer until I completed a fence that she couldn't jump over. Her running was now confined to going with me along the lake shore, where she would take every opportunity to go in for a swim, even if there was some ice on the lake.
As she got older, I had to tie her at the halfway point of my run or she would be so tired she couldn't move the rest of the day. I guess it won't be long before I will be turning around at the halfway point myself, but I will always go at least that far just to see if she is waiting there.
She was loved by everyone who knew her, and we will miss her very much. We buried her in our backyard today.
Her name was Biggs.
Letters to the Editor for Friday, November 19, 2010