Saturday, December 18, 2010


Raider -- July, 1997 to Dec. 17, 2010

He had been failing for about a month as the slow erosion of age bore him down. So I wasn't surprised to find him lying dead in front of the wood stove last night. He had been with us for so long that he leaves a noticeable gap in our family. We never can keep them as long as we want to.

Thanks for the memories, Raider. You were a big sweetie.