It's been 7 years since that terrible day when I had to release you from your ravaged body that was being destroyed by the cancer. Some of the pain and awfulness of that black day have faded, but it is still a very painful memory. It is easier now to smile when I think of you. That eternal grin on your face. The way you LOVED your boomer ballie. When you came to live with me, you were a gangly awkward WILD flat footed black faced crazy little dog. I loved you with my entire heart and soul from the first time I saw you. You were my first show dog, and you introduced me to many people who have become lifelong friends and mentors. I am so glad I have the memory of earning my very first AKC CH point with you on the end of my lead. We got Booxbaumed! It took me 9 years to finally get that last leg on your CD title, but you did it in style. I was so proud.