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December 30, 2010

This morning we lost Jade to heart failure. Three years ago, we started to foster this old lady. We fell in love with her the minute we saw her, adopted her within months and she changed our lives forever. You may think that fostering/adopting a 10 year old dog is useless. We found that Jade was a 10 year old puppy. She was so full of life and spunky in a couch potato kind of way. Before Jade, dogs were NOT allowed on the furniture in my house (not my rule, my husbands), about 2 months after Jade came to us, she not only made herself at home on our family room furniture, she also had her very own chair in the family room, so that she could be comfortable (humans are not allowed to sit in it). Before Jade, dogs were NOT allowed to sleep in the bedrooms at night; they had to sleep on their dog bed in the family room. Since Jade, dogs can sleep where ever they please. Her elderly counter surfing made me laugh. It was amazing to me that a dog with a seriously arthritic hind end could jump up to steel food off the counters. Every time we looked at her, we thought, how anyone could have given her up, let alone drop her off at the SPCA. We promised her the day she walked into our lives that we would try to make the rest of her life as puppy perfect as we could. I hope that we succeeded and that she was happy. I can tell you that we loved her with all of our hearts. It's amazing how much you can fall in love in 3 short years. She brought out the best in us and made us better people. We are heartbroken to say the least; it's so hard to imagine our lives without her there.

Treasuring every moment we were lucky enough to have,

Monica, Rob & Victoria Negron

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