Monday, August 18, 2008

Miss Freckles July 22, 1991 - August 4, 2008

It is with the deepest regret that we must share some terribly sad news. We have lost a very loyal and dedicated member of our family proper. On August 4th our darling little dog, Miss Freckles, arrived at the end of her life to a very dignified departure surrounded by those who loved her and who had the privilege to revel in her extraordinarily long lifetime.

Freckles appeared quite unexpectedly into Shauna’s life nearly two decades ago while Shauna was still navigating her teen years. In short order Freckles and Shauna became inseparable, and in time they became synonymously attached to each other. Anywhere that Shauna stepped, Freckles was never far to follow. A celebrated seventeen year relationship ensued that is severed only now by the tragic, inevitable circumstances of late. In her prime Freckles was infamous for her mischievous and energetic nature as a curious hunter at heart. Yet, she was always famously quite gentle at hand.

Throughout the weaker moments near the end of her life, Freckles continued to display astounding dedication, energy and a commitment to life that lasted up until her final moments.
Faced with the prospect of losing a life-long companion and dealing with the emptiness that a loss of this magnitude might measure; Shauna and Freckles both displayed tremendous courage and composure throughout. Freckle’s truly unique, magnificent, and affectionate personality will be missed by all those who had the good fortune to encounter her. Freckles is now chasing rabbits in a peaceful and pain free place.

Mark MacDonald