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I knew it was coming. I knew at Christmas that it would be our last. Today is Izzy’s last day with us. She is the epitome of Man’s best friend. Has been since the day I brought her home from the shelter. I saw her sweet 8-week-old face on the shelter website and I went and adopted her on my lunch break. This was almost 11 years ago. She has never not had a smile on her face. Her tail has never not wagged. Until last night. She’s just so tired. And it’s devastating because she’s been the best dog. I adopted her for me but she became THE family dog. It won’t be the same without her. We will no longer be welcomed with that big smile and full body tail wag. There will be a void. But we have her memories and it was all worth it.

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