Julie has been my family's pet for about twelve years. It's funny, because I can't remember exactly when we got her. I just know what house I was living in. I'm not even sure about Julie's age because we got her from the SPCA and they couldn't figure out how old she was. She was named Julie by the SPCA staff. We liked the name and kept it.
Julie has been my running, walking, hiking and mountain biking partner. She's been a great protector of my kids, a comfort to us and a wonderful member of our family. Last week, Julie's health began failing. Today was Julie's last day on earth. Now we have our own dog angel in heaven...barking up a storm, wagging her tail and eating milkbones. Rest in peace Julie.