At the end of May 2009 I lost my beloved constant companion, Nash. From the moment I met Nash I knew she was meant to be mine. I adopted her when she was a year old from a family that could no longer care for her. She wrapped her leg around mine and looked up at me with her beautiful brown eyes. The skin infection and skinny body did not deter me. I couldn’t resist and she came home with me that night! I was lucky enough to have 10 ½ wonderful years with her, but still feel she was taken too early and would have loved another 10. She was brave and strong until the very end and I’m sure she stayed strong for me. Disappointing me was not in her nature. During the years we had together she saw me through a lot of life changes, college, then graduate school, the death of my mother, marriage, moving several times, and buying my first home. We had many wonderful adventures; she was quite the outdoor adventurist. Nash would bound up 14ers, swim the current of the Poudre, hike tirelessly, and play ball like no other. I am thankful that she was able to stay active and do what she enjoyed until the last few months of her life. However, what she really excelled at was being the best cuddler and love bug ever! Few people could resist her sweet personality and she made friends easily. Through it all she was always the constant in my life, the one I could count on. To me she embodied home and love. Losing her has left me with a broken heart and a huge hole in my life. There is not a day that goes by I don’t think of her. Nash was one of a kind and she is truly missed.
Shauna and Scott