Priscilla Faye Latimer, lovingly known as Prissy, came to live with us on December 21, 1999. She was 10 weeks, 2 days old. We were having a hard time deciding which puppy we wanted out of the Schnauzer litter, they were all so adorable, when our youngest son, Lee, noticed only one of the pups was barking. He said, “She talks” and of course we had to have her. We had no way of knowing when Lee picked the “talker” that she would be with us long after our son passed away. He left us before Prissy had her first Birthday. She gave us comfort and companionship during the difficult days and years that followed. She missed him too and I hope we gave her the support she needed. When Prissy got sick and had to stay in the hospital, it was the only time she was away from us, except for her visits with Grandma and Grandpa when we needed a babysitter. The day we took her home from the hospital was a glorious day. We were all very excited and happy to have her back home, especially her Westie sister, Maggie. Dr. Cooney asked us the day Prissy went Home To Heaven what she liked to do during her life and we were so sad that day we did not give a good answer, because Prissy “liked” to do a lot. Now we can tell you she liked to play with her toys, she had many, but Alie (a purple stuffed Alien dog toy) was her favorite. We would tell her at night to “go get Alie” and she would come running with him and jump into bed. She was full of energy and without any doubt the sweetest dog we have ever known. She always greeted us when we got home with her “talking”, she had so much to tell us. And last, but most important, we realize that what she did the best was take care of us, every single day of her life, even on her last day.
Miss Priss we will miss you everyday until we are reunited.