Rawlins came into my life in April of 1999 as a young pup. When I picked him up from a friend of a friend, I was nervous, but as soon as we met, we seemed like old friends. On our drive home he jumped into my lap with me in the driver’s seat and licked my face, and we remained close like that for our whole time together. He was a very close friend of mine and when our thirteen year run came to an end on Monday, September 19th, 2011, it felt like a part of me passed with him. But we were lucky to have had him for so long, and to have learned so much from him during our friendship. Thanks Rawlins, you are greatly missed, but will always be remembered.