Laura created this collage of photos and posted it, and this message on Facebook today.
I can’t believe that only 5 years ago Ochre and I were standing out in the freezing rain competing for her DCA National Absolute Win. And only 2 years ago we were walking our 800 yard track earning her Tracking Dog Excellent Title. Ochre may look like just a dog to some people, but she is so much more than that. She has taught me life skills that I will use for the rest of my life. She is always there to comfort me and keep me smiling. Thanks to her breeder for giving me such a blessing and everyone who has guided me and helped me along my dachshund journey. I love my horses with all my heart, but this little dog I love to heavens gates and back. ( — with Patricia Nance and Tina Knoll.
This, however, is more than a slice - it is more like the whole kaboodle!
Thank you, dear Laura. You have been a gift to Ochre every bit as much as she has been to you.