We lost our sweet dog, Heidi, yesterday.
The illness that she contracted a few years ago flared up again last week and, this time, she was not able to rebound.
The Palace is sad.
Especially her partner in crime best buddy, Ruby...
Losing a pet is so hard.
We explained to The Princess how you make the choice to risk heartache when you take on the responsibility of a pet.
We thought through all of the wonderful memories we have with her and decided the heartache was worth it.
Heidi brought us lots of joy. She loved The King. He was totally her person. She loved The Princess. She would have done anything that she could to protect her.
Poor Ruby has never eaten a meal without Heidi's permission. She doesn't go through a door without Heidi having gone through it first.
This picture is the only time in recorded history that Heidi took the little bone and gave Ruby the big one.
We think she was just making sure Ruby's didn't taste better.
It is going to be an adjustment for all of us, but especially for Ruby.
We were blessed to have Heidi for 7 years.
She was an awesome dog.