Journal excerpt dated: 02/03/2007:
I just wanted to let you know that Chris and I said good bye to Daphne this morning. After nearly 17 years, her little body gave in to a series of maladies resulting from living a long, full life. We took her to the U of M Veterinary Hospital. In a very comfortable, private family room, we were able to hold her, reminicse on our life with her, and tell her what a good girl she was, and how much we loved her and would miss her. It was truly the most difficult moment in my life to date. The attending veteranarian was kind and respectful, and truly helped us get through the process. She went to sleep in our arms. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered always.