After battling an aggressive form of cancer, one of my childhood friends and family members, Evi was put out of her pain last week. She finally refused to eat anything, including her favorite treats (with pain-killers hiding in them), and we feared she was overcome with distress as she struggled to breathe through the tumors that wrapped around her lung and shoulder. Ultimately, we had to make that dreaded decision.  She was 10 years old, full of love, trust and fun. She was the kind of girl who wanted nothing more than to cuddle up in someone’s lap, chase a toy, greet visitors with a assuring “woof“, and get a good ear or belly scratch. She had a charming under-bite, sought comfort during thunderstorms, and enjoyed the warm Florida sun for the last few years. She will be greatly missed!

This is Evie, a few days before she passed.

I know Evi had an amazing life and knew nothing but love up until the end, but there are countless dogs who are not so fortunate and need loving homes. In her honor, please consider adopting or making a donation to other animals in need who sit in shelters. Best Friends works tirelessly to bring the number of animals in shelters down to zero and needs your support. Even if it’s $5, every penny counts, Click below:

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