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As with our human family and companions, each and every relationship with a pet is different and unique. When a person we love dies, we react emotionally based on the individual and special elements of that relationship. The same is very much true when one of our animal companions dies.

It’s been a little over a year since our dog Dawson (pictured here) crossed the rainbow bridge. My wife misses him, I miss him. Even with his quirks, Dawson was the best dog for many reasons. He was loyal, spoiled, mainly by my wife. Even as he aged, he loved his people and was a protector of our home in Charleston for 13 years.


I’m not sure if we rescued Dawson, or he rescued us.

When Mary Liz reported that the Aiken County Animal Shelter was having a special event this month, I knew it was time to bring some energy and more love to our new home here. This weekend, I plan to visit the Aiken County Animal Shelter. Pictures and stories to come with our new companion. This morning I challenged John and Mary Liz to donate to the Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) in Aiken.

If you’d like to make a donation as well, click here.