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With great sadness, we said our last goodbye to our Gem on Thursday. She had turned 12 in June, had started to decline and could no longer come to the boat so we knew she wouldn't be able to come on the Loop with us. Our son Sam was with her and loved and hugged her until the end.
Our friends, the Swedbergs had a plaque that I copied because I loved the quote:
"Be the person your dog thinks you are". It always reminded me of Gem because she was gentle, kind and patient.....attributes I hope we mirrored back to her. She was a true Gem and the best dog in the world.
Tom & Sue Slightam
Read along as we circumnavigate the eastern half of the United States and southern Canada on the Great Loop on our boat BELLA, a Cruiser 460 Express.