It was been a week since my husband, my children and I have had to say "good-bye" to our devoted and loving Gretel. My husband and I are really "empty-nesters" now. She was such a wonderful pet who loved us and we loved her. Gretel was always ready for anything whether it be a ride, walk or just watching us work around the house. When someone came to visit, she was there to greet them. The past 10 1/2 years have been so amazing with her. I received a sympathy card in the mail today from a friend and it reads - "A pet is a special part of your family who will always have a special place in your heart. They are gone from our sight... but never our memory, gone from our hearing... but never gone from our hearts, gone from our touch... but their presence is felt and the love that they gave us never departs." They is so very true. Will always remember and love you, sweet girl, Gretel.