We knew the fatal day was coming soon, a couple of weeks ago, when the old girl could no longer accompany us on even our shortest neighborhood strolls and showed little interest in food. Like her predecessors Grace and Phoenix, she pounded out thousands of joyous miles over the years. Won't forget her, either.
So we're now a one-dog household, with Angel (looking over her shoulder).
Lilli never complained. Truly a great dog.
Nor did she bark gratuitously.
She was incomparably better than even the best couch therapy.