It is very sad to see the end of that era. It is easy to wish they could stay with us forever. It makes me think about my mom's beloved dog Bear who is very much a part of our family too, and it makes me sad to think about when she will pass away (Lexi & Bear grew up together and were fairly close in age). It also just reminds me of how precious each day is... whether it's spent with our family, friends, or pets, we need to savor each moment and every memory.
Here are some pictures of Lexi that I was able to dig up:
Chasing rocks in the creek... a favorite activity
Chasing sticks, along w/ mom's dog Bear, thrown by Tim... Taking a walk behind mom & Jerry...