It was with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to my heart girl, Catie Lynn on May 10th, 2012. She was my first Golden and she was also the best. Over the 11 ½ years that we were together, she brought joy to many, whether it was jumping in the pile of leaves daddy made, chasing deer, squirrels and birds or endlessly playing football and Frisbee. She loved snow and playing tug of war, which she taught Buck to play quite well, even with the grunting sounds. I look for her every day in spots where she should be and then realize that she is not there. Lightning and Cindy (2 of her pups) went thru over a month of mourning, now Cindy is picking up some of mommy’s traits. The first time Buck came to our house after she was gone, he raced around looking for his tug of war buddy and whimpered the whole time because he couldn’t find her. It just breaks my heart, but I know she is in a better place and has left behind quite a legacy of great pups that she blessed us with. All who met her loved her and miss her dearly.