I appreciate your message very much. I do know that 13 years is a long life for a CKCS, especially given that she had a dodgy heart from the beginning. I feel we took good care of her, as do most Cavalier lovers and she had a wonderful life until a week or two before she died. She even managed to climb "Everest" (the stairs) once in her last week. She was worth it all and more. It means a lot to be able to share her little biography with people who understand and who can empathise. There are so many memories; she was a very big thread in the story of our life as a family, woven through 13 years....our 16 year old daughter was 3 when Lady arrived. Thank You!