Today, we said goodbye to Emma Louise Preisman Spitzberg Spears. She was ~19 years-old.
Emma could not have been a better friend and companion. She was our adopted dog-ter, who almost didn't come to us because she was too protective of her own litter (12 puppies - 5 black, 5 brown, 2 white). When her foster family dropped her off with us in North Park, on December 28, they told her to "get a job". For 14 years she did a very, very good job, and it was time for her to rest.