I'm glad I said hi and played with her last Thursday when I was over Craig & Whitney's place last week for a meeting. Such a sweet, old girl, and so obedient I usually only hold her leash with one finger. I'd recently given her a little stuffed tiger toy (used to be Luckie's) and taught her to respond to voice commands to get it for me. She would carry it all around the neighborhood when we'd go out for walks. She acted like it was her baby. I actually gave it to her so her mouth would be full and she wouldn't eat garbage off the street. (It's easy to outsmart a retriever.)
I cried when Whitney called me this morning to let me know. My heart aches.