14 years ago we were blessed with a big brown eyed puppy that needed some dire need. Looking back it was much more the opposite. Maddie came to us when we needed help, not her. My wife and I were starting our married lives together and she and her best friend Dakota pulled it all together. It seems like only yesterday she was playing in the pool or splashing in the lake. Maddie was always there for us, rather as a protector, a partner in crime, a cuddle buddy, a doll for our kids, or just a friend when no one else seemed to care. Somehow, she always seemed to put our needs first. Even in her last days she hung on for us as if she knew how hard her passing would be on us. Sometimes, great things are given to you in bad situations. Finding that puppy was one of the greatest things that could have ever happened to us. There will never be another like her. You may be gone, but you are definitely not forgotten. I am sure you are playing and running again in a much better place. We love you Big Dog!
Love always – Chad, Jenny, Avery, Audrey and Dakota
Chad and Jennifer Starnes