This is Gertie.
She spent the first 14 years of her life in a crate in a puppy mill, giving birth to hundreds.
She spent the last 15 months at home with her family, Valerie and Valerie Rae.
Gertie died on Wednesday night.
Loved at last.
Which make her one of the lucky ones.
A definition of luck we need to change.
We miss you so, so much.