Ode to Cassie

Dear Cassie,

From the very beginning, you have been an angel. Sure, you had your moments…chewing a hole in the wall, running off and eating the neighbor’s garden, tearing open your dog food bag and eating half of it…

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But much more than that, you’ve been a true companion and friend.

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Your fur had truly magical properties. It managed to find a way to stick to everything in sight, and just when we thought we’d cleaned it all up, we’d find more. It was so thick and warm that you would be outside in 20 degree weather, eating snow and panting.

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Everyone that met you loved you. You had the whole neighborhood smitten in your first week home in Missouri, and you did the same to your new neighborhood in Indy.

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It took you a little while to warm up to Yoshi and even longer to warm up to Penelope, but they adored you from the very start.

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How could they not? You were so very lovable.

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We will miss you more than words can express.

Love,

Amy, Chris, Yoshi, and Penelope

Cassidy Grace Roth Vincent (December 10, 1998- January 18, 2011)