I had to send you off today to the place of no pain and no worries. And although my selfish human nature wanted to keep you around forever, I had to stop your suffering. Yes, I know that you knew something was up. I held you tightly while you went to sleep, hoping to comfort you one last time. Carrie, you were the best friend I could have ever dreamed of. When I met you almost 13 years ago, you were at the Humane Society with many, many other potential companions. You were gently when you came up to the cage door and looked right through to my soul. Then I met you outside the cage and your nickname "wigglebutt" was born. You are the happiest, most loving and patient dog I've ever known. You gave me and everyone you met that warm, loving feeling you exuded. I can never thank you enough for being my friend. You brought something to my life that I can't describe. I pray there is a Rainbow Bridge and we'll play in the grass again. Don't be afraid of Kai the cat. He won't be mean to you. Tess and Duchess will show you around, as will Fluff, Duff, Biscuit, Big Pat, Pitty Pat and many others. There is a horse there named Rustler and you also need not be afraid of him as he is the most gentle guy there ever was. I will always love you baby girl and carry you with me always.