Mercedes was my first pure bred Golden Retreiver. She started it all. She was a gentle soul who was very loyal and quick thinking. She had a gift of knowing what to do when there was a crisis. She knew to lay across my Dad when he fell from a ladder having a heart attack, she barked until the neighbour noticed what had happened and needed to be lifted off of him to have the medics take him to the hospital. She knew to take my Mom by the hand to lead her to the door to go ouside, when my Mom had just been diagnosed as legally blind. She would know that my Dad was experiencing heart trouble and would go to him and sit with her head on his lap, preventing him from standing and possibly losing consciousness until the heart rate returned to normal or until the ambulance arrived. She truly was a very special girl. Watching over us and making sure all of her people were safe and sound. She fostered many 'lost' cats and patiently waited for them to decide to be her friend...she knew eventually they would, and they did. She had four litters in her time and blessed them with many of her character traits. She fell asleep in the front window, with the sun shining in on her, sleeping on her special bed, and now she watches over us on the hill above our home. Sleep peacefully my sweet girl.
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