My beloved Jessica had a very long and full life. She lived 8 happy years where she had the run of the house and the garden, chewed through very expensive things, and loved me dearly. She listened to my complaints, she celebrated my successes, and she sat patiently by my feet during the long and sometimes boring work days. What a very empty house it now seems like without her constant presence and friendship. She became so very important to me and now she is gone. How lucky am I that she chose to love me for so long. Goodbye my friend.