Date of Death: 

December 28, 2019

We are devastated and heartbroken to let you know our sweet Rachel (adopted 2-14-15) passed unexpectedly in her sleep at home early Saturday, December 28, 2019, after having emergency surgery on Christmas morning for a twisted stomach.

Rachel was a vocal girl with strong herding instincts who shared herself uniquely with every member of our family.  She gave us all exactly what we needed.  she was so gentle with Mom “Nana” who lived with us when we adopted Rachel and our Grandson, Graeme, who arrived in 2017.  Rachel was content with her daily routine:  neighborhood watch, daily rides in the Jeep and walks at the local parks with Hubby, sharing Wednesdays and Thursdays with Graeme and his dog Honey, evening walks and weekly wine night with me and our neighbor Darla and their GS/lab, Sammy, special playtime with our youngest grown son, Robby (they had their own language).  She was “That Big Dog” to Kelly (our oldest son’s MAGSR Alumna).  She also enjoyed trips to the beach, holidays, and family time.  She would plop down right in the middle of everyone or in front of the sink and expect us just to step over her which of course we did most of the time.  She loved and was loved.  She was a blessing to our family and brought us so much joy.  We are missing her beyond words. 

We will always be grateful to MAGSR’s dedicated volunteers for bringing her into our lives.