Dixie was nearly 15. Her heart just couldn't beat any longer. In the end she was lumpy and bumpy and walked tender, hard of hearing and almost blind, but always wagged her tail for her family! She's been with us from the beginning of our farm life. Rescued drowning kid goat, protected our human kids, loved to play fetch and was known to drop a dead frog at your feet to toss for her. She was amazing and left a huge hole in out hearts.