In July, 2008, GRRAND entrusted Duke to my care, my second GRRAND adoptee in three months. Duke’s website profile went something like this: “Duke loves people, children, other dogs, and cats. Duke just loves.” That proved to be so true. I would add that Duke never met a tennis ball he didn’t love.
Duke passed over the Rainbow Bridge (June 5) just one month shy of his ninth anniversary of his adoption. He fought bone cancer with dignity and pluckiness. He was a sweet, gentle dog who now runs free.