Saying “Good-bye” to a dear friend is never easy. On October 30, our Shiloh Shephard, Maitreya, left us. We had the privilege of being with her until the very end. Maitreya came into my life quite unexpectedly and she immediately decided that she was going to be my guardian angel and look out for me. She slept at the doorway of my bedroom (to keep the boogy man out), watched me train horses and got very upset if the unruly horse was acting up. She came with me on trail rides, walking in front of us to make sure nothing jumped out of the bushes and spent 6 months lying by my bed when I was ill. I could go on and on about how wonderful of a friend she was. I am grateful to have been her chosen one. Rest in peace, my beautiful friend. You will forever be in my heart.