"Nina" - 02/18/1995 - 10/18/2008


Conversational. In a word, that was our beloved Nina. For almost fourteen years, she told us what she wanted, and listened to what we had to say. She helped raise Jordan & Danny every step of the way. Nina played “keep away” with Danny’s favorite toy to encourage him to learn to walk. She attended Jordan’s “tea party”, waiting patiently until the other stuffed animal guests were served before she dined.

Our king size bed was her domain. A medium-sized portie, she would stretch out to seemingly impossible dimensions, taking the bulk of the blankets with her.

Nina was interwoven into our lives from the moment we first laid eyes on each other. As our time together drew to a close, our efforts to comfort her were outshone by her efforts to console us. Her spirit was more than willing, but her body was unable to keep pace.

It is with unbearable sadness that we say goodbye to our best friend, the most caring, compassionate person you could ever hope to meet.

You were such a beautiful girl, in every sense of the word.

Love always,

Laurie, Steve, Jordan & Danny