Our darling Ava – some might look at you and see a little dachshund, some might see the family pet; however, when we look at you we see our ‘little girl’ whom we loved with all our hearts and who, in turn, loved us unconditionally and never – not once – let us down.  We feel your loss to the depths of our souls and the house feels so empty – the quiet that came with you leaving us is deafening.  If love could have kept you alive you would have lived forever. You will, however, stay in our hearts for as long as we live.