Our sweet Brio passed away on March 24th. He lived to be 10 years and 8 months old. Brio was a tenderhearted boy, who loved the snow, chasing the laser pointer, swimming, digging holes at the dog park, and rolling around in mud. He was an only dog until 2014, when we moved in with Jason and he became part of a little trio with his two sisters. He enjoyed picking up sticks and twigs in the yard to chew on, and chased after squirrels and geese. His favorite treats were cucumber slices, cheese, and peanut butter. Brio was very affectionate, as he had an affinity for licking faces, hands, arms… anything to show his fervor for those he trusted. He loved his Grandma very very much. Brio was protective and loyal; always right by my side through my struggles with depression, the intensity of graduate school, and many more hard times. He was my first love, my little soulmate, my best friend. Brio buddy, you’re the best and most handsome blonde boy. We all miss you terribly, but we’ll see you on the Rainbow Bridge.

“Nothing Gold Can Stay”
by Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.