To me and the pups.
It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, learning to be loved by a mother dog. I was able to share this life with Silver and witness her motherhood for eight years.
She was the glue that held the family of the 24 Paws together. When she died the whole family fell apart. The pups and us were never quite the same again.
She never asked for anything and would stand back while her pups demanded attention from me.
She had a couple of encounters with her pup, Chance whom she gave kisses to while they were together.
She was strong, independent and stubborn as all hell, but had a gentle and loving spirit.
She nurtured my soul, knowing before I knew what I needed. She was sensitive and intuitive that way.
She was our first puppy and I made every mistake possible with her. Yet, she was so forgiving.
I can't believe it has been seven years today that she disappeared from our lives. The 24 Paws was started because of Silver and ended with hole in my heart forever.