Our dog Hillary was diagnosed with lymphoma a couple weeks after I got back to Boston, so without knowing it, this was my time to say goodbye to her. Hillary was our chill older dog ---she's the one with the stripe up her nose in the above photo. She loved couches and talking with a toy in her mouth. But she and Ayden shared a love of ice cubes and rice krispie treats, even if they were polar opposites in the cuddling department. Ayden will flop on top of you no matter where you're sitting, but Hillary just could never get comfortable! She adored Jacob and my dad, who hated the name Hillary and called her Mabel (his mother's name). She loved being pet and her nightly ice cream treats, and got over her frustration of sharing her family with the unruly alien-faced Ayden when she joined our family. She will certainly be missed.