“Scoop embodied every positive trait of his breed. He was, most of all, a loyal companion. He was brave. He was always ready to protect us against those pesky chipmunks or flashy-tailed squirrels when they got too close to the house.

He was a champion herder of cars coming up the driveway and of children. Most of all, I think, he loved to run and chase. Thankfully, the deer that live in our woods are faster than he was. In his dreams, he was running or chasing, and we saw those legs going, even on the last day he was with us.

I believe he knew how much we loved him and tried to give him the very best life. We are forever grateful to have had the privilege of raising and caring for such an amazing soul.”