I'm so sad to say that this is the end, Tobi passed away last evening. It's hard to imagine the hole she will leave behind, for so long she has been the one persistent and reliable body at the center of our changing life. She was comfort and love, and the noisy, smelly atmosphere of our home wherever we were. She felt so constant that we barely began to believe that she might some day be gone, even though we knew she was growing old in bulldog years. Her life spanned 3 continents and was more eventful than most dogs, and more than she probably would have preferred. But she was a happy and playful soul, which her poor bulldog body couldn't keep up with. It's too soon to lose such a friend.