Yesterday, Dr. Holly Steuerwald of Mountainview Animal Hospital came to our house and freed William's indomitable spirit from a body that had grown too old and frail to contain it any longer. In memory of my beautiful and much beloved dog and in celebration of our long and joyful life together, I publish below the links to some of the many of the stories about William I've told on Gossips, beginning with the story of his arrival in Hudson fifteen years ago.
There will be more William stories--stories from his youth, stories from his amazing last months and weeks--but the rawness of my grief prevents me from telling them just now.
The photo of William used above was taken in 2002 by Valerie Shaff, the Richard Avedon of dogs. It was a print meant just for me and doesn't reflect the quality of her finished work, but I hope she won't object to my sharing it.