It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Chief and Amaya within days of each other. Chief was a surprise to us as he had not been showing signs of being ill, with the exception of one seizure a month prior. On November 18th he started having seizures one right after the other and through the night. It was a sad but easy decision to help him cross over and out of his suffering on November 19th. Amaya was his long-time companion and we believe that things happen for a reason. Chief was very much other-dog dependent and would not have done well if he’d lost his best friend. We had been helping Amaya along for months with special pain medications, shots for her joints and home cooked chicken and rice made with love for easier digestion. At nearly 17 years of age, Amaya finally deteriorated to the point where quality of life became an issue three days after losing her Chief. With love and tears on November 22, 2017, we sent Amaya off to join him where animals run free and healthy and wait for us on the other side.