Farewell to an Old Friend
ACES lost Safe Haven Setter Claudette to heart disease on January 21, 2015. She was 15 years old. Thankfully, Claudette lived a full active life until her final day. In fact, the day before was an unseasonably warm winter day and Claudette wanted to enjoy the warm weather and hunt for critters. She wasn't bothered by arthritis so she was still able to move quickly enough to catch a mouse every so often. Her eyesight was failing and her hearing was bad, but her nose and her legs never failed her. Claudette had a special dance to ask for a treat and another for her foster mom. She was the best snuggle-bug ever and enjoyed keeping you warm on a cold winter's night. Claudette was a sweet classy old lady, loved by all her ACES friends and especially by her long-time foster mom. Our hearts are heavy, and we miss her very much.