Well, sadly, I had to say goodbye to Fifi, our surviving Doberman. She was a good friend, and a sweetie. Having been sickly for a while, she never really recovered from losing Gretchen, her 'alpha dog'.
She was a quiet, gentle member of the family, loved by everyone. The neighborhood children would come over to visit and pet her, and loved feeding time. The only dog I ever saw catch a squirrel on the run, she was just too weak to go on.
Here she is in younger days, peeping over the wall at our previous home: