Rudy, better known as "Bubba", was an angel on earth. He was the first animal to pass away at Wild Places, and years later, I cry as I write this. The sweetest, most patient, most tolerant, most courageous dog I have ever known. During his last days, he was blind, had thyroid problems, and started having seizures that the veterinarians were unable to diagnose. As the seizures worsened, it was clear it was his time to go. He was euthanized in 2012, and is buried on our hill. I hope he felt safe and loved at his passing. I wish I could have had more time with him.