We are so sad to inform you that Kara crossed Rainbow bridge 13 July. We showed up to adopt a dog-sure that the one Rex and I would meet with the kids’ approval – but alas the pup refused to be parted from her foster mom and our kids brought over a 70+ lb bundle of ginger fur. Our daughter proudly told us this was the one we needed to adopt and her brother was in agreement. We knew nothing of her at that moment but fell in love with her smile. She was a soccer dog we were told. After a home visit just to make sure it was a fit, Kara became our forever pup thanksgiving 2010. Through the years she was our faithful companion – pulling the kids on sleds, playing soccer, showing off her Frisbee catching skills, swimming at the pool, wading in the creek and game for any adventure, helping with middle of the night work conference calls, leaning in and providing comfort when things were not going well. We settled into a nice empty nest routine in the last few years and while she didn’t do the stairs as often and stopped playing soccer, her love of walks and spending time with her people never dimmed. COVID was a blessing as our schedules and plans became nil and we were all home with her. Monday, July 13th Kara crossed rainbow bridge leaving behind a heart broken family. Kara came into our lives at the right time and saved us. While looking up A Forever Home’s email address we came across the adoption description we never saw before adopting. We all agreed it described her perfectly– “My big brown eyes will melt your heart. I am playful, smart, sweet and only bark when there is danger. I just want to be loved.” She got her wish – no dog was loved more than our sweet Kara.