Brandi the Golden Retriever came to our family as a puppy, full of innocence and wonder with a playful spirit she imbued in everyone. She learned to love her family fiercely, and was willing to accept the other dogs and cats she had to share us with (especially Messi). She was a great dog that provided her family with love, loyalty, energy, and friendship combined with a sense of adventure and excitement about all things new. She augmented our family life through her exuberant youth, steady middle age, and her golden years, always happy to be around "her people" but needing only a tennis ball to head outdoors (in any weather!), for some fun and exploration. She made our lives so much richer.