It’s been 101 days since my beautiful Julia passed away at the age of 13. My heart is broken to pieces. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be the same. Life just isn’t the same without her. She was a once-in-a-lifetime dog and will never be replaced. She was so special and I will miss her every single day.

I held Julia at 5 weeks old and took her home at 8 weeks. I held her in my arms when she passed at the age of 13 years, 3 months, and 1 day. She was my best friend, my love, my companion, my teammate, and my everything. I am so grateful and proud that we shared so much together.

Some proud moments – Julia loved nosework. She started nosework training at the age of 8 months old in 2010. She obtained her ORT Title at the age of 1 year and 4 months. Julia is the 31st Golden Retriever in the country to receive her NACSW NW1 Title in 2011 and the 10th Golden Retriever in the country to receive her NACSW NW2 Title in 2012. After that, life events happened to put trials on hold for a few years. When Logan (Artistry’s Long Time Coming) passed away in 2017 she continued trialing with NACSW and then started with AKC, & USCSS. She finally captured her NACSW NW3 Elite Title in January 2022. Her last trial was an Elite Trial in Tampa, Florida on November 19, of 2022.

Rest in peace, my baby girl. You taught me meaningful life lessons like living each day to the fullest. It was an honor and privilege to be your companion and I thank you. When I get sad I’ll think of the good times we had and there are bunches of those. I’ll miss everything about you. Run free and I hope to see you again someday. Kisses!

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