Our beautiful blind girl Patti died tonight, just a few minutes before 7 p.m. She passed away here at home peacefully, lying on a big soft fleece bed in the dog room, covered with a fleece blanket. It was three weeks since she was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma. She was one of our stars, a favorite of volunteers, employees, visitors and media over the years. Only four dogs have been with us as long as Patti -- Widget, Goldie, Cedar and Libby. So she was a fixture not only of the sanctuary, but of our hearts as well.