I had known Je t'aime ("I love you") from seeing her run in the Solvang Streak for a number of years (she had attended the West Coast Greyhound Gathering every year since it began in 2005). It wasn't until two years ago that I got to the chance to do a session with her in the Secret Garden of the Royal Copenhagen Inn. She was a beautiful brindle girl:
She was twelve at the time. There's something about a Greyhound face grown white with age that's so wonderful.
In April of last year (three months before Katie's amputation) she had a rear leg removed due to OSA and bounced right back.
This year will be the first Solvang gathering where she will not be there. She crossed the bridge on my birthday.