Ms Trudy came to us when she was 6 and we had six wonderful years with this most loving, loyal companion. Trudy was at my side, or rather I was at her side, for all but 3 hours of every day she was with us and was my partner in my job as a SHLR volunteer, where on one occasion she accompanied me on a home visit to a wounded vet who was in the process of adopting a SHLR Lab.  The gentleman could not keep his hands off her and she knew and accepted his affection without any reservation. Trudy accompanied me on daily walks in Civic Center Park and the 16th St Mall where she gave pleasure and comfort to the homeless and less fortunate. They looked forward to seeing her every day in all seasons. Trudy was a beautiful, Black Lab with her shiny coat and expressive hazel eyes.  I loved her.