Mera was born on a farm in Iowa New Years Eve 15 years ago. She has been a faithful companion and I have loved having this quirky guard dog by my side. She has almost known me as long as Radford has. She has lived through many adventures including: snow storms, Iowa tornados, too many moves, guarding our house in a bad neighborhood, 3 babies, losing her best friend Jesse, lots of ear pulling, getting rammed by various moving toys, and consuming things a dog shouldn’t eat including a FULL bag of uncooked rice. She is quite old these days and her favorite place is under the high chair while our little human flings food around. I miss her young days when she so gleefully went along on our hiking adventures. The middle of her nose still smells sweet as candy (Rad thinks I am crazy but it’s true) but sadly her cuddling days are over due to the pain it causes her. Pretty sure she is almost deaf and blind but she still manages to shake when it thunders and bark when she see’s something move in the distance. She has lived a great life. Here’s to 15 years with you Mera. You have been an awesome companion!