Spirit and I found each other when he was 14 months. After 3 trial runs with other moms, I became his forever mom. He was aptly named because, in turn, he became my Spirit lifter, Spirit guide, and my furry soul mate. I always said he came “no assembly required” because he never needed a lick of training. He passed violently and unexpectedly the day before Halloween 2016 of an undetected and fast-growing mass on his spleen which ruptured. I will never stop missing him and I will forever be grateful for his company, his love, and his Spirit.