I received this from a friend and reader:
My sweet, sweet Dixie is with the angels now. After 13-1/2 years (quite old for a 70 pound Weimaraner), she crossed the rainbow bridge recently. We're not sure if it was a tumor, paralysis, or just old age that claimed her joyful spirit. But she's pain-free now, running and barking in heavenly fields as she did in the backyard that she loved so much. She will always live on in our hearts.