Saturday, May 06, 2017
At first Jim wanted to name her something silly or cute, but after knowing her for a few days he agreed with me that there was nothing silly about her and an "old lady" name would fit her better. Hence, we came up with Helen (depends on your generation if that sounds like an old lady name to you). Immediately it was formalized to Dame Helen of Hector (we live in Hector) as she clearly thought she deserved a title and due respect. With that, she moved in, became one of the family (with 10 Labs at the time) and made herself at home.
For 13 years she refused to sit on Jim's lap despite his pleas and that fact that she was "his". She would sit on my lap more than I could stand. In her old age we were finally able to convince her that Jim's lap was warm and comfortable and she spent many hours a day there until the end.
You were a good one, Dame Helen. The honor was ours.