Shiner was a ranch dog whom everyone who came to stay in a cabin on the ranch befriended over the years. Every time they would return, they would probably be greeted by the large brown dog who had just finished a dip in the lake. Shiner even seemed to recognized those of us who let her come to see us at our cabin, even spending the night inside with guests as she became older. She loved her life and from what I heard, her owners saw she loved the ranch so much they let her stay there full time even if they had to leave for awhile. Everyone took care of her, fed her, and took especially good care of her in her older years. There are many of those people I thank for taking the time to nurture her and let her know she was surrounded with love. She passed away peacefully, in her sleep. She was not alone. It will not be the same without her.