Millie the Airedale

Millie the Airedale terrier ends her 12 years on this Earth with the love and appreciation of her family, including columnist Pamela Loxley Drake.

Our pets. We cherish their companionship and adore how they listen to our deepest thoughts. They warm our hearts each time we come home to that loving beast jumping and barking at the door.

Even though we lose pets, we give it our all when we have the chance to do it once more.

Pamela Loxley Drake is a Beaverton resident and self-described lifelong “farm girl.” You can contact her at