On October 20, 2006 Louie, the Foundation's "cover dog" and Gabe's "best friend", passed away from metastasized cancer. He was alert, lucid, and affectionate all the way through the sedative's taking effect. As far as we can tell he did not suffer.

Louie was a warm and faithful companion to Gabe and then to Judy and Alan and extremely gentle with and tolerant of Ethan, Micah, and Andrew. He always knew when his family was sad, could foretell thunderstorms hours in advance, and loved to listen to certain music.

He is and always will be sorely missed. We hope that Louie is reunited with his master in a place free of pain and deprivation and with plenty of biscuits.