If dogs can be your soul mate – Hazel was it for me… much to the chagrin of my husband! She was smart as a whip, and sometimes used those skills to her benefit. She taught herself to open cupboards, doors, and even the garbage can lid. She knew more tricks than I can count; She was a goofball, and loved to be the centre of attention. Nothing made her happier than to make us laugh, and she was always in on the joke. But she also knew when we were sad, and would snuggle up to comfort us. She really was my best friend, and my life was better for having her in it.