Tubing down the river.
I had Kitty from when I was 11 to nearly 26 years old. When she was young she was very energetic, friendly, protective, and loyal. As she aged (13) her temperament changed to very grumpy and had a lot tolerance for being pestered by children. She growled, I would instantly remove her from the room. She was an old woman dog then and needed to be left alone.
But overall I miss Kitty.
Her name is Kitty cause everyone asked me if I was sure she was an actual dog and I wasn't fooled into getting a cat. When she had her snobby moments I would call her Miss Kitty.
People always gave me strange looked when I would call her. She always came when called. She was the perfect best friend.