Nate, the star of many ads in Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, etc, lost his battle this week to lymphoma.

Nate was diagnosed with lymphoma about a year ago, and responded well to treatments for awhile. He seemed to feel good and was nearly his old self. Recently however, he began to struggle more and finally reached the point this week where he couldn’t fight any more.

While we don’t know how old Nate was, we do know that he was well loved the past seven years in our home.

Nate was rescued from the local county animal shelter, where he was malnourished, had skin disease, dental problems, and a seriously broken leg. The volunteers who saw him at the shelter had to carry him to the car as he couldn’t even stand. Due to the long period of not being treated, his leg had to be amputated.

Nate’s recovery surpassed everyone’s expectations. Nate quickly learned to walk and even run on three legs. Even when he would fall, he would cheerfully get up and go again. He loved being loved, and showed this with a wagging tail for every hug.

This week, we were able to all say our good-bye’s to Nate. We miss you Nate.