Annie's handler Mary shared some very special memories about Annie:
"I did lots of activities with Annie. She was an Obedience Trial Champion and one of the most titled dogs at our obedience school. She also earned several agility titles and we dabbled in herding. She was nationally ranked for most of the years in her life. But most of all, she was born to be a therapy dog. It was our favorite activity. She would never approach people. She would make eye contact with them and compel them to come towards her - even the people who started out telling me they didn't like dogs. Before long, they would be petting her and saying she "made" them pet her. She was a gentle and happy soul. She was beautiful inside and out. We were regulars at Ronald McDonald House and did a number of library events, but I think she preferred the quietness and gentleness of the seniors at the nursing home. She was my heart dog and will be greatly missed for the rest of my life."