dogBrownie - Mom Kathleen wrote, We adopted a 2 year old chocolate lab mix (originally named Brownie)from CAP in 1996 as first time dog owners. She started her life with us diagnosed with heartworms, for which she was treated. She made a full recovery and became my best friend and exercise buddy (walking & bike riding). Over time, her name became "BG" - as in Brownie-Girl. In 1999, I was diagnosed with cancer and underwent chemotherapy. I credit BG for helping me through recovery as she seemed to know when I was able (and needed) to get out and exercise but simply feeling sorry for myself, or when I was truly unable. BG passed away on 25 January 2008 - 12 years after we adopted her - she was almost 14 years old.