I never had my own Brienne of Tarth but now I’ll never have to wonder what that kind of protection feels like. Amidst her own powerful fear of the world given to her by a traumatic childhood, Topaz sat between me and the door, always screening the area for potential harm, always on duty. I used to be afraid until she came my way. She will forever be my first dog. True blue, always faithful and cute to her last day. There will never be another one like this girl. I am incredibly grateful to so many of my friends and family for establishing a unique and kind relationship with her. It helped her know that it was okay to trust and to love fiercely. May she now run wild with her dear Coal, pain-free always. Rest In Peace, sweet girl.
A donation was made in Topaz's memory and the memorial was created on August 24, 2020.