Nala and Georgia were born in 2012, two out of a litter of 8 puppies. They were adopted and loved by their family for nearly 10 wonderful years. They loved chasing each other around the house, going on hikes, and wading in streams. Georgia's favorite treat was vanilla soft serve ice cream, and she ate it lick-by-lick like a human. Nala had a hearty appetite and thought any table scraps were the best thing in the world-- even raw Brussels sprouts and baby carrots. Georgia was known as the "escape artist" of the family, because she learned how to open doors with her paws, and once detached a screen from a downstairs window and let herself out. Nala wasn't quite as dexterous, but often aided and abetted in Georgia's mischief. Both girls were friendly and loving, known by all for their ability to sit on your feet the moment you entered "their" house. The saying about Bernese Mountain Dogs goes: "Three years a young dog, three years a good dog, and three years an old dog...all else is a gift from God.” This held true for these special girls, as they lived happy and healthy lives until about 9 and a half years old. Both girls passed in the comfort of their home, Georgia first, and then Nala about 6 months later. Both, sadly, after fighting short but valiant battles with cancer. Each dog passed peacefully, in the arms of their family, surrounded by love. Fiercely loyal and fiercely loved, the girls' presence and absence in a room is still felt, over a year later.