Gov. Larry Hogan watched his best friend die in his arms on Tuesday. The governor’s dog of 16 years, Lexi, passed away. To announce the news, he penned a farewell message. Here is the full text, via Facebook:
They say that a dog is man’s best friend. That sure was true for me. For 16 years our dog Lexi has been a much loved member of our family. Through good times and bad, she was always happy, and her love was unconditional. It is hard to describe how much she meant to us and how much joy she brought to our hearts. Our family is so thankful, not only for the 16 years we got to spend with her, but also that we got to spend this one last Christmas with her. Sadly at 10:40 am this morning Lexi died in my arms as I kissed her goodbye. “Dogs have a way of finding people who need them, and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.” We sure will miss her.