We only had her 2 years but she helped my heart heal after the loss of my Kasa who we had for 12 years . Our Spirit was having a hard time too so after 3 months we adopted Marley Mae. In just a few short hours she started to helped my heart start to heal. She was always quiet and shy but she was a lover always close to mom.
We had gone to look at a new bigger house and she started coughing and as the day went on it got worse. We drove as fast as we could to get her to our vet but it was to late she passed as we ran her in the office. Doc said it sounded like congestive heart failure ,not really sure but she was with us when she crossed the bridge and not home alone . We never have them long enough ,so love them as long as you have them.