Last year my grandmother’s dog/companion of 10 years passed away in October. I decided we needed to get her a new companion for Christmas since it isn’t the best time of year for her (2 years ago her middle daughter passed away and she has also lost 2 other children). My siblings and my mother got her a puppy and totally surprised her with it on Christmas day and she had no clue! When the sweet puppy jumped out of the box into her arms, the tears from everyone and the joy in her eyes made it the best Christmas knowing that we filled that void in her heart for her companion again. Growing up she did so much for me and I was so happy I got to give her the feeling of joy and happiness back.