Eventually J adopted our Gracie and we all got together often to take the dogs swimming. J's dog Splash welcomed Gracie into his home and the two became competitive friends. Rob and I also got together with J for non-dog events and they became part of our family. J married T and Runtley joined their dog pack.
I considered Splash one of our dogs. He fit into our group easily and everyone got along beautifully. Now Splash has gone to Utah to take part in the Georgie Project to help other dogs and possibly people as research goes on looking for cures to various diseases and health conditions. We will miss him.
Rest well Splash.