"Buffy" is for Heide. Buffy was a Maltese-Shih Tzu mix. Buffy was the constant companion of Heide's mother-in-law's. She didn't really know that she was a dog. She was the baby of the family and was treated as such. She loved a warm lap and a tender pat.
Buffy loved playing fetch with cat toys and would chase balls around the yard. She would sit for hours on her special spot on top of the couch where she could survey her yard and all squirrels that dared to enter. Buffy passed away this year at the age of 16.