Sarah and Dog in Garden
“I mourn for poor Crabby — poor little dog! I hate to think we shall never see him again. I never liked him so much as I have this summer, in his amiable and patient age. However, I had worried much about what should come next when he was blinder and feebler, and it is good to think that his days are done so comfortably. I am sure all the girls felt sorry as we do.”
—Letter to Annie Fields (Thursday, undated, 1885-1889), Annie Fields, Letters of Sarah Orne Jewett (1911).