And if a big dog got too rambunctious with little Gracie, Brandy was right there to defend her.
“Brandy was Gracie’s protector,” Erik Houser, their dad, told The Dodo. “One day, a big dog tried to jump on Gracie and Brandy was right there in between them, fur on her back standing up and everything. It’s like she said, ‘Hey, that’s my sissy — only I can do that.’”
But last week, the Massachusetts family faced a devastating loss. Brandy had been battling cancer for a long time, and there was nothing else the vets could do to keep it from spreading.