That's 86-year-old Bev Chaplin, shortly after hearing that she could lose her dog Susie to a pit bull ban.
The two had come a long way together. When her grandson was killed in a car accident in 2010, Chaplin began taking care of Susie.
Susie was even being trained as a service dog, helping Chaplin get out of her chair, and on occasion, getting her back on her feet after she had fallen.
Last June, Hubbard, Iowa, mayor Marshall Simmerman ordered Chaplin to send her best friend out of town, or surrender her to animal control, where, like thousands of dogs deemed pit bulls, Susie would likely be put down.
There had been no complaints about the dog.
But Hubbard is among too many cities and counties across the U.S. that ban pit bulls.
Or American Staffordshire terriers. Or English bull terriers. Or any dogs that bear a resemblance to pit bulls.
Chaplain suffered a stroke after hearing she might lose Susie.
But she decided to fight, challenging the breed ban in court as unconstitutional.
This week, while her legal battle was ongoing, the city council voted in favor of repealing Hubbard's breed ban.