Dixie joined the Ballou family when she was only a year old. She had been abandoned with a developed case of heart-worms, but was glad to jump into Tom’s truck one morning and never looked back. Her people-parents, Tom and Trish, gave her a life of the kind of joyful happiness a Jack Russell needs to be happy – and Dixie WAS happy, forever chasing squirrels and even climbing trees in her zeal! Dixie passed away at home with her family at her side at age 13 on February 1st. She is survived by Tom and Trish Ballou as well as her very best friend ever and canine-brother, Shadow.