Little Ann was a sweet-as-could-be Italian Greyhound. Like her namesake, the endearing hound from Where the Red Fern Grows, she was fiercely loyal and very intelligent. She loved to give her family "hugs," smother us with kisses, and cuddle next to us under a blanket. She lived a long and happy life, but succumbed to lung cancer in 2004. She passed away gracefully, with her mom by her side. We miss you Little Ann!