He always did well with Katie at the helm - always
You can see it in his eyes - his goddess, and he adores her
Merlin is much missed by everyone who knew him. A dog's worth isn't measured by wins and ribbons and awards, but by how many hearts he steals, how many hearts he treasures, how many hearts he protects. Merlin captured many hearts in his life. His family would do anything for him, and he would do the same for them. He was a big, goofy boy who would have laid down his life to protect his family.
Rest in peace, Merlie Moo. Say hi to everyone for us, and continue to watch over your goddess, won't you?