"People do not want to walk through my front door. It's the worst day of their life," Roseville funeral home owner Doug Wagemann says.
There is little to make the loss of a loved one better but a tiny greeter at Cochrane and Wagemann funeral home does offer some comfort. The little girl is a 9 and ½ year-old teacup poodle.
Wagemann said Lady belonged to an elderly couple who passed away within several days of each other earlier this year. Relatives were unable to provide a home for the little girl. When making arrangements for the funeral service, they asked if they could bring Lady in from the car.
Wagemann said yes and when Lady was let out of her crate, he said she came right over to him. When he picked her up, she nestled against his arm and fell asleep.
"At that point, I fell in love or she adopted me, I'm not sure which," Wagemann said.