After serving as Rabbit Hash ambassador for five years, more than a third of her life, city leaders announced this weekend that Lady Stone passed.
"She has been a staunch supporter of the town online and in person, fulfilling her governmental duties in a dedicated and joyous manner. She brought much joy to visitors and those who knew her alike," the Rabbit Hash Historical Society posted on Facebook Saturday. "Rest well, dear Lady. Mayors Goofy, Junior and Lucy Lou await you on the Rainbow Bridge."
Born in 2008, the likable, talented and smart border collie was adopted by Xander Stone and his family.
Following the long tradition of canine political leadership in Rabbit Hash, Lady ran for mayor in 2016, but was edged out of office by Brynneth Pawltrow, a pitbull. After the election, Lady was named an ambassador to the quirky borough in Boone County, Kentucky.
He continued to serve as ambassador under Wilbur Beast, a French bulldog, who was elected in 2020.
Lady's human, Xander Stone, posted a touching tribute video to Facebook recounting her amazing life. He said her passing has left him heartbroken.
Stone said Lady’s following was used to raise money and awareness for dog charities, local dog events and also helped send supplies and money to the victims of the 2016 Tennessee fires.
The ferry connecting Rising Sun and Rabbit Hash is named “Lucky Lady” after her. She can also be found on the Disney show, "It's a dog's life," with Bill Farmer, the man who voiced Goofy.
"She has lived a long and fulfilling life but she was most importantly a great dog," Stone said. "She visited my ill grandmother in the nursing home before she passed."
Stone said Lady got sick about two months ago.
"I can’t even put into words how much I love this dog. We will miss her so much. Please hug your furry friends for us," he wrote on Facebook. "Life is so fragile. It changes so fast. Don’t take it for granted."