She was beautiful! My dogs have all passed due to illness or just time.
Even so, I am overprotective! But I believe it saves me aggravation and them pain! Angel is not allowed on furniture unless invited, he travels in a carrier, sleeps in a crate (we also have a cat and a golden retriever), and is crated when we go out! I take him in my fenced backyard on a leash to do his business. It may sound a little ver the top, but I really don't want anything to happen. And yes, I realize there are no guarantees, but I can minimize the chances!
I feel badly for you. I don't know what I would do if something like that happened! You have no recourse!
But, yes, Winnie is there because that is how Millie would want it!