Friday, September 02, 2011

We had to say goodbye to Angus last night. When I got home from being gone all day yesterday I found him in pain, with gray gums and no capillary refill. Luckily he was well enough to get into the truck and I didn't have to call in help to lift him.

I'm really thankful for this last week we had with him. We pampered, spoiled, loved, and cuddled him. And I'm thankful for being able to hold his big noble head and ease his way out of his suffering.

He may look tough, but this dog was the most loving big baby you'd ever meet. He thought he was a lap dog, at 120 pounds. All he had to do was stand over your lap and he was a lap dog. :) We're going to miss him.

My thoughts of him are happy, even though I'm sad. We had good times together. What a dog!


Once Upon an Equine said...

That is a sweet picture of Angus; he looks just like the big, loveable guy you described. I'm sorry for your loss.

Mikey said...

What a beautiful boy! I'm glad you were there for him. So sorry for your loss.

Kate said...

Glad you got the week with him, and that you were there with him to see him out. I'm very sorry for your loss - he was a fine dog.

froglander said...

So sorry to hear he is gone, but glad you got this last week with him :)

Keechy said...

I'm sorry for your loss. One of my doggy friends lost a pup at less than five months yesterday to osteosarcoma in her shoulder. Angus was a lucky boy to get to a good age and to have such a loving family to live with. I'm sure your big gentle guy will be there to help the other little newbie as they learn their way around the rainbow bridge together. XXX

Nalev said...

I´m sorry for your loss!!
Things like that brings tears in my eyes :(