Farewell to an old friend

Last week we had to say goodbye to our dog, Uno.  He was struggling but not in pain.  His legs were giving out and he was having difficulty standing and moving around.  He was a ripe old 15 1/2 years old which is great for a German Shepard mix.  He was a gentle dog who has been with our family the whole time that we’ve been a family.  I adopted him 3 months before my wife and I got married.


Uno had a lot of gray hair around his muzzle and he had cataracts.  He had lost a lot of weight in the past couple of months.  This picture, however, was taken shortly after I adopted him.  I like this photo.  Uno looks attentive, calm, and eager at the same time.  He’s ready to see what we will be doing next.  He is just happy to be there and happy to be with me.  I was happy to have him and I miss him.  He was a real blessing in our lives.  Rest in peace, Uno.


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