Yesterday was a very, very sad day for me. Our wonderful protector and friend had to be releashed from his very old and broken body. Ranger has been with our family for 13 years. He was a beautiful, gentle, giant part Mastiff dog. He was in our back yard and no one came in the back yard if they didn't know him.
He had been going down health wise for the past few months. I came home yesterday afternoon and he couldn't get up any more. When Daniel came home we managed to get him up the hill and into his little manger(dog house). We called it the Ranger Manger. Daniel always had fresh straw in his manger. I called our vet and he knew that we couldn't bring Ranger down to him at the clinic. He lives right down the road so he came up here after work.
Daniel and I stayed by Ranger in his nice, peaceful backyard. He gave him a shot to make him go to sleep and then another to release him from his old and broken down body. It was very peaceful and gentle. Daniel and I were pretty tore up but we also were glad that he wasn't suffering any more. Right after the vet left we had the nicest Thunderstorm with alot of lightening and thunder and rain. We talked about how it was our Ranger up in Doggy heaven Rocking and Rolling and enjoying being in a brand new doggy world, free of pain.
Today we will bury him in the backyard. He had a favorite place he laid in all the time. It was a little place that Daniel kept sand in and it was in the shade and very nice and cool during the hot summer time. So thats were his remains will be.
Good-bye my wonderful friend, thanks for being an Awesome pet and friend.