We have had a female Pitt Bull/Lab mix dog for over ten years now, and last week we had a veterinarian at home to put her down. She had not been doing well for over a year now with back problems and such. This dog was the most gentle animal we have ever had, and the smartest, as she understood what we had to say very well. My wife had been crying for weeks prior to the event, and still does today, although this new dog (below) is bringing a smile to her face.
She is six months old, but looks much older in this photo. A coworker of mine works as a volunteer at a dog shelter in North Pole, and I arranged for her to bring "Abbie" to our home to meet my wife the day after the other dog died. This one is a Lab with a little Rottweiler in her, with short-stocky legs full of hair like some of European girls I have met in the past (just kidding!!!!). The dog is quite beautiful as you can see in the photo, and sweet as a charm. She is drying the tears off my wife's face already, and she just got it for Mother's Day.