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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Death of a true Gentleman.

I'm not in a happy place at the moment. Had to take my old dog Rambo to the vet and have him put down. Got home this afternoon and found he could not walk. His old hips had finally packed up.

Rambo lying on his favourite spot in the lounge.

Got Rambo 11 years ago from our local SPCA, a German Shepard cross Rotweiler and about 2 + years old. His name was a misnomer, but that's what he was called when I got him. A real gentle soul not an aggressive hair on his big handsome body.  The 3 ladies in the pack bullied him mercilessly but he never retaliated.

Will bury him tomorrow under the big tree in the yard.

Rest in peace big boy.  


Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Phillip, how terribly sad and difficult for you. A companion pet is truly a family member, and Rambo looks like a beautiful gentleman, with his Shepherd shape and his Rottweiler colouring.
Please accept my most sincere condolences, and know I understand.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

e.m.b. said...

I am so sorry about Rambo...dogs are more than "best friends" --- they are family.

Dustin's Fly Box said...

I always tear up when I read things like this! I'm sorry!! I was giving my dog a big hug when I read this and I really feel for you!

Joel said...

Philip, I am sorry to hear of Rambo's death. I know from loosing a dog 3 years ago that's it's hard to take. They are such good friends and companion.

The Ninety Percenter said...

Very sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my dog after 14 years and I know how difficult it can be.

Gorges Smythe said...

Dogs are the truest friends we ever have, Philip. My heart aches for your loss.

Phillip said...

Thank you all for your condolences.

Jo said...

Ah no, Phil, I missed this post.(I was in Nairobi at the time) I'm so sorry about Rambo's death. He was such a dear old gent. Love Jo

Joyful said...

Very sorry to hear your faithful friend had to be put down. It is hard to lose our pet companions.