I had to put Mac to sleep yesterday. If any of you have ever suffered the loss of a pet, you will know how difficult it is. Mac was only 6 years old. I want to take this opportunity to write about Mac and share some pictures of him.
One of my fun friends is gone. Mac is in doggie heaven, or wherever the spirit of our pet friends go.
“If there is a heaven, it’s certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.” (Pam Brown)
I loved Mac’s fun and playful character. He was more full of beans than any dog I have ever seen. Mac was always ready to chase a ball, chew on toys, chase shadows on the walls and play with his friends, Duffy or Taylor. He loved toys. He had many favorites over the years; a frog, some wool socks, a long stuffed pink hippo, and lately a monkey with furry legs. Mac was not an easy dog to train. He had a mind of his own right from the start. His marking in the house was particularly difficult to deal with and we eventually resorted to putting diapers on him. He continued to mark after that but at least it was in a diaper. The marking problem was taken care of when he was neutered, but the neutering also caused him to gain weight very quickly. Mac also loved walking. He had a beautiful walking stance which helped him to win points in the show ring. He always seemed so proud to be walking along side of me at whatever pace I set out at.
Rest in Peace Mac. I hope there is someone to throw balls for you in doggie heaven. I miss you.
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
Mac had so much fun chasing these ducks. Thank God, they flew away!
I’m not sure what Taylor, my other dog is thinking this morning. He seems to be coping better than I am with the loss of his friend. I hope he enjoys the extra attention and love that he is getting.