Bella was my last rottie rescue, so this goes out to her and the 2 previous rotties I was blessed to have in my life, Harley & Jasmine you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.The pic is of Bella before she went to the Bridge.
This thread made me think of our two rescued boys who are both gone now. It was hard to look at their pictures again without tears. Gonja (no remarks please, he came with the name) on the left lived with us for 13 years and passed away in August 2004. Buddy (right) was only 6 when he died in my DH's arms last September of kidney failure. Writing this is really hard.
We found an abandoned dog on our road about the same time Bud died. He's not a Rottie, but was a gift from God to help ease our pain. I still miss my gentle boys.
Christine--your new little friend is precious, and I think it's wonderful you found each other. I'll bet your rotties would have been very protective of their new little sister. Lapdogs are wonderful companions, and much easier on the body than a 70 pound "wanna be" lap dog. Many small dogs are small in stature, but big in spirit. Enjoy your new companion.
Kathi, I'm so sorry to see your Rottie has passed. What a handsome dog. 14 years is a good long life for them. Looking at your dog's picture brings back memories of my boys, and tears again. Why is it so hard, even years later?
When our Rottie, Bud, passed last summer, our rescued Pittie acted funny for several days. He wandered around looking for Bud. They were only together for a month or so, but I know he felt the loss of a friend. Dobie is probably depressed. I hope she feels better soon.
My vet thinks Tessa has Valley Fever we will know for sure tomorrow. Valley Fever is inhailed from spores in the dirt that attack the lungs, even humans get it here in AZ and other SW states. Keep Tessa in your prayers it is a long recover period and sometimes they never recover.