Wednesday, October 6, 2010

RIP Boss

I know this may seem like a silly post, but since this is my online journal, I want to blog about it.

Our beloved dog Boss died this afternoon. Like most dogs, he was a part of the family and it has not been easy. Boss has been going down hill for some time. He would have been 11 years old on Sunday. Which for a Bull Mastiff is WAY above their life expectancy. So, I do know that he had a very good life. Last week, we thought we were going to have to put him down, but he bounced back. But after his episode last week, I knew the end was coming fast. Sunday, he stopped eating and drinking and Monday night and last night, he kept Sean and I up by crying, which he never does. He has always been so brave, so hearing him cry broke our hearts. So we knew it was time.

At first I didn't want to be in the room, but decided to at the last minute. I'm glad I did. I was right there with him when he took his last breath and that gives me comfort to know that I was the last one he saw. I love this dog so much and I have so many wonderful memories of him. And I know that I will see him again.

RIP Boss

Oct. 10th 1999-Oct. 6th 2010


Sean and I always loved a good photo shoot with Boss. Even the silly ones.


I LOVED when Boss would put his belly up to be scratched!


He had this thing with his tongue..it was always sticking out...even till his last breath...he had that thing hanging out.


He took good care of my dad during all his surgeries...and my dad returned the favor with a belly rub.



He was always looking for attention. And we always gave it to him.


Yes thats Boss IN BED with Sean! HAHA. Back when he could still jump up that high.



Sean and Boss being silly.


Boss HATED the rain and snow. But on this snow day, we left the front door open, and he ran right out into it.




Boss was ALWAYS trying to be in my pictures! The one with me pregnant was taken just this last Friday.



Boss and his homie Sean.



There is that tongue again!!



He actually learned how to come in and out of our little doggie door!! Boss is HUGE and it looked like he would never fit, but somehow he made himself fit!


A week ago when we knew that his life was coming to an end.


This was taken today at the vets office. I'm so glad I was there to be with him in his final moments.

11 comments:

Everts said...

He's so cute. And this isn't a silly post. It's never silly to post about your pets. I was really really sad when my dog died on our wedding day. Boss was so cute and such a cuddle bug. He always wanted to be around you whenever I came to VT. What a good doggie. :) RIP Boss!

Creel Family said...

I'm SO sorry, Sierra. He was such a good doggie and I love all those pictures. What good memories. We'll miss him!

Jessica said...

This was such a touching post to your puppy. Thank you for sharing it!

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry. We lost our 13 year old golden retriever in February and I can totally relate! :( Losing them is so hard!

StefanieJinelle said...

I'm a cat person. But losing an animal is so hard either way. I had a cat for about 10 years. She was a stray when we found her and took her in. We made her the fatteset cat in the world (26 pounds, baby!) and she was the sweetest little thing. Then she went senile and started going crazy and we took her to the animal shelter, I'm 99.9% sure they put her down or an old lady took her in. But I seriously cannot look at calico's the same ever again.

Hearts. Such a cute dog! RIP Boss.

Derek & Naomi said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a dear loyal friend!

Didi & Jason said...

He did live a long time! Cuz he was sooo loved! I'm sorry for your loss...I know how much you loved that bug guy. Hang in there girl. Love ya

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry. I probably shouldn't have read this today since I'm already extra emo, this just broke my heart. What a beautiful HUGE dog. I've always never wanted a dog for the reason of them passing, and go figure I would actually lose a child, yet still not want a dog. :( Thanks for sharing

Lechelle said...

Awe Sierra he's darling, I'm so sorry he's gone.

Jake & Rachel said...

It's so sad when our pets pass on! They're a part of the family too. Sorry Sierra!

The Fergy Bunch said...

It's always hard to lose such a beloved member of the family. The pictures were really cute and made me miss my dogs and cat. Just think, he gone on ahead and is with your little one right now. =D