From a Sweetie son of 2007

Cathy,

I don’t know if you will remember me at all. I bought a Rottie pup from you in March 2008. He was born in a litter on 12-23-07. He was the little fellow with the pupil that never dilated small so he always had a “glow eye” in is pictures. I named him Brody and he is the best dog I have ever had.

 

Well, I wanted to tell you that today has been the worst day ever. I had to say good-bye to my best friend in the whole world.

 

From early on, I knew he was a very smart dog. As he got older, he amazed me with the things he understood and knew. He is the only dog I have ever known who watch TV!! And I don’t mean he just laid in front of it…he watched it. He would bark at animals on the screen, get excited when treats were advertised, and would go look behind the tv when a character ran off screen!

 

I have 3 small grandchildren and have never once had to worry about them with Brody. He loved playing with them and got so excited when they came over. Even the smallest one who liked to play dressup with him. He was so gentle with all of them.

Brody was the light of my house. He was truly a little angel in fur. Words cannot begin to explain how much I loved him, and I am positive the feeling was mutual.

 

About a month ago, Brody woke up one morning and was limping on his front leg. Well, let me just say, he my have been a big muscular dog, but he was the such a sensitive baby! I figured he slept on it funny, but the next day he was still limping so I took him to the vet. They could find nothing wrong and said to rest him a few days. We went back to the vet several times and after numerous ex-rays, they saw a spot on his shoulder bone. He was diagnosed with bone cancer. I have had him on all sorts of medicines to keep him pain free and let him enjoy a little more time, but it progressed so fast that this past weekend, he could not walk without my assistance.

 

In the last couple of weeks, I was supposed to keep him calm and see if it made a difference. He wanted so badly to go outside and play ball. I had put all of his toys up inside the house so he would keep still and “rest” and one night he disappeared in the other room and all of a sudden he came running back through the house shaking a wash-rag…. he couldn’t find his toys so he went in the bathroom and got something!! That was Brody! He was just a big playful love bug and had a heart of gold.

 

The last 2 days have been heartbreaking for me to watch him struggle so much and see the pain in his eyes. It seemed to hurt him just to lay down. I took him to the vet for one last time today and knew in my heart what the outcome was going to be. I stayed with him until he took his last breath. My heart has truly broken over this. He was still so young and such a good dog.

 

I know you meet hundreds of people who get puppies from you and probably never hear from most of them again, but had to tell you how much he meant to me over the last 7 years. My home will never be the same and I will never forget him. I am so thankful for the time I had with him and just wanted you to know what a wonderful, beautiful boy he was. I have attached a few pictures of him so you can see what I mean.

Thank you for the chance to know and love  him,

 

Cheryl