Today I want to pay tribute to a really great dog. My "Pride" was truly one of the greatest dogs that ever lived. He was great to me because he loved me with his entire being. Pride was a one person dog and I was his person. I rarely needed a leash because he stuck to me like glue. Like most Australian Shepherds, he was full of energy and loved to run and jump. When my other great "aussie" Rusty was alive, the two of them would play "tackle" in the pasture and put on a regular show clowning around with each other.
June 10, 1999 - March 15, 2010
Last Monday I had to make one of the hardest decisions I've ever made in my life. Pride was suffering with lymphoma and that particular weekend was very painful for him. So on Monday I called my veterinarian and took him in for the injection that would cure his misery. I held him in my arms as he took his last breath, telling him I loved him.
This is still very difficult for me, but so many of you have prayed for him and expressed your sympathy that I wanted to share this tribute. I will never forget the date because this happened to be my birthday.