Boss...The Wonder Dog!!

May 19, 2014

What a wild week it has been! I will have to write about it a little at a time!
But first...we had to say good-bye to our Wonder Dog... Boss.
During the past year we began to notice that he was unable to do the things that he loved so much.
 He couldn't jump into the back of the truck to go for a ride to the farms. The Farmer figured out a
way to back his truck into a shallow ditch in front of our home, so that Boss could easily walk
 into the truck. It made him really happy to take a trip to the farms. He was my walking companion
 for years. Each morning I would walk to the river and back... for a little exercise...
he would be by my side. The other two dogs would run, play and explore, but Boss
 would stay close to me, usually hitting my hand with his nose a few times
 during the walk, to let me know he was looking out for me.
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He was the constant companion of The Darlings as they grew up.
Where ever they went...he want to go too. When The Aggie Boy was riding his horses..
.Boss was there too. He loved The Darlings so much...and they loved him too!
 The Farmer was out of town for a couple of days this past week...he was working in Chicago.
  I had noticed that Boss was unusually quiet and wasn't too anxious to move around.
 After work one afternoon I sat in the grass with him and held his head on my lap and
 told him how much we loved him. I told him that we couldn't have raised those Darlings of ours without him.
  I thanked him for keeping us safe and protecting our home. I cried a lot.
After loving him for a little while, I brought his food and water and placed it close by,
 so he wouldn't have to walk far to get it, and then I went to bed. I told The Rooster that Boss was in pretty
 bad shape. He too spent a little time with Boss petting him and loving him.
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The next morning as The Rooster left for school, Boss seemed a little better.
  I left for work and hoped for the best. When I arrived home in the late afternoon, our gardener,
Augustine, quickly came to me to tell me that Boss was unresponsive. We went to the garage
where Boss was laying down, and Augustine kneeled down close to Boss and said
"Boss...Boss...tell me something...tell me anything..." Just then The Rooster came home from
 school and I headed into the house and burst into tears. The Rooster and Augustine carefully carried
 Boss to the truck and quickly drove him to our Vet.
Within a couple of hours they called to tell us he had died.
The Rooster knew I was an emotional mess, so as hard as it was for him, he went to the Vet.,
picked Boss up, came to the house and picked me up and drove us to the Solecito to bury him in our pet
 graveyard. He and our dear gardener dug the grave and carefully buried our Boss.
 When they were done, Augustine stood at Boss's grave and said..
."oh how we love our pets...they are our family." He loved Boss as much as we did.
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Telling the Darlings was so hard. They loved him sooo much!
I am grateful for the Wonder Dog of our...he was a blessing to our family.
  He made life a little bit sweeter. He will never be forgotten!!


Lisha said...

Sorry for your loss. Dogs are just wonderful companions throughout our lives. I'm glad you shared this post though, I can see how much you cared for Boss. He was a very handsome boy.

Pedaling said...

So sad.
I am sorry.

I love dogs and they truly do become part of the family.

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