Photo Comments Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Dear Departed Annie - Deceased
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Little Orphan Annie
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Sleeping. If you were over 100 (dog years) you'd snooze too!
Not being able to SEE the other dogs she's lording it over on.
Whatever hits the bowl.
Any walk, at her age, is a favourite walk.
The double-back-flop nap.
Annie was rescued from the local Sears and Roebuck parking lot. Apparently someone in a big old car drove through the lot one day and threw her out. She was between five and six months old, had a bandana around her neck instead of a collar, and was wandering from car to car looking for her people. I opened the door, she jumped in, and that was that. We have had her as a constant in our lives for about 16 years now.
Annie has been the most loyal of friends, and is the Alpha female of our dog pack. The other two (Pure-bred Newfoundlands, and three or four times her size!) defer to her whenever she wants them to...
At 16 or there-abouts, she is blind from cataracts, has some incontinence issues (which are helped with some PPA every day), and is a bit arthritic. She still bumbles along and rules the roost, even with all her infirmities. We don't know how much longer she has, but until she lets me know otherwise, she's staying right here. (Currently on a rug underneath my feet. She's rarely very far away from one of us.)
On the 22nd of February, 2010, at 1422 hours Annie took her last breath and was gone. She has been struggling a little for some time now, and (thankfully) she went down very quickly without pain or much stress. I was with her until and at the very end, and held and petted her as she died.
She passed on due to complications of stroke and cancer.
She is buried in our family pet cemetery along with several feline and canine pals of old.
She is sorely missed.
Gang Way! Alpha Mom Comin' Through!
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|November 22nd 2009
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