Sharpe, we miss you terribly


Bouvier des Flandres
Picture of Sharpe, we miss you terribly, a male Bouvier des Flandres

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Home:Ottawa, ON, Canada  
Sex: Male

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   Leave a bone for Sharpe, we miss you terribly

Nicknames:
Sharpey

Birthday:
February 15th 1998

Arrival Story:
Sharpey came to us as a 6 week old puppy. His mother was a first-time mom and wasn't taking very good care of her puppies so we had to take him 3 or 4 weeks early. Unfortunately he was a little nervous and difficult to house break as a result of an abbreviated "puppy-hood". In spite of a bumpy start, Sharpe grew and developed into the most loving, loyal, steady dog we could have asked for. He spent his first 10 years surrounded by small children (mine and other people's) and kept his love of little kids for his whole life. There were many times when he protected me or one of his small charges. He wouldn't bark, or even growl, he would just plant his massive body between us and perceived danger until he felt it was safe again. In the mysterious way of dogs, Sharpe decided that my middle son, Ben, was his special human. He loved us all, but was never content if Ben wasn't with us. Of course, as the family grew older, the kids would be away from home, sometimes for months at a time. Every day that Ben was away, Sharp would come to the door every time someone entered, just to see if his boy was home. Even well into his 15th year he would trek up and down all 4 flights of stairs to look for his boy. Finally his arthritic hips and spine made it necessary to decide that he should be humanely euthanized. We made his last week as special as it could be with lots of love and treats. He passed away with his head in the lap of his favorite boy while we all held hands around him. As much as we knew it was the right time, we cried and cried. Sharp was such a special dog who enriched our lives for nearly 15 years. We miss him terribly.

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