Here is Rosie, she is happiest in the house, laying on the couch, floor, or on your feet. She is also a pretty small mastiff - she's about 130 at 2 years old -but our vet strongly recommends keeping them lighter until they mature - she should top out at 150.
Our cocker, Spring, is a great old dog. We got her from the pound about 12 years ago as a mature dog, so we are guessing her age. I had made the appointment to have her put down last month, but she rallied and is hanging in there - winters have been hard on her for the last several years though, so we are just trying to give her one last good summer.
Having a new pup will ease the sting of her passing - my 6 year old asked if God lets old dogs die so there is room on the planet for puppies, "even if they are really sweet old dogs?" . I told her that's exactly why old dogs have to die - even the really sweet old ones. Kids can be pretty smart sometimes.
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There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela