Tuesday, July 2, 2013


With great sadness, yesterday evening, we decided to let our big girl Monica go.
She was part Malamute and as Pog would say laughingly, part Black Angus.
We were blessed to have her for 17 ½ years.
No one has had as loving and gentle of a big dog as we had in Monica.

She had become completely deaf, was losing her eyesight, had lost 20 pounds
 and was in kidney failure.
 About a week ago we had a visiting black bear and she was terrified.   
We kept her in the basement on her pile of rugs at night but I think it was just too much for her. After a bad week we decided that it was time to let her go and not suffer anymore.

We will miss you so much BBD (Big Black Dog).
Tell Chester and Kit hello for us.
I know that you three are running free and playing together now with no pain or suffering.
Love Mom and Pog


  1. What a beauty...and what a long and wonderful life Monica had. So sorry for your loss.

  2. So sorry to hear that your beautiful Monica has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.You had a long time with her and you will feel her presence for a while yet. It's such a difficult decision to do but you did the right thing.


  3. Dear Louise,
    So very, very sorry for your loss! We grow so attached to our "furry" family members and it truly hurts when we lose them, but I trust those happy memories will help you in the days ahead!!
    Sending Warm Hugs~~

  4. I am so sorry. BBD will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. Run fast and free, sweet Monica.
    Pug hugs :)