This is a special edition of Rosyfinch Ramblings, remembering Sagua, our granddaughters' seven year old Tibetan Mastiff. She had to be put down this week because of an irreversible liver condition. Her weight went down from 132 to only about 100 pounds. We will miss her sweet disposition, as will our daughter, son-in-law and their two girls.
Sagua was very patient and put up with the indignity of playing "Wonder Woman" on Halloween:
Sagua got lots of love and returned it:
Oh, the indignities she put up with!
She was a part of family birthday parties:
Her Tibetan Mastiff "brother" Agramonte joins the celebration, wishing me Happy Birthday, August 29, 2010:
Agramonte will miss her the most:
We will all miss you, Sagua:
The girls welcomed Sagua as a new member of the family, here at the age of 4 months, May 2009:
Sagua a month later with Agramonte, a year her senior:
March 16, 2010, now just over a year old, with Agaramonte:
Keeping watch at the gate, September, 2014:
This brings back memories of another sad day in the granddaughters' lives, when Maceo, a Chocolate Lab/Doberman mix, had to undergo several surgeries and chemotherapy. He spent his final days with the girls, in December, 2007.
Shh! Maceo is sleeping:
He is so weak and in distress. Nieta covers him up:
Now he seems to be more comfortable, lying next to Graciela's favorite stuffed lamb, “Baa.” Only Maceo could separate her from Baa. Agamonte soon helped fill the void in their hearts, and a year later all would welcome Sagua into the family.