Friday, January 22, 2016

Remembering Sagua 2009-2016

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 8 NOV 09

Sagua was very patient and put up with the indignity of playing "Wonder Woman" on Halloween:

Sagua Wonder Dog 20101008

Sagua got lots of love and returned it:

Sagua and Cari 20090513

Oh, the indignities she put up with!

Sagua with girls 20140930

She was a part of family birthday parties:

Nietas with Sagua 20100829

Her Tibetan Mastiff "brother" Agramonte joins the celebration, wishing me Happy Birthday, August 29, 2010:

Two Old Dogs 20100829

Agramonte will miss her the most:

Agramonte and Sagua 20130222

We will all miss you, Sagua:

Sagua 20130306

The girls welcomed Sagua as a new member of the family, here at the age of 4 months, May 2009:

Sagua 20090513
Sagua a month later with Agramonte, a year her senior:

Sagua and Agramonte 5-20090614

March 16, 2010, now just over a year old, with Agaramonte:

Agramonte y Sagua 20100316

Keeping watch at the gate, September, 2014:

Sagua y Agramonte 20140926

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:

Shh -Maceo dying DEC 2007

He is so weak and in distress. Nieta covers him up:

Covering him up - Maceo dying DEC 2007

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.

Maceo dying DEC 2007

Agramonte at 3 months age with the girls in March, 2008


Stone for Sagua

Also see: "Losing a Best Friend" -- December 9, 2007

and "Tibetan Mastiff Puppy" -- March, 2008


  1. Oh how very sad. The gilrs will miss her greatly as will Agaramonte.

  2. What a beautiful dog! I am so sorry for your daughter and her family. I know how it feels to lose a family pet. RIP Saguea!

  3. i'm so sorry. she was big and beautiful and sweet.

  4. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Saguea. She was a beautiful dog. It is always hard to say good-bye to them.

  5. I am so sorry! She was a beautiful, gentle giant!

  6. I am so sorry for your family's loss...

  7. Honored to have et Sagua. What a lovely girl. We know the feeling of losing a loved family pet, a member of the family. Our condolences are with you all.

  8. Sad. Hope your family find a worthy replacement for this fine looking lady!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  9. Oh, that is such sad news, I'm so sorry, she was a beautiful family pet.

  10. Aww, so sorry about Sagua. My condolences to you and the whole family, KCS.

  11. Oh I am so sorry. This is a beautiful tribute to Sagua and the joy of the memories you show are surely a comfort to all of you who loved her.


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