I can't believe that Brody is gone. We got him when Malea was about 3 I think, so he wasn't a young dog as he was probably 3 when we got him. He was such a good dog though. He had his issues and was banned to the outside for a while when we first got him. As he got older he behaved and didn't go to the bathroom in the house or chew things up. He was a good watchdog and always let us know when someone was here. Dave really loved animals and especially loved dogs. Brody was his pal. I think quite possibly Brody could have died from a broken heart :( I definitely wasn't the most affectionate, but I tried to pay attention to him occasionally:( I loved having a dog around - I just didn't like to touch them much. Brody didn't jump or slobber - so that was a plus in my book. He was a fairly neat eater and was very good with the kids.
This is so hard :( I had to watch our puppy Kiah die almost 2 years ago - and it was so tough Dave couldn't come home when that happened. I had to carry her body outside and then Dave took care of her - since it was winter. He apologized so much that he didn't come home because it was even hard for him. The kids want to bury Brody - he's a big dog and is going to need a really big hole. I agree with them - he needs a proper burial.
One of Dave's friends stopped by a week or so again and said how much he missed Dave. He said he talks to his wife constantly about it. I have a hard time with that - I don't have anyone I can complain to or talk to about anything. I know people miss him - he was a great friend. It isn't getting any easier for me:(
I am a wife and mother of 2. I have many different interests - baking, home renovations, music, education ;)