Sean Sorrentino recently posted on the loss of his friend.
I figure I should tell the story of Ruby, while she's still alive and she's the only dog who was here when I had a family.
Our Dog Copper had to be put down. He only made a few years past ten. My Rottweiler Chester was moping around and Dad practically ordered me to go get Chester a dog. As Copper was a Cocker Spaniel, Dad thought we should get a Cocker as a replacement. We went out in the country. Really just a few miles down the road. A family there had a litter of pups for sale. The male was already sold. I knew that it was going to be her. She was colored just like a Rottweiler. Yep I'm a racist, live with it! I did bring her sisters to the van to check first, both of them were speckled pups. Dad has a thing against that. They swarmed all over my brother. He is leery of dogs not ours. Was. The pup who became Ruby just lay at his feet and waited for him to respond.
I'll come back and polish this entry up a bit when I feel up to it.