Greatdogpandaman the inspiration for this blog ,he who is and shall remain my avatar has passed on.
I am so sad
Never has an animal got so deep inside my soul as Pandaman
Never have I loved an animal as much as iI love Pandaman.
Never have I ever met a dog with so much energy, happiness and sheer raw determination and life force asPanda.
Never have I met a dog that poured with such a superb personality and magnetic charisma as Pandaman.
Although we have known he was sick for over a year he non the less pushed on long past the six months expectancy that the vet gave him and he was his normal powerful self for 90 % of that time.
It was only in the last month or so that he started to really slow down, but he kept on trying until he just got weaker,skinier and tired until eventualy even he could not keep up with his own self.
In the last couple of days he really nose dived rapidly and it was awful to see this.
Its hard to believe that I shall never see his face again, never shall he lay besides me on the camping chair with his head on my lap as I rub his ears as we did last weekend, never shall he sit next to me and stare directly into my soul as I chat away to him ,never will he almost break my nose with his hard head in an over boisterous game, nor shall he almost rip the door frame out of the wall because he got his head stuck in the security gate again……
But I prefer to remember him like this in his prime and glory and as happy as can be
I am so very sad and this is gonna take a while to get over
It is however a certain relief as we have been living under the dread of this eventuality for a long time and he became very messy and a lot of hard work towards the end. ……..It was heartbreaking to see this strong proud boy slowly dying away ….a load has lifted and we can now move forward.
Bye bye Panda…..I love you boy
Have a greatday all