29 May 2014

Time for Mackenzie

Time is running very short for Mackenzie the Great Pyrenees guardian dog. He has been limping, resting a lot, and licking at his paws and as we more or less expected, it's bone cancer. This is very common in older Pyrs, and Mac is 8. 

He had X-rays today at the vet that confirmed our suspicions and we have anti inflammatories and pain meds for him now. He can spend the next while enjoying the summer sunshine, and when it's time, he can go to sleep on the hill in the pasture and watch over us from there for always. 


  1. Oh, that's hard. He's such a great dog. Dogs really get into your heart and even though we always know they will leave us, the partings are hard.

  2. We are so sad to read this post. Mackenzie has been a great dog, a good companion to Bob and keeper of the sheep. Give him lots of treats and hugs from us! Gram and GA

  3. Anonymous1:50 pm

    Oh dear. That's very sad. I did notice that he didn't come out to check on us when we arrived anymore. I had hoped it was that he knew the sound of our vehicle and didn't need to check. Animals sure do bless our lives.


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