Sadly our gorgeous girl Lara passed away yesterday morning. She had been a wonderfully brave girl for many months following surgery and numerous infections in her rear legs.
Despite her mobility troubles she was the happiest, sweetest lady and always had a wag and a snuffle for me when I visited and often brought Sebbies yellow ball to the door in her own unique greeting.
She never complained and just got on with things, happy to have a potter and sniff about and always ready for a treat. She knew exactly which pocket the treats were in and made a bee line for them every time.
It had been a while since we had a walk together as she couldn't manage to walk too far in the last few months but I saw her several times a week when I visited. to walk her brother Sebbie.
Lala as we like to call her, always got up to say hello and came to see what treats I had brought her and we always had a chat and a cuddle after she had a potter around the garden.
She had such an amazingly, gentle disposition and was never bad tempered even though getting around could be tricky for her.
Lala was the most loving and adorable dog and we are bereft she has gone. Both Sebbie and I were sad today and I know he misses his sister. Its not accurate to humanise dogs emotions but they definitely grieve and Sebbie was reluctant to come out today. I had brought my 2 old girls along to cheer him up and once he saw Otty and Nish had come to keep him company and support him, he had a little harumphhhh and settled into his walk.
So its lots of extra kisses and cuddles for Sebbie and the company of his favourite pals out on our walks will surely help him along.
Lara was a rescue and her owners gave her the most wonderful home and she had a fabulous life with them. She was their special girl and mine too.
Lala had fantastic genes - Rotweiler and Alikta or as her mum says, Rokita!
Lara was a Rokita through and through, she rocked it in every which way.
Just take a look at her portraits if you dont believe me.
Night night beautiful girl, it was a pleasure to have you in my life, love and miss you.
A BIT ABOUT ME......
We're three years on from the inception of Hanson's Hounds and its been a wonderful ride.