We had Rudder for 16 yrs. We got him because our boys were getting older and we wanted someone for Dempsey our Boxer, plus Vance wanted a dog, of course he wanted a big dog like a Husky, we said no, to much shedding, they went to a breeder, supposedly he wouldn’t shed. HA! He shed more then my mom’s goldens!! And not only that, it was sharp fur and would stick in you! But he was a wonderful dog, when Dempsey died 2 years later, we got Iggy, a Pug, those two were together for 10 years.
They would go in the same cage at the groomers and boarders, they didn’t like to be separated. When Iggy died 10 years later, we got Mushu, (sorry Rudder), he seemed lonely and sad, but Mushu is … well…cray cray! But they made it thru.
Rudder was mostly healthy, but just recently, his health started to fail, and over the Memorial Day Holiday, we had to let him go, he is now running in great health and playing with his Mama Dempsey, and his Bestie Iggy.
All of my furries are greatly missed as there is never a more pure/true/loyal love then that of your dog.