Today at 4:05pm, we sadly euthanized our long time dog Sasha. We brought Sasha home from the pound shortly after our son Alexander was born.
Sasha was my constant companion on virtually all my hunting and fishing trips. Even during the coldest weather, Sasha never feared to jump into a half frozen lake to pursue duck and geese. She was mild tempered, protective of the family and although smaller than our other dogs, easily the top-dog in the house.. so much so that both my male dogs learned to pee like her (squatting, not raising their legs).
A few photos from her life:
Sasha in 1999
Sasha in 2002
Sasha in 2004 with Ferris, our new black lab puppy (we had to put him down at 3 years old)
Sasha and Ferris in 2004.
Ottercreek camping in 2007.
Flaming Gorge camping in 2009.
Sadly, in late 2011, Sasha's age started to catch up to her and she became totally inactive.
RIP to one of the best companion dogs my family and I have had the pleasure to have in our lives.
As of 5pm on 1 August 2012, Sasha is now resting peacefully in our backyard.