Last night our beloved dog, Mac T, passed away. He was born on April 12, 1999 and passed away on Dec. 26, 2011.
He was Eric's first baby and has been with him longer than any of us. Bandit joined them shortly thereafter.
Mac T got his name because he literally rolled over anything in his way, like a Mack Truck. Hence...Mac T.
I called him Mackie Boo.
Mac was the dog that protected all of us. He spent his days patrolling his backyard, making sure anyone walking along the canal outside his fence knew not to mess with him! He would also check on the boys each night after they were safely asleep.
Mac has never been the snuggliest of dogs, but when Eric (or any of us) was sick, Mac was always right by his side. He was a big old fluff ball of love.
We are going to miss Mac so much.
I think it is a blessing that Harry (our new dachshund) is now in our lives. It gives Bandit someone to be with during the day when we are gone. I can only imagine how upset and confused Bandit would have been to lose his brother and be alone.
Mackie was such a brave little dog at the end. I know he is no longer hurting.