DOGS ARE FAMILY
When my wife and I got together, I had two dogs both in the 80-100lb range, she had a lab/newfie mix. The private party that she got him from I think lied to her about his parentage. When I first met Rummy, I saw no lab in him at all. He had a large chest, massive head, gigantic webbed feet and long curly black hair. When he arrived at my house, he was already 100lbs and when he passed, he was 180lbs.
Rummy was a real character. He was one big love bug. Everyone that he met he wanted to be their best friend. Of course, when my wife would take him for a walk people would change directions or move to the other side of the street. I would probably be doing some decision making myself if I saw a lady coming towards one walking a baby bear.
Rummy was the most laid-back dog I ever saw. Nothing got him angry, he was early going just wanted to be given attention. He wanted four things in life, pet him, talk to him, feed him and leave plenty of room on the floor for him to lay down.
Never a leader, always the follower. When the dogs went outside it was always the same order. Einstein, Shiloh and bringing up the rear was Rummy. Coming back in he was always the last. My wife always wondered if anyone would attack her what he would do. I always believed he was so loyal to her that he would defend her at all costs.
Even though you might have had many dogs through your life there is always that one dog that stands out as your all time favorite. In Rummy`s case he was and will always be my wife`s all time favorite dog. With his laid back, loving, easy going personality I can understand why she always keep Rummy in her heart in first place. Unfortunately, Rummy was only 5 ½ years old when he passed away.