Howard J. Rattsome
We just had our little old boy, Howard, relieved of his misery. We think he had a stroke, his back legs were paralyzed and he couldn't move off the floor. Up until last week he was still able to get outside and bark at the ball.
He was 16 1/2. There was no dog more entertaining than Howard. He'd hike rocks like a football...even rocks as big as he was. He let the kids dress him up and dance with them. He rode on the bikes with the kids. He loved to dig, take him to the beach where there was endless sand and he'd dig till he passed out, then lie on his side and dig some more.
Fatolo, Rooshie, Ratty, Rat, Howard. Everyone who met him loved him. He was a happy, happy boy and we are priveledged to have been able to share our lives with him for all this time. He will be dearly missed, but I know that Heaven now has more entertainment than can be handled.