Goodbye

Today we had to say goodbye to our loved Doberman Athos. He was a very loving dog – even though I didn’t like 70 pounds of love jumping on me and knocking me down! He was diagnosed with cancer a little over a month ago and we thought he may have more time but he went downhill pretty fast and we don’t want him to get to the point of really suffering.

My favorite picture of him after eating rice!

He will be missed by his sister Lagatha and Bella the most I’m sure. They all run and play all day. And our night guard Muwaze favors him over Lagatha, Athos always led the way when they made their night rounds so he was sad when we told him a few weeks ago that Athos wouldn’t be around much longer.

Christian will miss his “rounds” when he goes to open the barn. The dogs are the best rat catchers and the barn is their favorite place to go catch them. When they see Christian heading that way Athos would always go first and make a run all the way around the barn and back to the door. If Christian didn’t have the door open by the time he got there he would make another trip around the barn and then in. He loved going in and searching through hay for rats! It was always funny to watch him do that!

We’ll miss you Athos.

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rhondajwelch

I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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