I took a walk to remind me of many, many walks, runs & car rides w his big head in my lap. Who will howl happy birthday or lick my sweaty knees?
Otis was my first big dog. I used to be terrified of them. Otis patiently taught me big dog virtues: his warm back in bed was an instant sleeping pill. watching him forget his size, trying to climb on your lap.
I trained him not to lick my face. He was very smart & very considerate. Reminds me of my dad.
I'll miss his silent companionship.
An incredible doggie presence has left us.
I'm sure he's having a ball playing catch w my dad and chasing squirrels.