McKinley's mom, Pam, told us that he took ill on the 1st of January with Biliary again, or complications from it. (Biliary, also called Babesiosis, is a nasty disease carried by ticks found in South Africa; he fought several battles with it, despite being on Frontline as a preventative.) McKinley fought the disease for several days, was in and out of the vet's office a few times, but could not win this time. Sadly, he was taken just a month shy of his third birthday.
McKinley, the Award-Winner
McKinley's mom told us, "Of all the dogs that I have ever had he was the one with the most character. Always busy, always up to something, always keeping us on our toes and always something to say." We could tell a LOT about his wonderful personality from his pictures! What a wonderful, sweet, FUN pup!
We truly believe he is in a peaceful place now - where he can splash and dig and chase bunnies (but never quite catch them) to his heart's content. He's play-bowing and doing zoomies with those who went before him - playing, drinking and eating from a bottomless dinner bowl!
We salute you, McKinley! And to your loving family, Pam and Dave, sister Nikki and the kitties who live with them, keep Big M little c's memories in your hearts! His spirit will always be close! May your memories comfort you forever.
The Army of Four