It was with a very heavy heart that we had to put our 14 year old lab/shepherd mix Wiley to sleep yesterday…He was having alot of health problems which included nerve damage to his hind legs and a tumor behind his right eye that was growing at an alarming rate. We knew we were doing the right thing for him but saying goodbye to a pet you have had for so many years is a really difficult thing. We have had Wiley longer than our daughter…He has been through so much with us and was just a really great dog. I always called him my only “Good Dog” because he was such an easygoing, sweet, lovable boy…He was not leash aggressive, he actually listened to me???, he never peed in the house, his only vise was that he liked to raid the trash can sometimes when we left the house…even then, he always looked so guilty after the fact that it was hard to get too mad at him.
We adopted Wiley from the Baltimore SPCA 14 years ago and he will be greatly missed in our home. We were lucky to have had him as long as we did and I like to think of him in dog heaven with his best buddy Clancy who died two years ago…Here are some of my favorite pictures of Wiley over the years.