June 17th. Our oldest dog, Mattie, had to be put down today. Mattie broke her leg right at where the bone connects to the hip joint.
Mattie was 13 years old but still was active around the farm. Not the fasted dog of our family pack but she loved to follow us around, especially out to the back field where she would lay down and watch us work either putting up temporary sheep or horse fence.
Mattie was the senior dog and all of the others respected her and loved to play with her. She will be missed very much. Mattie is being cremated and her ashes will be placed under a huge elm tree on a knoll near the barn. She will be able to watch over all the activity on the farm from there.