Memorial / Masterpiece Rhythm and Booze aka Levi
It has been almost a year now since we lost our boy, and recently Jake asked us if he could have "my own Levi". Even at his young age could see the devotion to all of us, as this boy was amazing. Jake has his "own Levi" now, in our boy Ego. I can only hope that Ego turns out to be nearly as wonderful as this amazing dog was...we all still miss him so much.
The Mastiff breed gives us far more "Once in a Lifetime" dogs that any of us will ever deserve. DF
We lost our sweet Levi recently, an old injury was causing him a great deal of pain. While his heart was strong and wanted to live on with us, his pain increased to the point it was unfair of us to keep him here. Levi crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Sept 23, 2019, he is now without pain.
I know he is in our hearts every day, but we miss his face so much.... We apologize to those who we were slow to respond, (both phone and email), during that time. Our family lost a very loved member, and we just could not carry on business as usual.
How it started...
When Levi was just a few days old my mom pointed out the little male puppy that would "find" me every time I was in the whelping box. While the other puppies were only concerned with their full bellies, Levi would not fall asleep until he had wiggled himself over so that he was touching me. (Or had wedged his little body under my knee). He did this EVERY single time... I watched this everyday. I was amazed at how determined he was! He couldn't see, he couldn't walk, and even if I went to the other side of the room.. he wiggled until he found me! He fell asleep content, and happy, as soon as he was close to me.
When Levi was about 5 weeks old he started opening the door/gate to the whelping box!! Once loose he would run as fast as he could to my room, and fall asleep on the floor beside my bed. While he slept beside my bed content and happy, his siblings would be having FUN messing up the house!!!! You cant imagine the mess 8 puppies can make at 3 am unsupervised...
No sooner did I put them in, he let them all out and he would run straight to come find me! AGAIN!! It was amazing! This little fur balls determination was something to see! Of course I couldn't let this little one go...
Levi started swimming before he was a year old, and diving before a year and a half!
Levi would do anything his people did, and eventually started his routine of a swim whenever he wanted. Levi was impossible to lock out of the pool, and he enjoyed it so much Lou made sure we had the right pool steps so he could more easily get out of the water...he was like a furry human..."Mom! I need a towel!"
Levi was "mine" almost from his first breath. We took our last ride together on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2019. He had his last ice cream, and I held him for the very last time. He was able to pass at home, in my arms. I think he would have liked that, his favorite place from the beginning.
He loved his family like no dog ever has, and we knew it everyday for the past 9 years.
He was absolutely the best-from the first day, to the last.😢
R.I.P Sweet boy and thank you. You gave us so much, and we will always love you. You are missed more than words can express.
Until we meet again... 🌈💖