Ashleigh’s English Mastiff Reggie has passed away. The life span for a Mastiff is 8-10 years but Reggie lived to be about 13 years old. Even though it was time it is still upsetting. Ashleigh cried for Reggie who we had since he was a baby.
Reggie was having a lot of trouble with his hips and it got to the point where we decided we were going to have to have him put to sleep. It got so bad that he could not even support his weight at times to stand up. Before we could take him to the vet he passed away over the weekend.
Reggie was such a big baby his whole life. All he wanted was to be with us. When you went to another room he would get up and follow you and then lay back down at your feet. Sometimes on your feet. He was also a leaner. He loved to lean up against you. The problem is he out-weighed everybody in the family.
We got Ashleigh a Bichon Frise / Poodle mix about a year ago so that the little dog could be with her more than Reggie. Reggie even though he would have relished it, was too big to get in her bed or sit on her lap in her wheelchair. We hope little Sophie will help Ash get over losing Reggie.